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25/01/2023 - 25/02/2023

Contemporary - Painting


Nine Artist Group Show - The Picture

25.01-25.02
Wed-Fri: 12-6pm; Sat: 11-5pm

Artists: Harriet Gillett, Norman Hyams, Kate Lyddon, Catinca Malamaire, Erna Mist, Tim Noble, Henrik Potter, Alfie Rouy & Ki Yoong

The Picture invites nine artists to respond to Oscar Wilde’s late 19th Century story, The Picture of Dorian Gray, from an early 21st Century perspective. Since its publication, the eponymous Picture has taken on a life far beyond Wilde’s novel. Much like Stoker’s Dracula, or Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, it has been reinterpreted and reimagined through 130 years of popular culture. Over time, it has become a shorthand for vainglorious behaviour, for preternatural youth, or as a cautionary morality tale.

"All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors." - Oscar Wilde from the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray


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