Lisa Milroy: Social Fabric

Private View


Monday 12 October 2015, 5pm

Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndŵr University


Curated by Lewis Biggs


Social Fabric is an invitation to consider how the everyday activities of ‘choosing’ and ‘making’ contribute to our sense of identity and the construction of the self. It presents paintings by Lisa Milroy selected from the past twenty years.


While Social Fabric presents paintings of items of clothing and shoes, motifs that have remained constant in Milroy’s practice since she began her still life depictions of ordinary objects in the early 1980s, the body is also always implied and sometimes present. Recent interactive paintings, such as Off the Rails, 2011-14 directly involve the viewer in choice, testing notions of subjectivity, self-identification and taste, and keying aesthetic pleasure.


Please click here to view photos of the exhibition and the Private View.