Alice Anderson / Kirsty Buchanan / Annabel Dover / Georgie Flood / Andrea Hannon / Paul Kindersley / Hayley Lock / Cathy Lomax /
Alli Sharma / Corinna Spencer / Mark Scott Wood / Jessica Voorsanger

4 - 27 May 2012

 

ALLI SHARMA

 

 


 


Alli Sharma examines her own cultural identity with a new series of paintings based on the record sleeves of her adolescence. The Smiths represented an important alternative, independent band in 1980s Britain, developing loyal fans and cult status. Morrissey's humorous, poetic lyrics combined politics, rebellion and regional pride with romance and unrequited love. He brutally articulated situations and feelings rooted in ordinary experience in a way that is rarely found in popular music. The Smiths artwork has a distinctive style, featuring film and pop stars that reveal Morrissey's own fandom and obsessions with Englishness and icons of popular culture from the 1950s and 1960s.         

 

Alli Sharma studied at Central St Martins College of Art and lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include Idle Worship, Centre for Recent Drawing, London; The Perfect Nude, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter and Wimbledon Space, London; Zoo, Meter Room, Coventry.

Tainted Love is travelling to...
Meter Room,
Coventry, 8 June - 8 July 2012
Down Stairs at Great Brampton House, Herefordshire, 30 Sep - 18 Nov 2012
   

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