HEART SHAPED LIKE A BASEBALL BAT
For its second exhibition, PERICLO presented Heart Shaped Like a Baseball Bat, a solo show of new work by Alfie Strong. Projecting his dark sense of humour onto the everyday and mundane, Strong often uses folklore and mythology to strengthen his off-kilter viewpoints on the very basic elements of our day-to-day lives.
This exhibition was separated into two co-inhabiting parts: the first part being an impressionistic set design for a section of unmade, imaginary film about the end of a journey for two glacially transported rocks in a wild Celtic landscape; the second part being a presentation of new work exploring a distracted and misunderstood experience of both everyday, inane objects and human interactions. These works formed a parallel show, sitting amongst the ‘set’. The two halves of the exhibition combined like apparitions of two events in one place from different times.
Alfie Strong is a Leeds-based artist, who previously studied at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham.