‘Seduction is like an invitation, an embellishment, a doorway that beckons the viewer into more subtle enjoyments and meditations.’ Bruce Metcalf
Corinne Lewis’ exhibition works embody this notion both in imagery and painterly prowess. Speaking about her inspiration, Corinne alludes to the book, Seduction – a celebration of sensual style. It chronologically explores the evolution of seductress raiment from 18th century courtesans through to modern-day manifestations. Mention is also made therein of how dress and ‘accessory arts’ have contributed to a female’s ability to overcome the passive, objectified status conferred in a patriarchal realm.
The finesse of Corinne’s adaptations is the result of an arduous process. Corinne hand-draws her imagery onto a linen surface using watercolour pencils. Forms and shapes are then blocked in with acrylics that create a base for the subsequent layering of oil-painted details.
Opening: Sunday 26 June, 12 – 2pm