• Mirror Mirror

Garfield, Rachel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4747-4150, 2024, Show, Exhibition or Event, Mirror Mirror

Abstract or Description:

Mirror, Mirror, a group show curated by Soheila Sokhanvari and Kristin Hjellegjerde and Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Tower Bridge, brings together fifteen artists whose work explores the rich and varied symbolism of mirrors. Featuring painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and conceptual work, the exhibition examines how reflection can be used to evoke ideas around narcissism, truth, trauma and identity.
Lest Demons Enter, a video work by Rachel Garfield, similarly explores ideas around ritual, recognition, mis-recognition and estrangement. In Jewish tradition mirrors are covered in the first seven days after a death as it is believed that demons may use them to enter into a person’s soul during this vulnerable time. In Garfield’s film footage of mirrors being covered in people’s homes merge with demons from Hollywood and medieval illustrations, creating both sense of drama and a feeling of disorientation.

Mirror MirrorKristin Hjellegjerde gallery, London, UK26 Apr - 25 May 2024Mixed show
Official URL: https://kristinhjellegjerde.com/exhibitions/407/ov...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2024 12:15
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2024 12:15
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5884
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