Exhibition preview: Thatcheristic, Gallery Different, London, until April 28 2013
From Swedish painter Johan Andersson and Saatchi New Sensations winner Sarah Maple to Liverpool illustrator Carne Griffiths and veteran “artist-activist” Peter Kennard, the ten contemporary artists visualising Margaret Thatcher in this show are notable for their diversity.
© Eleanor Lindsay-Fynn and Nadine Talalla
Their common ground, though, comes under the watch of The Iron Lady.
“All the artists have one thing in common – we all grew up as Thatcher’s children,” reveals Ben Moore, the Director of curators Art Below.
“Some of the artists already have work at hand, like Peter Kennard, whose depiction of Thatcher is in the Tate Collection.
“But some artists, like Carne Griffiths and Matt Small, are creating work specially for the show.
“Thatcher’s death has highlighted the divide in people’s thoughts and feelings towards her.
“I hope this exhibition reflects this in a visual way.”
- Gallery Different, Percy Street, London. Open 10am-6pm (8pm Thursday, 11am-5pm Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @G_Different.
© Team Beswick and Pye
© Carne Griffiths
© Thom Earle
© Ben Moore