aka The Vanity PressSnoopy vs The Red Baron30.04. - 02.07.2011
Fiona Banner, *1966 in Merseyside, UK,
lives and works in London
Photo © Jens Ziehe
Fiona Banner’s practice centres on the problems and possibilities of language, both written and metaphorical.
From her ‘wordscapes’ to her use of found and transformed military aircraft, Banner juxtaposes the brutal and the sensual, performing an almost complete cycle of intimacy, attraction and alienation.
In this exhibition the artist alternates between the pathos of battle in her monumental sculptures, and the gentle humour of her works on paper, as she looks at how we mythologize ourselves and our history, and our willingness to be seduced by our own myths.