Strong Hold is an exhibition of works by artists Kate Beckingham and Benjamin Chadbond.
Beginning with the idea of talismans and their apparent similarities to both art objects and the act of art making itself, this exhibition is an exchange that aims to explore relegation of meaning and intention as auguries of the contemporary condition.
United in practice by a shared investigation of objects and their power (or lack there of) both artists seek to question how and why we attribute meaning to the world around us, and particularly the objects we possess. There is no attempt at austere concretes or axioms, or to suggest that any level of engagement is more or less valid. Rather the works in the show are merely an attempt to embody the illusive nature of the subject matter with unruly tethers to the personal, the absurd, and the idiosyncratic methodologies of their makers.