Exhibition

Snakes on a Picture Plane

14 Jan 2022 – 29 Jan 2022

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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 18:00
Thursday
12:00 – 18:00
Friday
12:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

UK Mexican Arts Society

London
England, United Kingdom

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Snakes on a Picture Plane presents the work of seven emerging artists who each grapple with the slippery imagery of the snake within their diverse practices

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An exhibition of new work from Isobel Atacus , Flora Bradwell, Amber Khan, Sophie Lourdes Knight, Emily Mannion, Lindsey McLean, Clare Rees-Hales

The UK Mexican Art Society hosts Snakes on a Picture Plane, a show that playfully explores the disruptive potential of the snake as a multifaceted symbol and compositional tool. As a site for the uncanny, the ambiguous and regenerative, the serpent has an historical emotional impact on imagery and representation. Snakes have often been allegories for rupturing the status quo and here they are used to confound the expectations of the picture plane.

Within this exhibition the artists use video, sculpture and painting to find the poetic value of the snake in expressing gender, politics, and sexuality. This expanded painting show invites you to reimagine pictorial space through a nest of serpents.

The UK Mexican Arts Society is a non-for-profit organisation focused on fostering collaboration, knowledge exchange and interaction between British and Mexican cultural institutions, other artistic initiatives, as well as creative practitioners and the public. Through a programme of exhibitions, events, residencies, workshops and partnerships, it brings together the two geographical contexts.

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Exhibiting artists

Flora Bradwell

Flora Bradwell

Sophie Lourdes Knight

Clare Rees Hales

amber khan

Emily Mannion

Lindsey Jean McLean

Isobel Atacus

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