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Alex Ball, Matt Brown, Adam Dix, Julie Cockburn,
Adam James, Edd Pearman, Boo Saville, Ceal Warnants

Curated by: Edd Pearman

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28 May – 19 June 2011

 

 

Boo Saville

 

How Do We Feel? 2010, bleach on black cotton.

 

Saville obtained her BA in Fine Art Painting from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2004. In 2008 she was nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include Laid Bare, Martin Summers Fine Art, London, 2008 and Butter Sunk, Trolley Gallery, London, 2009. Recent group exhibitions include Sweet Sheets, Zelle Art Contemporea, Palermo, Italy, 2007; Saatchi Online Stand, Form Art Fair, London, 2008 and Death, Take Courage Gallery, London, 2008.

Saville's preferred sources are often photographs from scientific or archaeological textbooks. Purely documentary and non-subjective in their approach, these images catalogue an archive of curled and gnarled human phenomena, also often the victims of bizarre and intriguing sacrificial murders. Her work explores the totemic and sacrificial nature of representation. Her response is an imitation of nature, yet translated through her own analysis of the subject and its form.

 


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