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LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE

140 Lewisham Way, Lewisham, SE14 6PD
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Click to enlargeLEG UP : EMMA COUSIN
Feb 9 - 18, 2018
In Leg Up London-based artist Emma Cousin (b. 1986) investigates the body as the site of experience - examining what we can and cannot control in all aspects of daily life, and questioning the meanings of mobility, both physical and social. Using the body as a metaphor, and emphasising the role that the body plays in processing and defining our experiences, Cousin’s paintings present a pantheon of women performing everyday gestures to address notions of time, aging, strength, inertia and vulnerability.
Leg Up takes forward Cousin’s residency research project, Legwork, started at Wimbledon in October 2016 and is supported by paintingresearch at Wimbledon College of Arts and Isabel Bingley at Lewisham Arthouse Gallery. The work is accompanied by a text by Luce Garrigues and Amy Mechowski. The results of the artist’s residency research project, Legwork will be published on 8 October in the form of a catalogue including contributions from over 30 artists.
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A THOUSAND CONFIGURATIONS
Jan 25 - 27, 2019
Private view Thu Jan 24 6pm - 9pm
Echoing Walter Benjamin’s vision of existential possibilities within urban utopias, ‘A Thousand Configurations’ presents the beginnings of a barely envisaged creative formation and the final conclusion of fully realised works. At Lewisham Arthouse, four current students from the MA Drawing course at Wimbledon College of Arts will display new work that considers “what will have been wanted”, monumentalizing the notions of memory and emotional experience, archaeological traces and fleeting biological imprints. Diverse in the content and processes of their respective practices, Silvia de Giorgi, Lucy George, Hannah Gormley and Denise Poote each grapple with notions of process, possibility and memory whether archaeological, biological or experiential.
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