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Maisie Broadhead @ Sarah Myerscough Gallery

June 10, 2016 - June 30, 2016

 ‘Pearls’, Maisie Broadhead’s third solo exhibition is organised by the gallery. On this occasion, the young British artist will present her latest series of photographic and sculptural works alongside a new video piece.

The new series explores seventeenth century formal female portraiture. At the time, portraits were often commissioned by privileged European families to reveal the beauty of their young daughters before marriage. They were mostly lavish, opulent images designed to seduce the onlooker and allude to the virtue, dowry and social position of the sitter. The portraits idealised wealth through expensive fabrics and beautiful jewels and beauty was defined through a demure pose and serene facial expression.


June 10, 2016
June 30, 2016
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Sara Myerscough Gallery

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