Exhibition

EXTENDED - Reverence: A debut solo show by Sophie Macdonald

12 Oct 2017 – 20 Oct 2017

Event times

11am-6pm
Finissage: 6-9pm

Cost of entry

free

Dissenters' Chapel & Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Buses 52, 452
  • Ladbroke Grove (tube), Kensal Green (tube/overground)
  • Kensal Rise (overground)

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A dialogue in paintings exploring the contradictions of Muslim women who wear the veil and European women who pose naked.

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***EXTENDED***

Reverence is now extended until Friday 20th October, open Monday to Friday with Finissage event on Thursday 19th from 6-9pm.

Sophie Macdonald, a young artist who has spent all her life in North Kensington, has long been fascinated by the veiled Muslim women who are her neighbours. She has produced a remarkable series of portraits of hijab wearing women in lighthearted mood, skipping with ropes.

"I wanted to challenge my own prejudices" she says, "to open up a discussion about widely different attitudes to the female body."

She explores these contrasts by including a series of women posing naked or semi-naked, portraits painted on builders planks.
 

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