Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett

A Conversation with the Borough Group

24 April – 4 July 2015

Private View: Thursday 23 April 2015, 6.30-8.30pm (to RSVP please click here)

An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Borough Road Gallery’s first Artist in Residence, Susan Sluglett, shown alongside works by members of the Borough Group from A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection.

During her three-month residency at the Gallery (3 December 2014 – 28 February 2015), Sluglett was inspired both by the paintings, drawings and prints in A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection and by the stories of the many visitors that came to her studio. The resulting works capture and draw out just some of the anecdotes and narratives – real and imaginary – collected along the way. The title of the exhibition reflects this layered experience. Flowers Rhythm is one of the most important works by David Bomberg in A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection, and Hands is a painting by Dorothy Mead created the year before she died. When talking to Mead’s sister, Sluglett discovered that the artist would ask for white paint for Christmas because it was so expensive. A new series of paintings, For Dorothy, depicts pairs of white gloves: they form a group but each pair has a different rhythm and character.

Image: ‘For Dorothy III’, Susan Sluglett, 2015, work created as part of the Borough Road Gallery Artist Residency 2014/15 © Susan Sluglett 2015