Friday 11th May
Institute of Group Analysis
1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY
We are delighted to invite you to our spring art exhibition of 2018, which includes a Private View, talk by the artist Kristina Page and Dr Kenneth Wright, and a large group.
My work is created over a long period of time. Layers are added and taken away, creating textures that are suggestive of maps, or rather the antinomy of maps, places where one can be lost, and perhaps found.
I hope to inspire those who see my work to become aware of the textures that surround us, as they are often a visual history of the care or neglect that we as humans are capable of. In this sense my work is not abstract, but a visual response to the world as I, and the viewer, may experience it.
Dr Kenneth Wright
In my talk, I explore the idea that a painting is like the human face and using the work of Winnicott, Stern and Langer, I suggest that artistic creation involves an attuning dialogue between the artist and the forms he is making. From this perspective, aesthetic forms can be seen as analogues of the mother’s attuning forms in infancy, and the artwork itself as a quasi-responsive object, which not only ‘holds’ a part of the artist’s self but ‘offers’ itself to be used in a similar way by the viewer.
Kristina Page gained a BA in Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art, and went on to work as a performer and choreographer. She later trained in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths University, graduating in 2012. She works with people who experience mental health issues, homelessness and addiction, and supervises trainees. She completed the foundation year at the IGA in 2016.
Dr Ken Wright is a psychoanalyst in private practice, well known for his work on Winnicott. He trained at the BPAS as an Independent, and at the Tavistock Clinic as marital and individual psychotherapist. He has lectured widely on creativity and art and his publications include: Vision and Separation. Between Mother and Baby (Free Association Books, 1991) and
Mirroring and Attunement: Self-realisation in Psychoanalysis and Art (Routledge, 2009).
IGA Member/Student £10
Please note that the Private View is free of charge, but please book a place. The fee covers the large group and light refreshments (juice, wine and nibbles).
5:30 – 6:30pm Private Viewing
6:30 – 7.15pm Talks and Q&A with the Artist and Dr Kenneth Wright
7.15 – 7.30pm Break and light refreshments
7.30 – 9.00pm Large Group