Too Much

2 October – 25 October 2014



An Accompanying Booklet for this exhibition can be bought from our online shop

Featuring: Jennifer Chan, Kitty Clark, Phoebe Collings-James, Jesse Darling, Rozsa Farkas, Jake Kent, Melika Ngombe Kolongo, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Leon Sadler, Alice Theobald.

Additional Texts by Mathew Parkin & James Poyser

Too Much is a group exhibition that focuses on the emotive and affective properties of artistic expression and the way media is shared to communicate feelings.

The show profiles emergent contemporary practices that respond to a series of emotional stimuli. The energies embedded within these works replace cynicism, disillusion and apathy with rage, fear and love.

Curated by Two Queens as a response to the re-launch of Leicester’s collection of German Expressionist art held at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, the exhibition considers the way in which media, technology and the internet in particular has had an effect on the way artists express themselves without relying on the formal heritage of expressionist painting. The show acts as a counterpoint to the market oriented, hyper-masculine conditions of neo-expressionism of the 1980’s and offers up the opportunity for artists to openly explore emotional and political truths.