Spider Baby: Dominic Chadwick 24.05.2019 - 31.05.2019
A whisper from the small mouth of a spider awakens a baby. Stumbling to the corridor, the baby's hands eventually grip and enable it to stand in its doorway. A silhouette is made in the corridor that is four times as tall as the height of the baby. Legs are long, velvet textured and make a loud noise when running across the floor. A broken spider leg lays hollow in the baby's vision.
Dominic Chadwick is an artist and independent curator based in London after recently graduating from BA (Hons) Fine Art at Goldsmiths. They Co-Founded and Directed Elmer, a former artist-led gallery in Streatham, South London, and have recently taken part in other artist-led activity - exhibiting in Canada, London and York with spaces such as ohkaygall, Muddy Yard, New Shoreditch Theatre and Elmer.
As a dyslexic and colour blind artist they find drawing, often in monochrome, as an immediate way to make sense of forgotten thoughts and lived experience - and to communicate these subconscious and invented worlds as they merge with our lived realities. Their playful style of drawing evokes a humour within this existential conversation, creating an animated tension of bold visuals between physical and digital drawing as installation.