'kenopsia', (from the Greek, kenosis "emptiness" + opsia "seeing")
n. the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet, an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs.
Uncertain Spaces: Kenopsia is Andy Cropper's fourth solo show created over the past few years exploring Sheffield's in-between spaces and non-places.
It's exhibition composed of what Andy calls "painterly realism" – intentionally allowing an element of painterly mark making rather than eliminating it with a blended photographic perfection.
Get to know Andy in our Meet the Locals interview. Come back soon for our review of the exhibition.
Friday 7 June, 7:30pm
Thursday 20 June 7-9:30pm