New virtual exhibition opens, paintings created during lock down
Last week I opened my online exhibition, titled ‘At Home’, with a virtual private view for my mailing list members. Those on my mailing list gained access to the entire collection before the rest of the public, and they received an exclusive link to a talk I prepared about this series of paintings.
These paintings were created during the first lock down in 2020. A series of ten works that feature the windows around the house where I was locked down at the time, and the views through them. These are paintings about home, what that word becomes when the world outside feels so particularly unstable and uncertain. These are paintings about learning to accept and make space for that uncertainty, and understanding that it’s an integral part of being alive.
Due to the nature of this year, it is easier to show work online whilst we are all stuck at home, but I wanted to make the experience of viewing works digitally a little closer to the real thing. It was also really important to me that this collection of paintings be seen hung in a space all together. I installed the whole series in the La-Eva studio (long time collaborators, previous studio neighbours, and dear friends; my painting textures adorn the bottles containing their organic washes and lotions), and had the exhibition filmed by the excellent Barbora Benkova (one of the film makers that made the video on my home page). The music was composed and performed by Ditte Elly, a danish artists who I have known and worked with for many years.
View the exhibition video and full list of works – At Home.