Cathy Lomax Talk

23 Sep 2015

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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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Cathy Lomax will be talking about her work, her influences and how she responded to the DOLPH brief


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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