Patrick Ian Hartley exhibits surgical and post mortem sculptures in the new SHOWstudio exhibition PROSTHETICS

Splint by Patrick Ian Hartley

Splint by Patrick Ian Hartley

Patrick's newly refurbished and expanded series of Cruciform sculpture series 'Splint' go on display in the forthcoming exhibition at SHOWstudio's new Belgravia gallery previewing on the 17th April 2013.

'Splint' plays with the notion of the crucifix being a splint intended to bring about the death of the individual it restrains, rendered using internal 'splints' intended on the exact opposite; improving the recipient's mobility.

Crown Of Thorns by Patrick Ian Hartley

Crown Of Thorns by Patrick Ian Hartley

Patrick will also present 'Crown of Thorns'. An assembly of surgical steel skull coronet and glass pasteur pipettes. The piece makes reference to the beginning and end of life and has clear religious iconographic references.

The work Patrick presents is part of a broader exhibition featuring the work of artists and designers including Kat Marks, Una Burke, Dai Rees, Aimee Mullins, Betony Vernon, Ana Rajcevic, Kyle Hopkins and Natalia Brilli.

For further details contact Niamh White directly at SHOWstudio at

SHOWcabinet: Prosthetics

18th April - 31st May 2013, 

19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8LB