Looking At You: A show of contemporary painting

2 Apr 2019 – 14 Apr 2019

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Tue 2 Apr – Sun 14 Apr 2019
Daily from 8am – 4pm / Saturday 10am – 6pm

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The first in a series of exhibitions which interrogate established modes of practice, Gedney Common presents 'Looking at you'. Using traditional notions of portraiture as a starting point, the exhibition includes works by Rebecca Harper, Ross Head, Anna Ilsley, Igor Moritz and Janet Sainsbury.

Collapsing historic preconceptions of the portrait, the artists present bodies which are shrouded in raucous colour — abstracted, amorphous, playful and lifelike, exploring the portrait and the figure through a contemporary lens. 


Gedney Common is a collective of artists, designers, curators, writers and researchers. Drawing on the social and cultural traditions of UK commons, the group produces projects which range from solo shows to community archives, through collaborative support, communication and experimentation. 

The work meets at the intersection of creative and social projects, encouraging a plurality of voices with an emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusivity.

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This exhibition has been produced by Gedney Common. The project has been supported by Pressision and Do Your Own Thing Space 


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