Leah Capaldi : Lay Down

11 Nov 2016–18 Dec 2016


Lay Down is the first major solo show by artist Leah Capaldi, the exhibition opens Matt’s Gallery’s new space in Bermondsey with a private view on Saturday 29th October from 3- 7pm. Lay Down is an entirely new work by Capaldi, a site-specific installation inspired by her time in the deserts of the American West. Here, Capaldi met a Utah cowboy and his horse, a film exploring their relationship and the vast, performative landscape that surrounds them forms the core of the installation. Lay Down asks how power is constructed and understood, this question arising throughout the installation, in the iconic figure of the American cowboy, the influence of the sublime landscape and the authority of the screen.

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