A Spot Of Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon…..

and…a spot of your author’s life painting teacher too, as he joins others in an exciting exhibition opening soon in Bristol.  7th February to 24th March, details below

 

Oneself As Another

“By bringing the un-seeable and un-sayable to the fore, this exhibition offers the viewer the chance to reconcile aspects of one’s own, personal narrative – through the brave acknowledgement of Another.

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
7 February – 24 March 2014
Emil Alzamora | Johan Andersson Francis Bacon

Sarah Ball  Wanda Bernardino brook & black | Tom Butler

Bob Carlos Clarke | Lucian Freud | Cathy Lewis

Neil Moore | Ione Rucquoi | Gavin Turk | Stuart Wiggins 
 
 
                              Detail from Sanctae installation by Ione Rucquoi     

bo.lee projects in partnership with The Royal West of England Academy presents us with a provocative and challenging exhibition that will awaken the emotions. Oneself as Another brings together a select group of painters, sculptors, and photographers from the UK and USA whose work expresses the hidden depths within notions of selfhood by exploring what defines an individuals being in the world.

Alongside works by Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon whose brutal exposure of the individual psyche are better known; Oneself as Another presents work by artists who offer an alternative contemporary portraiture; one which acknowledges yet refuses the freak show of difference.

Sanctae, a major new work by South West based Ione Rucquoi, supported by Arts Council England, provides the inspiration and centre piece for the exhibition, consisting of an architecturally devised inner space inhabited by larger than life photographic images of haloed, naked female subjects.

 
Francis Bacon, Tripytch Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus, 1981
 
Sarah Ball (2013 Welsh Artist of the Year) presents her ‘Damaged Human Series’. Beautifully rendered miniature portraits taken from medical archive photographs explore the narratives that lie beneath the physicality of a face. Works by London based painterWanda Bernardino and BP Portrait prize winner Johan Andersson revel similarly in the notion of what is revealed or hidden, while renowned photographer Bob Carlos Clarke toys with the taboo, confronting us on the edges of decency. 
 
By bringing the un-seeable and un-sayable to the fore, this exhibition offers the viewer the chance to reconcile aspects of one’s own, personal narrative – through the brave acknowledgement of Another. 
 
Image below: Jerry by Johan Andersson
 
Oneself As Another will open on Thursday 6th February from 6pm with a Private View in support of Changing Faces, a UK-based charity giving support and information to people with disfigurements to the face, hands or body, and their families.
For further details please contact Jemma on the number below.
jemma@bo-lee.co.uk | 07970 492858
 
 
 
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