The art of Fran Forman
'Escape Artist' is a rich and dream-like collection of photo-paintings by artist and fabulist Fran Forman. It offers characters, scenes and visual narratives that lure the imagination. She explores the multiple meanings of the word escape, focusing on the central idea of breaking through the normal barriers of everyday life. Many of these figures appear to be floating or rowing or sailing away, trying to leave the rest of the earth-bound world behind. Thus, the artist invites us to ask ourselves what realities exist beyond the traditional limits of gravity, linear time, and social convention.
- 'Escape Artist' is shown in the Fox Talbot Museum gallery until 3 January 2016
Words of a journey
Fran's work is accompanied by an exquisite story written by Michelle Blake.
It acts as a guide to these vast imaginary worlds, suggesting voices for some of the characters and destinations for some of the journeys. All together, the exhibition offers its own particular form of beauty, one that invites the viewer to step outside the known.