UPROOTED features six female artists from different cultural backgrounds working with a distinctly diverse approach: photography, installation pieces and works on paper. The unexpected fusion of each artist ‘s practice leads to a metaphorical understanding of the concept uprooted. The exhibition celebrates the not-yet possibilities when something or someone is rooted out from its familiar location.
• Clare Hoddinott contemplates in Sphere of Control (2018) the disillusionment of the modern world, slowing the time down from snapshot to choreographed exposures.
• Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee manifests in Were you a flower to tuck away? (2018) the mourning of loss on two different levels — the symbolic and literal, creating a space where the private becomes universal.
• Jessie Edwards-Thomas’s The Polymorph (2018) is a story of belonging and existing, exploring themes of loneliness and alienation; consisting of imagined creatures that replicate the icons and characters regurgitated in an age-old narrative, repeating itself over and over – searching for home – a place to be ‘me’ with ‘you’.
• Laura Blight addresses the conflict of civilisation on a metaphysical level in Residue (2018).
• Nazanin Raissi explores notions of memory, displacement and mortality through personal archive images in the series Himlar, Fäder (2019). Here, bruised sky fragments and fathers meet to evoke and save memories of places and relationships real, lost, and reimagined.
• SandraF. approximates a description of the visual on the threshold to the sensual in her piece Reconciliation in the Presence of Impossibility (2019) in which she explores the often unattainable folds that drape mind and matter.
Supported by UAL