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Eve Leibe Gallery - Lepidoptery

18 Jan 2021 – 24 Jan 2021

Regular hours

Mon, 18 Jan
11:00 – 18:00
Tue, 19 Jan
11:00 – 18:00
Wed, 20 Jan
11:00 – 18:00
Thu, 21 Jan
11:00 – 18:00
Fri, 22 Jan
11:30 – 18:00
Sat, 23 Jan
11:00 – 18:00
Sun, 24 Jan
11:00 – 18:00

Free admission

The Koppel Project Central

England, United Kingdom


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Eve Leibe Gallery presents Samanta Rosenwald first UK's solo show


Lepidoptery is the branch of entomology that scientifically studies, preserves and collects moths and butterflies. The collection of insects started in the 17th century and it was considered a fashionable activity among the wealthy. Fetching butterflies was especially in vogue as they were considered precious exotic jewels to display in ‘cabinets of curiosities’. Now collecting Lepidoptera is a common hobby, but Rosenwald shed new light on the matter by portraying the Morpho Godarti enclosed and caged in its frame, exposing the insect’s passive beauty and reflecting on the viewer’s gaze. In this context, the butterfly, confined and trapped in its white case, always ready to be looked at, becomes a metaphor for the female body in today’s society. As a docile and submissive moth, the woman is exhibited and consumed by the viewers’ eyes. Rosenwald through the exhibition, Lepidoptery, studies and portrays the objectification and daily consumption of women’s bodies through metaphors, surreal settings and funny yet dark vernacular. The artist depicts women that camouflage in their surrounding and that become one with it. Female bodies, as objects in a room, as captive insects, as for wallpaper, undergo a deep investigation on the role of women in today’s contemporary culture.

The works will be part of the London Art Fair 2021.

The safety of our visitors, artists, and staff is paramount and, in accordance with recent government guidance, several measures will be in place to ensure the wellbeing of all. Please be aware that the gallery currently has limited capacity due to social distancing measures. Please confirm your time visit via email at info@eveleibegallery.com

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