Elastic Self: Cassandra Agazzi Brooks

Image Credit: Cassandra Agazzi Brooks

44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath, BA1 1NN

07753378325
[email protected]
www.44AD.net

Tuesday 08 January 2019 – Sunday 03 February 2019
Artist Talk: Sat 19 Jan 3pm
Opening Hours: 12pm - 6pm (Sun 1pm - 4pm)

Cassandra Agazzi Brooks was awarded the FaB Bath Open Art Gallery Prize 2018 and 44AD artspace is delighted to present her solo show Elastic Self. 

You are invited to join us for the Private View on Monday 07 January 6pm - 8pm and an Artist Talk on Saturday 19 January, whereby Cassandra will be presenting and discussing her work on display.

Cassandra Agazzi Brooks is a painter who has recently completed her MA in Painting at Plymouth College of Art. Her practice has been inspired by the multiple-faces of the alterego. From drag queens & bestial figures, to clowns, she began rethinking the illusion in painting and what her practice could conceal, and perhaps also reveal. In smothering a canvas with paint, or veiling a face with makeup, could there paradoxically be a revealing of a deeper human truth? In taking advantage of the freedom of being at Plymouth College of Art, Cassandra began to break away from the flat surface of a stretched canvas and expand her painting towards a more sculptural form, creating the CLOD, which is made up of 42 large brightly painted hessian sacks, each loosely resembling a smiling clown face (children seem to be their biggest fans). Cassandra invites anyone visiting to ‘prod a CLOD’ but also to enjoy the variety of strange and comical painted characters that will be on show. 

 

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