‘The Unversed’ – an exhibition by Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright

On until 17 October, ‘The Unversed’ is an exhibition by Lisa Wright, Visiting Lecturer at Falmouth School of Art.

Interweaving motifs and ideas from historical paintings with contemporary concerns, Lisa Wright’s work moves between and through different times.

Often isolated, the figures within Wright’s paintings and drawings hover on the brink of adulthood. Their childish faces, flushed cheeks and rounded bellies are at odds with the fragments of formal, adult, decorative clothing – ribbons, ruffs and petticoats – that adorn their predominantly unclothed bodies. The complex, in-between era of puberty is explored through the emotional and physical vulnerability of the figures, and adolescent elegance, confidence, awkwardness and defiance are exposed.

The exhibition is at Coates and Scarry, 8 Duke Street, St James, London. More information on the gallery and the exhibition can be found here.

More information on the artist, Lisa Wright, can be found on her website www.lisawrightartist.co.uk


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