The Age of Anxiety is a joint exhibition featuring the paintings of Paul Dearden and the ceramics of Trevor Pollard. It is hosted by Yorkshire ArtSpace at 21, Brown Street, Sheffield and will run from the 2nd - 28th of October. The exhibition is open Wednesdays - Sundays (11 - 5) or by appointment outside of these days/times.
On a macro level to their septuagenarian selves, the ‘Age of Anxiety’ could mean anything from the ‘mutually assured destruction’ of the cold war to the eco-anxieties around the subject of global warming. The work in the exhibition is inspired by these concerns.
Paul Dearden and Trevor Pollard are contemporaries, having both embarked on a study of Fine Art in the early 1970’s at Leeds and Hornsey College. However, they only met for the first time in 2011 when they found themselves occupying adjacent studios at Yorkshire Artspace. Since then, they have collaborated occasionally through exhibitions and film making.
Paul had established the theme for this exhibition of paintings before he asked Trevor to become involved as, in his own words ‘there was a lot of spare floor space which could be used to exhibit Trevor’s ceramics’. As a result, Trevor set about producing a new body of work in response to Paul's paintings and his theme with a short three month deadline.
A preview of the catalogue can be seen here.
The images shown below represent some of the work from the exhibition. Click on them for a larger version along with further information - title and size.