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'The Foul Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart'

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The Adulterer, 2011 Mixed Media 60 X 50.5cm © Courtesy of the artist
'The Foul Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart'
Curated by: Matt Roberts

Unit 1
25 Vyner Street
London E2 9DG
United Kingdom
May 6th, 2011 - May 28th, 2011
Opening: May 5th, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mattroberts.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
vyner st.
EMAIL:  
contact@mattroberts.org.uk
PHONE:  
(+44) 7779 139369
OPEN HOURS:  
Friday-Sunday 12-6pm (during exhibitions) First Thursdays 6-9pm
TAGS:  
exhibition, art photography, mixed-media, conceptual, realism, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional
COST:  
N/A

DESCRIPTION


Julie Cockburn’s mixed media works transform idealised models of their time, carefully obliterating them with collaged or stitched bindings. As if highlighting something invisible in the original text, Cockburn reveals a drama of the everyman through a manipulation of found photographic and painted portraits.

The works are meticulous, carefully sourced and appropriated. Playing with contrasts between mass-produced and hand crafted, perfection and deformity, Cockburn’s pieces project a macabre quiet, fragile, fragmented and very human.

Julie was exhibited as part of the Salon Art Prize 2010  and selected from a shortlist of 65 artists for the Selectors’ prize supported by John Jones.