Donald Locke’s exhibition Pork-Knocker Dreams which runs until December, explores the South American country of Guyana through the medium of statue, pottery, painting and even human hair. Successfully blending Guyanese culture with the aesthetics of modern art, the pieces themselves are highly individual and creatively abstract.
A close inspection of the statues is especially recommended, in order to unearth the heart and soul poured into these miraculously detailed pieces. Although the pottery can get a little repetitive, Locke’s individual paintings shone through this mass of glazed pots and warped humanoid faces. A number of books on Guyana and pottery making were provided, but unfortunately shed little light on possible interpretations of Locke’s work.
By Sophie Watson