Emma Cousins: Leg Up




In Leg Up London based artist Emma Cousin (b1986) investigates the body as the site of experience – examining what we can and cannot control in all aspects of daily life and questioning the meanings of mobility, both physical and social. Using the body as a metaphor and emphasising the role that the body plays in processing and defining our experiences, Cousin’s paintings present a pantheon of women performing everyday gestures to address notions of time, ageing, strength, inertia and vulnerability.

Cousin’s darkly comic and irreverent parade of female characters are pulled and twisted into impossible bodily contortions, balancing the weight of gravity with a lightness extending from their mix-and-match body parts. Exploring concepts of freedom and identity, they inhabit precarious situations and engage in awkward activities.

Duration 09 February 2018 - 18 February 2018
Times Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm
Cost Free
Venue Lewisham Arthouse
Address 140 Lewisham Way London SE14 6PD, ,
Contact / challisede@gmail.com / www.paintingresearch.net

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