Mart Studio Members Artist Show
Runs April 1st – 11th.
Opening Wednesday April 1st Fool’s Day – @ 6pm
Open Daily – 1-6pm [closed Mondays]
“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” Charlie Chaplin
The role of the Artist can to be seen as to comment and reflect on society and the human condition. The ‘Fool’ was traditionally used in theatre to expose the truth in a farcical yet honest voice. The silent movie era produced the ‘Tramp’ character by Charlie Chaplin who became an advocate for the poor and disempowered. Since the motivation of the Fool is instinctual, and to defy social conventions, they are not culpable for breaches of those rules. Because of this, the Fool has often been given great relative freedom, particularly in speech. ‘Fool Me Twice’ is an exhibition of MART studio members who in this instance are playing a similar role to the fool by aiming to challenge the parameters of the socio-political boundaries we live within.