Daniel Cowlam

The Crab

27 April – 18 May 2019

Project Space


Two Queens Project Space Gallery
Opening Night Friday 26th April 2019, 6-9pm
Exhibition Open alongside Emii Alrai ‘House of Teeming Cattle’

The exhibition debuts a series of works centred around the recurring character of the crab.
Beginning as a character in a spiralling unwritten comedy script imagined by the artist, the crab is
rendered here as a repeating motif in marquetry wall hangings and an animatronic twitching claw
on the gallery floor. We see the crab become both a visual device to be laboriously rendered or
manipulated and as unsettlingly disconnected parts of a character within an unexplored story.