Omnibus is proud to present our latest art exhibition by young London artist Sarah ‘Kenikie’ Palmer.
Square eyes defines someone who is watching too much television. Instead of spending time outside of the home, people now spend more time relaxing inside the home in front of the television. The exhibition ‘Square Eyes’ shows a series of paintings that examine Sarah’s uneasiness with entertainment television and attempt to expose the TV as a mirror, reflecting the isolation and ennui of the habitual watcher. Her work is evocative of a prolonged watching, and the desire to not miss a moment, entirely captivated by a glowing screen.
Sarah describes Square Eyes by explaining, “I consider the way in which we suffer simultaneously from a fascination with alluring TV images, and a chronic separation from their aspirational ideals. The televisual reality is better than our reality: more exciting and more glamorous. It is a veritable Hyperreality that threatens to replace our reality with its own.”
Exhibitions like Sarah’s are unique and important to our society. Through her art, Sarah carefully blends the reality of the culture we have become with the consequences. Square Eyes provides insight into greater issues our society faces such as the rapid expansion of technology through the internet, texting, and social media.
Sarah ‘Kenikie’ Palmer graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2014. Sarah has showcased her work across locations in London and Lancaster. Since 2014, she was nominated for Saatchi New Sensations, shortlisted for the Works in Print Art Graduates Prize and participated in the Clyde & Co Art Awards.
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