Revisiting moments of embarrassment in everyday life, Roper's paintings evoke awkward situations and encounters that otherwise become overlooked. The images are drawn from specific events in familiar environments; the work purposefully make a spectacle of the uncomfortable and exploit the awkwardness endured. In her depictions, Roper draws from personal experience in a self-deprecating manner, observing the uneasiness of the world around.
(B. 1996), Lancaster. Working in London. Recent MA graduate in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School, funded by the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award. Recently selected for Wells Art Contemporary and The Contemporary British Painting Prize.
Standpoint residencies facilitate artist development and enable the production of new work in a supportive environment, encouraging artistic exchange and collective working. The 8 week residencies are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants.
Residency Presentation: 26 January, 6-8pm 2023
Exhibition continues 27 & 28 January, 12-5pm
Then by appointment until 3 February.