Cathy Lomax

17 Sep 2015 – 26 Sep 2015

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Wed–Sat 11.00 – 5.00pm

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London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses from Brixton 50, 59, 159, 118,133, 333, 250
  • Streatham Hill station
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This September, Cathy Lomax will be responding to the DOLPH brief focusing on one of her greatest influences – America.


Cathy Lomax is interested in how we consume information and misinformation alike, weaving it together with our own experiences to create a comfort blanket of connections that often bear little relationship to reality.

For DOLPH, Lomax focuses on one of her greatest influences – America. The title of the show, American Tan, is taken from a hosiery shade that was common throughout the 1970s and 80s. Within this seemingly innocuous name Lomax unearths a wealth of cultural indicators, the most important being the idea that from Hollywood to New York (via the Mid-West and The South), America exudes a covetable yet unobtainable glamour.

Alongside new paintings and prints, and work from her film diary series, Lomax has curated a program of dream America films, one of which will be shown each day in the gallery. Other works on show reference self-absorption, a preoccupation with surface and disguise, and how happy ever after is not a guarantee of the American Dream.


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