Susan Eyre in Macabre at AIR Gallery, Altrincham (15 October-6 November 2021)

Susan Eyre's (Unit 4, Studio 4-106) work Forest of Eden has been selected for Macabre at AIR Gallery, a group exhibition exploring the strange, unusual, uncanny and grotesque in contemporary art.

"The myth of the wild man stretches back to the tale of Gilgamesh’s quest for immortality. In history the wild man’s characteristics oscillate between horror and fantasy. They reflect fear of the other as well as aspirations to be at one with nature often violating the taboos of civilization and symbolising the repressed desires of society. This person who posts photos of himself in charged poses has become an internet meme shared with equal disgust and fascination. In this etching he is placed back in the ancient forest of all our origins." - Susan Eyre, September 2021

Preview: Thursday 14 October 6-10pm
Exhibition dates: 15 October-6 November

AIR Gallery, 30 Grosvenor Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1LE
Open Wednesday-Friday, 11am-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Image: Susan Eyre, courtesy the artist 2021