The Hand of Roath (in true MIR style) is a playful little exhibition in terms of curation, diversity of works and execution. The many varied and mostly figurative pieces combine and interact to hold a discourse (albeit with some very odd conversations) about the pop-up gallery vs the white cube space and the types of work engendered and typified by both.
Here you can see Bianca Theresa’s photorealist portraits in graphite next to Phlegm’s pen drawn animal heads on the organic topography and texture of fruit. Sarah Younan’s meticulous and haunting ceramic heads with Alex Waddle’s joyfully carved and painted puppets, Matt Redman’s strong and satirical painting ‘Grey British’ opposite Arron Kuiper’s 3D suspended oil paintings.
The collection, while being diverse and varied, isn’t bitty and disparate - overall it generates a strong identity for the show from within the ghostly trace of extinct commerce.
Only open Friday and Saturday (10am-5.30pm), it’s well worth coming to see what the Hand does outside the bulging pocket of Roath.