Jo Lamb &
Chris Milton  
Towards an Imaginative Real
3rd-24th October 2015

Opening reception: Friday 2nd October 6-8pm

The Project Gallery is pleased to present the work of Chris Milton and Jo Lamb.

Chris Milton was one of the first artists we exhibited at our opening exhibition last June with his Go Go series, produced in response to London’s atmospheric fetish and dance clubs. This year his new series of work, displaying his distinctive, visceral style were initiated by a chance encounter with a set of old Kodachrome slides, revealing images that he had created over 30 years ago. Chris at the time had embarked on a poetic quest to try and understand the arcane, religious, visual symbolism of ancient Western and Asian cultures. At that time, he produced a series of works that were more like, ‘illustrative narratives than the revelatory art works I had hoped to achieve.’ But amongst the flurry of visual ephemera, certain visual elements that reoccurred stood out and now form the basis of this new series of works.

Like Chris Milton’s new works, Jo Lamb’s painting is underpinned by imitative figuration. Her current series focuses on fairytales with an adult narrative; the work often centers on the relationships between protagonists and the sometimes complicit understanding between victim and perpetrator. Compositions combine and contrast innocence with desire and purity with danger. Influences for this series include Velasquez, the Renaissance, and Indian painting, visual clues are more or less recognisable.
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