Julie Cockburn at Flowers

Smile 1 (c)2010 Julie Cockburn

Smile 1 (c)2010 Julie Cockburn, embroidery on found painting, 42 x 36.2cm

Portraits & Landscapes

23 May – 23 June 2012
Private View
Tuesday 22 May 6 – 8pm

21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ
T +44 (0)20 7439 7766

“With striking economy Cockburn breathes life into these moribund found images. Simple additional gestures to the original object, or rearrangement of what was already there, are transformative. Usually this transformation goes beyond recognition of the original, and yet nothing is removed: the new image contains, however partially evident, its old image. It remains too, according to the artist, within its genre. Cockburn’s embellishments extend the vocabulary of the images, indicating the limitations of their medium as they pass beyond. Where stitched, for example, sensual texture becomes an adjunct to the visual.”

Jonathan P Watts

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