Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett

Hands Rhythm: Susan Sluglett exhibition – a conversation with the Borough Group

An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Borough Road Gallery’s first Artist in Residence, Susan Sluglett, alongside works by members of the Borough Group from A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection, is taking place at the Borough Road Gallery, London.

During her three-month residency at the gallery (3 December 2014 – 28 February 2015), Susan was inspired both by the paintings, drawings and prints in A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection and by the stories of the many visitors that came to her studio.

The resulting works capture and draw out just some of the anecdotes and narratives – real and imaginary – collected along the way.

The title of the exhibition reflects this layered experience.

Flowers Rhythm is one of the most important works by David Bomberg in A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection, and Hands is a painting by Dorothy Mead created the year before she died.

When talking to Mead’s sister, Susan discovered that the artist would ask for white paint for Christmas because it was so expensive. This led to Susan’s series of white gloves For Dorothy: they form a group, but each has a different rhythm and character.

The exhibition takes place at the Borough Road Gallery from April 24 to July 4, 2015.