This week, we bring you news of an unmissable new show at Stroud’s Museum in the Park. www.museuminthepark.org.uk. All Consuming, a 70 piece solo show by internationally acclaimed artist Cleo Mussi, (www.mussimosaics.co.uk) opens on July 19th.
As always, it is easy to be beguiled by the wit and decorative beauty of Mussi’s extraordinary mosaics but these pieces also offer serious social commentary on the ecological and economic perils facing contemporary society. For example, the text accompanying the title piece (pictured above) reads: ‘To market to market/With my little basket/To buy bonds and shares/And a homogenized franchise. /To market to market/To buy a free market/With plenty of debt/And fictional targets. /What ‘sports’ we are/To hunt and gather/’For too much of a good thing/Is not a good thing’ at all.
Take your time or go twice.
All Consuming runs at The Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AF from 19th July – 27th August. Open Tues-Fri 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m; weekends and Bank Holiday Monday 11.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m Contact 01453 763396; www.museuminthepark.org.uk