Ellen Davis-Walker’s review looks at the great range of work in this show curated by Shiri Shalmy with Rowan Arts, and considers the juxtaposition of mine and Mum Ghose’s piece:
“In Bag for a new Mum Ghose manages to capture a similar sense of isolation. Her torn up shredded handbag hangs suspended from a pillar, with keys, chain and dummy spilling from its torn centre. The sense of disjuncture between the outward image of ‘containment’ and security evoked by the presence of the handbag and the inner turmoil it conceals provides an interesting echo with Nicola Jayne Maskrey’s Ophelia Series. Using an over-exposed photograph of an anonymous female, Maskrey seeks to explore the edges of sanity and emotional turmoil. Although on the one hand still and peaceful, Ghose and Maskrey nonetheless succeed in bringing an unmistakable air of violence to their work which see conventional notions of the feminine being ruthlessly unravelled.”
The exhibition is on until 31st October at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA.
Exhibition opening hours Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.