Artist Flo Brooks discusses the themes of his solo exhibition Harmonycrumb with artist Brooke Palmieri. The conversation is followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Flo Brooks (b. 1987) is an artist based in West Cornwall. He works across painting, collage, publication, installation and social practice. Merging autobiography with fiction, Brooks’ works coalesce around ideas of selfhood, belonging and temporality, most often taking form in densely layered acrylic paintings that for him act as a kind of repository for complex feeling, memory and social and political histories.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Be tru to your rec, Project Native Informant, London, 2022; Angletwich, Brighton CCA, which travelled to Tramway, Glasgow, 2020 – 2021, and Scrubbers, Project Native Informant, London, 2018. Group exhibitions include Bodies in space, MIRROR, Plymouth, 2022, SEEN, Newlyn Art gallery and The Exchange, Cornwall, 2022, Beano: The Art of breaking the rules, Somerset House, London, 2022, and Kiss my genders, Hayward gallery, London, 2019.
Brooke Palmieri is an artist, writer and educator working at the intersection of memory, history and gender-bending alternate realities. In 2018, they founded CAMP BOOKS, a platform and travelling bookshop. CAMP BOOKS promotes access to queer history through cheap prints, zines, workshops, installations, and collaborative construction of archives related to LGBTQIA+ activism and the long history of gender non-conformity. Palmieri’s writing has recently been featured in Louche Magazine and anthologies by Pilot Press, and their work has been exhibited at Gaada, the Glasgow Women’s Library, The Bower, and Chelsea Space.
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