In This is Pep Too! Exhibition coming to Metro Arts this May!
Drawing on the personal and borrowing from the everyday, Atkins uses playful colour and form to articulate experiences that occur at the intersection of failure, doubt and defiant enthusiasm. Where naïve motivational rhetoric marches blindly forward, and smirking satire marches stubbornly on the spot, the work in This Is Pep Too! huffs and huddles and meanders.
It thrusts its hand skyward and just as quickly retracts and takes cover. It offers an alternate ...