Art Comes HOME: Joy Yamusangie, Nick Burton and MSR FCJ – online

HOME’s 2020 gallery reopening exhibition, Art Comes HOME, features three artist presentations: Bubbling Pitch, by MSR FCJ, Blue Glass Fortunes, by Joy Yamusangie, and Our Plague Year by Nick Burton.

Our building is currently closed due to the second lockdown, but we have made as much of the exhibition as possible available for you to enjoy online, including a curator walkthrough, high resolution images, picture galleries, and artist interviews.

We recommend starting with this virtual tour with our curator, Bren O’Callaghan.

HOME’s curator Bren O’Callaghan gives a tour of our three new exhibitions from HOMEmcr on Vimeo.

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All featured artists employ an unapologetic use of graphics and illustration as core to their practice, whilst the effects of working in isolation – be it in direct response to lockdown, or the continuing pursuit of an acutely personal journey – is also present throughout.

The use of abstracted and playful figuration invites a closer reading, although a mirror can deceive as well as document.

Seemingly childlike in technique, illustration possesses an underrated capacity to express complex political, social and even spiritual commentary.

Each artist presented in our main gallery makes use of this ‘sugared pill’ at a moment when we both require comfort and reassurance, but must face what lies beneath – be it cruelty, a desire for connection, or chaos.

Explore the images

Click the following links to explore the artworks up close and in more details:

MSR FCJ: Bubbling Pitch artists’ book, click here, here and here for drawings, and here for The Sut Room.

Joy Yamusangie: Blue Glass Fortunes, Phantasm – The American in the Middle, Underneath the Black Sky, English Breakfast.

Nick Burton: Our Plague Year: the story so far, Clean It, Smoke It, Smell It


To find out more about each artist and exhibition click here to visit our Art page.

Visit the artists’ websites here: MSR FCJ, Joy Yamusangie, and Nick Burton

Feature image: Joy Yamusangie, English Breakfast, 2019

Following HOME’s temporary closure for the second coronavirus lockdown, we have taken this exhibition online.

On this page you will find a video walkthrough with our curator, Bren O’Callaghan, image galleries, artist interviews and more to explore.

We hope you enjoy it – we’d love it if you tweeted us to tell us what you thought.