On until 17 October, ‘The Unversed’ is an exhibition by Lisa Wright, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University.
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.
More information on the artist, Lisa Wright, can be found on her website www.lisawrightartist.co.uk