Geoff Dunlop & Dean Byass

Time After Time

Time – perhaps the most slippery of the essential concepts. Einstein, the great guru of time, even suggested that it was a fiction: “…us physicists believe the separation between past, present and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one.”

Two artists meet. Fascinated by each other’s work, despite the lack of obvious correlation, they start a conversation, and discover that the theme of time is a significant point of connection. This exhibition is a continuation of that conversation, expressed
through images.

In his multi-layered prints, Dean Byass interrogates the “moment” and discovers Einstein’s illusion – not a fluent narrative but a series of discrete fragments that we reconstruct in our minds, to make the world seem coherent.

In his “paintings with a lens”, Geoff Dunlop presents evidence of layer upon layer of simultaneous timescales, from instantaneous to infinitely ancient, all held together in an illusion of the now.

Join us for an open house on Saturday 13 May, including SPIRAL, a performance by Paulette Mae.

Open Conversation: Saturday 20 May

2pm – 2.30pm Dr Emily Troscianko leads a talk on perception and time.

Geoff Dunlop & Dean Byass


Admission free

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The North Wall Gallery is open from Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, and from 12pm – 4pm on Saturdays. Sundays & Bank Holidays: normally closed, except for theatre events.

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