A group show by Dan Auluk, Sally Bailey and Sarah Fortes Mayer.
Stryx, Birmingham | Jul 1-2, 2022 (5-9pm & 1-4pm)

Fragments. Fractured remnants – separate, broken, other. Here are traces – traces
suggesting something, but invariably something less than the whole. Here we are
witness to this melancholy place of lost narratives and re-imagined connections; the
assemblage of traces, whisper the possibility of these many stories all at once – and
we wonder at what might have been…

Dan Auluk is an artist-curator & film maker interested in exploring how we communicate and interact through
experimental encounters. Auluk showcases two films: the first explores themes around intimacy and disruption
(Sleep, 2022), constructed entirely from still photographs; and the second (Nowhereland, 2020), a dystopian sci-fi
short exploring themes of isolation and loss, stitched together from fragments of video contributions, from invited
film makers.

As a sculptor, Sarah Fortes Mayer delves deeply into the processes of ageing, challenging traditional
expectations of this human condition. Experimenting with a myriad of materials, Fortes Mayer works to capture
the invisibleness, the ephemeral nature, and poignant inevitability of ageing.

Sally Bailey is a painter – embedded within the interfaces and interstices existing and emerging between
Painter/painting/Painting (as subject/process/object). Here the outcomes of experimentation are displayed;
fragments that function as epistemic things. In a continuing process of evolving and revealing, they reflect a
material moment in time, the beginnings of presencing.