A Note from Judy Chicago
"It is nice that your group was moved by my work and wanted to honor it. I hope your exhibition is a success."
Best Regards, Judy Chicago
In my Dancers and Circus Series I don't paint specific people. The figures symbolise the dancers, clowns and acrobats and the transformation they undergo on stage, the characters they embody. In these paintings I often use theatrical lighting even though I rarely define the stage. Painting with a knife, I use colour rather than line to create three-dimensional spaces and a sense of movement and light.
Sometimes you arrive in a strange city completely by chance and you immediately feel at home… And sometimes you may have lived there all your life, know every block of pavement as the palm of your hand, yet you just can’t shed this uneasy feeling that perhaps you don’t really belong there. Our relationship with urban spaces is long and complex, an integral part of our evolution as species. What defines the character of a city? Is it the architecture, the private memories we share with someone special, the unique light and the smells?
Father and daughter join forces to illustrate the 'Power and Passion' of art as it passes from one generation to the next.
Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bulgarian Embassy
188 Queen's Gate, London SW7
Date: 2 October – 16 October 2012
Opening Times: Monday-Friday 9am – 6pm