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Flyer for group exhibition with Matthew Craven in Dubai, UAE

Organised by Volery Gallery, the Island Time group exhibition is curated by Andrew Schoultz. The show references the slowing of time and reveals the idea of living a lifestyle where the passing of hours plays no factor in our decision-making. 

Artworks by eight international contemporary artists portray a relaxed perception of time. In reality, many of us live in a fast-paced world where moments and wealth are synonyms. In a world where the phrase "Where did the time go?" is overused, days, weeks, months and years seem to fly by, leading to essential things slipping through the cracks. Relationships, mental and physical health, or simply watering the plants are among many things that could crumble without adequate allocated time. And perhaps if time is no longer a critical factor in our decision-making and a lenient view of scheduling could open up portals to infinite possibilities that exist when we are not in a constant state of flux.

A pandemic in the past two years has led the entire world to experience the blessings of slowing down. Suddenly everybody had time to take a break from the hustle and bustle but also to partake in things that there was no time for before the lockdown.

 The exhibited artists display a keen use of time within their works, capturing the mood of being present in the "Now". The showcased works are intricate, meticulous, and time-consuming in their own right. Although the leisure view of time could allude to a sense of laziness, there is nothing lazy about any of these artists' work. For artists, time is always a consideration in producing their works. However, the commitment to the end result takes precedence over this factor.

Exhibiting Artists:
Brian Alfred
Michelle Blade
Matthew Craven
Denise Kupferschmidt
Kathryn MacNaughton
Jason Revok
Ryan Wallace

Opening Reception:
September 21, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Exhibition Dates:
September 21 - October 13, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For inquiries and to register interest on the Preview List please email