UK Mexican Arts Society
Friday, January 14, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022
96 Chalton St, London NW1 1HJ
UK Mexican Arts Society

An exhibition of new work from Isobel Atacus , Flora Bradwell, Amber Khan, Sophie Lourdes Knight, Emily Mannion, Lindsey McLean, Clare Rees-Hales

The UK Mexican Art Society hosts this exhibition that playfully explores the disruptive potential of the snake as a multifaceted symbol and compositional tool. As a site for the uncanny, the ambiguous and regenerative, the serpent has an historical emotional impact on imagery and representation. Snakes have often been allegories for rupturing the status quo and here they are used to confound the expectations of the picture plane.

Within this exhibition the artists use video, sculpture and painting to find the poetic value of the snake in expressing gender, politics, and sexuality. This expanded painting show invites you to reimagine pictorial space through a nest of serpents.

The UK Mexican Arts Society is a non-for-profit organisation focused on fostering collaboration, knowledge exchange and interaction between British and Mexican cultural institutions, other artistic initiatives, as well as creative practitioners and the public. Through a programme of exhibitions, events, residencies, workshops and partnerships, it brings together the two geographical contexts.