Lena Pomford
The Front Room

3rd - 17th February 2018

New Work by Lena Pomford

PV / 2nd February 2018, 6 – 9pm

“Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it fled, it may have but become transfigured into some still subtler form.”

Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Well there comes a day when either you do or you don’t! For the last five months, from The Front Room, I have.

Since my last solo exhibition in 2005 life has kept me busy being a mother, teacher, wife, cleaner, cooker, keeper, dancer, drinker, driver and singer. So to return to my practice feels wonderful and to be able to question the unknowability of being human is a privilege.

The characters within the paintings often have specific identities but my hope is people will make up their own stories. The stories are important but I use them to create a mood, a thought, a question about identity and how it changes and moves whilst we view and observe this world around us.

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