Exhibition

Bodies Undone

16 Jun 2018 – 15 Jul 2018

Event times

Monday- Sunday 9am - 9pm

Cost of entry

free

Blyth Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Sarah Gillham, Mindy Lee & J.A.L.-B, Susan Sluglett ,Paul Westcombe

Bodies Undone finds the figure in an unravelled state. This drawing, painting and sculpture show reveals the body broken down with its emotions hanging out.

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Layering and slicing of information fragments the figures, allowing them to morph between the real and the imagined self/other.

Experiences and memories are re-played out in a surreal, altered world. A world caught in a flux of internal and external dialogue.  The process of making: painting, drawing, sewing, firing, building and wrapping transforms the internal drives and ideas into an art object. The art object is then re-consumed and internalised by the viewer and artists. This feeds the making of the next piece, where figures may reoccur. In these works there is a process of consuming, digesting, expelling and then re-consuming experiences and memories. Bodies Undone also holds a mirror to the artist external body, which inhabits the skin of the piece. It leaves physical evidence of its activity; imprints upon worn clothes, used cups, body casts, handled clay and paper/canvas.

The bodies’ fears, desires, fantasies, obsessions and scars are unpicked and revisited. This unfastening of body parts provides a gaping hole, an orifice into an internal reality… a place to peer and feel.  

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Exhibiting artists

Mindy Lee

Susan Sluglett

Paul Westcombe

Sarah Gillham

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