DAVID STEWART
GEOFFREY VALENTINE
14th February - 9th April 2020

Death within art is one of the most pervasive topics throughout art history. However, the physicality of the moment itself, alongside the representation of the remaining corpse, has ultimately been rejected in favour of a more romanticised representation of the afterlife. In a culture where everything is recorded and shared pictorially, death is one of the only subjects that remains private. Stewart’s unwavering almost clinical documentation of his father therefore comes as a jolt as it is one that is generally hidden from the public gaze perhaps as a method of our own self-protection and avoidance. In Stewart’s stark, minimal imagery there is no escaping that this is what will happen to us all.