Crush is an exhibition showcasing the work of three contemporary women artists in a variety of media including print and sculpture. The works reflect women in the 21st century through approaches ranging from humour and irony to the uncanny and the subversive, resulting in a compelling show that is at times intriguing and unsettling.
Hermione Allsopp makes sculptural works by collecting objects and furniture, then recreating them into new forms or compositions. Through the choice of objects, and the
techniques she employs, she explores the boundary between repulsion and attraction,
ideas of taste and notions of desire. The work also reflects on wider topics related to
consumerism, psychological and physical interiors and exteriors. She exhibits her work
nationally and is based in St Leonards on Sea.
Alexandra Drawbridge has taken fragments of imagery from reality TV to create large
scale digital prints of children's faces. These works can be difficult to comprehend. We
see the features of a child's face, but isolated and doll-like, they lack the humanity that
ordinarily belongs to them. Drawbridge lives and works in Bexhill.
Anne Parfitt combines incongruous elements in figurative sculptural collages. She
explores types of human figuration and their cultural/historical value, satirizing ‘kitsch’
figurative imagery whilst parodying ‘serious’ works and subjects accepted as part of the
canon of ‘high’ art. Parfitt studied at the Royal College of Art, and since 2012 has
exhibited regularly in London and the South East. She is based in Bexhill, East Sussex.