When your colleague suggests taking in some lunchtime culture it’s a difficult opportunity to pass up. When you find out that that culture involves an exhibition where ‘a lady breathes on some paper and shows the results’, it’s difficult to get excited about it. With that being said, you can sort of find yourself regretting that initial feeling.
‘And Breathe…’ at the Old Fire Station showcases part of Jayne Wilton’s ‘Drawing Breath’ body of work, in which she creates physical, ephemeral sculptures from human breath. It’s much less gross than it sounds and it was actually kind of beautiful.
It’s been ages since I’ve visited an art exhibition much less found any new art that I actually enjoy. Sometimes finding things visually pleasing can boil down to something as simple as whether you would hang it on your own wall, and I definitely would. ‘Sing 1 & 2’ were my favourites in particularly though I really liked the simplicity of the whole exhibition.
‘And Breathe…’ is a small exhibition of just 7 pieces but I’d definitely recommend visiting if you’re around Oxford before 14th November.
Arts at the Old Fire Station has a range of shows and exhibitions throughout the year, as well as featuring an adorable shop featuring work from independent UK artists and designers and hosting workshops and classes, it’s a really neat public space.
‘And Breathe…’ runs until 14th November 2015 at the Old Fire Station gallery, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm, and it’s free!
Have you seen any inspiring art exhibitions lately?