Connections. Opening Event
Free Opening Event for Connections. Thursday 2nd May, 6-8pm.
Connections: A Comics Exhibition is an exhibition hosted by four uni students from Teesside University. Our theme of this exhibition is ‘connections’ and specifically human connections towards relationships. Connections Exhibition explore these relationships from the artists own personal struggles or stories but we’ve injected them into a fictional narrative where we can explore the emotions we have felt about said relationships.
So, I, Josh decided to explore romantic relationships. My story follows a couple, whom have recently broken up, meeting at a coffee shop trying to mend their relationship. Throughout the story, they will revisit where they went wrong and by the end hopefully will have rekindled an old flame.
Patrick explored the relationship between Father and Son. His relationship with his Dad has been a mild, awkward relationship as the son never feels like he can tell his father anything about himself. He also feels like he is in his Father’s shadow and hasn’t experienced life the way his father has. The story will juxtapose each of the characters personalities and explore where there are similarities and differences.
Stuart explored Friendship and acceptance, i.e finding the right crowd. The story follows a young man, who feels lonely and out of place and doesn’t seem to feel like he fits in. In a nightclub, he is sitting all alone, until a woman comes and sits next to him. She introduces him to all her friends. The story uncovers his journey with these friends and how he discovers or comes to terms with his sexuality.
Laura explored sibling relationships as she is a twin herself. This explores a fictional relationship between two twin sisters whom were close at childhood. but now as teachers seem a little distant. One of the twins gets a terminal illness and the story follows as the other twin tries to care for and rekindle her relationship with her sister.