Thu 30th Jul 2020
I am pleased to announce that my solo exhibition So’Bosch will be opening at the Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery in Lincolnshire on Wednesday 19th August, running until the 16th September.
So’Bosch is the result of ten years of making ceramic versions of objects found in Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings (1490 – 1510).
Bosch’s wondrously strange beasts, semi-animated structures and conglomerate forms that convey god, paradise, hell and damnation, and all that’s in-between have long captivated me. I am drawn to make the peripheral objects I find in the diorama of the paintings. Some are ordinary objects; tables, chairs and tents, though many have been put to extraordinary use. Other objects are totally unknown and unrecognisable, surreal figments of the painter’s imagination.
My exhibition explores the role of objects in everyday life. I am interested in how trinkets and ephemera act as repositories for memory, and how they are intrinsically tied up in how they were acquired or created. I have taken Bosch’s creations, and crafted my own interpretations, to be placed centre stage in the Willoughby Trust Memorial Gallery.
I have written an essay about this body of work, called Why So’Bosch? https://www.sorayasmithson.com/news/why-so-bosch
Opening weekend - Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August,
12 to 5pm
I will also be at the gallery on Wednesday 9th September & Tuesday 15th September
As a result of Covid-19, restrictions have been put in place, which limit the number of visitors in the gallery at any one time, so do be prepared to wait if other visitors are in the space when you arrive.