'Page Three Girls' by Katie Horwich

2 Jun 2010 – 26 Jun 2010

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London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses 21, 436 to Lewisham Way, 177, 453 to Deptford
  • Right opposite Deptford mainline train station

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'Page Three Girls' by Katie Horwich Private view Wednesday 2nd of June - 19:30 onwards Closing party: Saturday 26th June - 19:30 onwards I find a copy of The Sun every day and paint the clothes that I am wearing onto the page three girl. When I started (as a diary project) I was working in Boots where the compulsory uniform was an ankle length white pleated polyester skirt and a navy tabard, designed by Jeff Banks. It was a hot summer and I didn't want to suffer alone so when I chanced upon a copy of The Sun on the pavement in front of me I took it home and painted the unfortunate outfit onto Nikkala. Finding a copy the next day, I did the same. Soon I realized that I had to carry on with this ritual and it became compulsive behaviour. I couldn't take the chance of finding a paper on the street or on the bus or on the dash of an unlocked transit van so took a job in a paparazzi agency where papers would be abundant. Time passed and I was invited to Vienna where The Kronenzeitung also feature a topless model on one of their nonsense story pages, and so I trawled through the recycling bins of my host city, painting my holiday wardrobe onto the perky Austrian lovelies. Now it's eight years later, and I'm still extracting Becky from beneath a commuter's heel on the tube; Peta's more often than not in the Chinese take away at closing till one day we open the paper and they're not there anymore.

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