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Fractures of the Lens

9 Aug 2022 – 14 Aug 2022

Regular hours

Tue, 09 Aug
18:00 – 20:00
Wed, 10 Aug
10:00 – 16:00
Thu, 11 Aug
10:00 – 16:00
Fri, 12 Aug
10:00 – 16:00
Sun, 14 Aug
10:00 – 16:00

Free admission

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Burgh House & Hampstead Museum

London, United Kingdom

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  • 10 minute walk from Hampstead Underground Station
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Recent paintings by Katya Granova in dialogue with monoprints by Simon Hodgkinson on the theme of distortion (historical-political-visual) featuring several works on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

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Fractures of the Lens ties together the painterly practices of Katya Granova (@katyagranova) from Russia and Simon Hodgkinson from London. Their practices differ visually but are united by a common interest in post-truth and distortions of history.

The artists' differing cultural and artistic backgrounds engender different approaches - while the monotypes of Hodgkinson explore layering of visual information and a searching for truth, Granova’s manner of painting combines a moment of objective history contained in enlarged vintage photographs with the physicality of painterly gestures and her own corporeal presence. Both artists are emotionally affected by current politics and address this directly or indirectly in their work.

This event is curated by Alexandra Steinacker-Clark (@alexandrasteinacker), art historian and founder of the All About Art Podcast, and sponsored by Slash Arts (@slash.arts) supporting emerging artists.

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