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Claire Partington @ James Freeman Gallery

10 June 2021 - 3 July 2021

‘Britainton’, is an exhibition of new sculptures by Claire Partington, which interweaves art history, feminism and fairytale to create a surreal and riotous vision of Britain in 2021.

Claire works principally in ceramics, and for her large figures she uses imagery from the past to reinterpret the present. The works in ‘Britainton’ tap sources ranging from Gainsborough and Toby jugs, to Marc Quinn and Puss in Boots.  They speak about a Britain divided on many lines, including gender, class, and questions of immigration. ‘Britainton’ reworks old motifs of Britishness to review our contemporary moment, mixing high and low culture with aesthetic relish and an acerbic sense of humour.


10 June 2021
3 July 2021
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James Freeman Gallery