CJ 017 Untitled Hollybush Gardens Photo Andy Keate WEB
Ben Borthwick the Curator of our new exhibition Bodies in Space, will give a guided tour of the exhibition as part of the opening event for the show. Following his tour, we invite you to stay for a drinks reception.

Opening Event - Fri 26 Nov

5.30-6.15pm - Curators Tour - Booking required via eventbrite
6.15-7.30pm - Drinks Reception - All Welcome, no booking required


MIRROR presents Bodies in Space, a group exhibition curated by Ben Borthwick.

Nicola Bealing / Flo Brooks / Andrea Büttner / Andrew Pierre Hart / Nick Jensen / Claudette Johnson / Joy Labinjo / Bruno Pacheco

Bodies in Space presents work by artists using the figure in painting and drawing to question and understand how we occupy, move through and negotiate the public and private spaces of daily life. The exhibition also reflects how figurative painting and drawing becomes more visible at times of wider social and political change.

This exhibition, itself hugely delayed due to the Covid 19 pandemic, has been adapted to reflect on the impact of social distancing and the wider disruption of social conventions on issues of representation and equality such as Black Lives Matter and debates around queer and trans rights.

Some artists in this show use the figure in allegorical ways while others treat the figure as an apparition emerging from abstraction. In spite of these differences in approaches, the disjunction between the body, space and time is a common thread across works and forms the basis of this exhibition.
CJ 017 Untitled Hollybush Gardens Photo Andy Keate WEB
Drawing Painting