I WOZ ERE With Samantha Dick

Featuring artwork made by former-CAP student Samantha Dick, ‘I WOZ ERE’ was a welcome return following their previous exhibition, ‘Do or Die‘. The exhibition opening night took place on the 23rd of March, from between 5-7 pm, while ongoing public viewing was open until the 31st of March, from 12-4pm, Monday to Friday.

Samantha Dick is a multi-disciplined artist based between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The basis of Dick’s practice is their rejection of social expectations.  How can one best dismantle the social and psychological constraints placed upon the body by an oppressive society?  Through the use of theatrical play the artist encourages the viewer to disrupt their own impressions of normality; challenging gender norms, addressing power relations and conformity, whilst disrupting the rooted idealisms of civilization.  Dick constantly draws us back to their interest in the Other and its conflicting relationship with societal normality.  How can the Other gain dominance and subsequently, how might we dismantle the dominant?

I WOZ ERE showcased work made during and in response to a year-long investigation of two Edinburgh tower blocks (my childhood home) and explores the relationship between self, community and environment. The result is a distillation of conversations with residents of these flats, including my own mother. This exhibition therefore acts as a pause or a breath within this body of work.

Samantha Dick on ‘I WOZ ERE’ (2023)

More on Samantha Dick…

Describing themself as based between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Samantha Dick is a multi-faceted artist, lecturer, and learning assistant. She often works closely with the local community, running workshops across both Edinburgh and Glasgow, while performing and exhibiting across the UK – as well as in online spaces!

See more of their work over on the Instagram embeded below.

More on The HubCAP Gallery…

And if you’d like to see more from the exhibition, check out the HubCAP Gallery’s Instagram below!

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