Jonathan Monk – The Sound Of Laughter Isn’t Necessarily Funny
27 January – 11 March 2017
The Gallery, Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, Mill Lane, Leicester, LE2 7PT – UK
In this exhibition, three sculptures inhabit the space – a grand piano, a pair of grandfather clocks and a dismembered doll that has passed through the artist’s family. Each of these is mechanically animated and their actions mark the passing of time in seemingly arbitrary ways. All the objects have a gothic resonance to them. Their animation suggests human presence, as the piano plays itself and the dolls eyes flicker open.
This is Jonathan Monk’s first exhibition in Leicester, the city in which he was brought up.