Traces of the past

Traces of the past

3 May - 2 June 2007

Charlotte Hodes, Frank Monaco, Julie Cockburn, Natasha Kerr, Sara Beazley, Susie Needham, Tony Hull

Traces of the Past, an exhibition in which contemporary works weave the threads of memory through painting, photography, embroidery, ceramics and collage.

Sara Beazley's prints are reminiscent of stained glass windows of the Arts and Crafts era, evoking the importance of utility and beauty.

The irreproachable female characters in the paintings of Fragonard and Gainsborough are subverted by Julie Cockburn to become alluring nudes of Playboy magazines. The idyllic pastoral scenes of the paintings contrast with the stark photographic naked females who confront the viewer.