London , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Old Granary
Orchard Road
SG7 5AG Baldock
London , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

ArtCan is a dynamic and active non-profit artist run arts organisation with over 500 artists in 26 countries that supports its members who have no formal gallery representation through profile raising exhibitions and activities such as mentoring, workshops, talks and collaborations with galleries, companies and institutions. It has an efficient support structure with a Board of Trustees which includes Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection, and art critic Tabish Khan. By providing access to professional resources and specialists, ArtCan ensures continuity of its member's art practice. The ArtCan team strive to develop a vibrant exhibition program that is being shared with the wider public audience in an accessible and exciting fashion. We believe that individuals working alongside each other create power through collaboration. In turn, this enables artists to find their voice and sustain their practice. ArtCan also believes that a non-commission sales structure helps to support a sustainable art career for its artists.

ArtCan curators and artists Christine Manderla and Pernilla Iggstrom together with participating artists Ellen Zaks, Katherine Filice, KV Duong, Lesley Oldaker and Rachel Maggart welcome visitors to enter the “Fabrication of Self” space for reflection and interpretation of the theme, “Shapeshifters”.
Explore the transformation and evolution of self. Each larger-than-life panel challenges the viewers situational context. Hidden within are questions of freedom, entrapment, and suppression. How does societal expectation build the mirrors in which we reflect? How does this affect emotions, relationships, potential? Ultimately the larger question of what is the true self is discussed.
You are invited to enter the installation, activate it, and then become a part of the creative expression.

Christine Manderla,"It's over", oil, resin & handstittched cotton tread on burned canvas, 20x20cm, 2020
Ellen Zaks, 'Animus', oil and spray paint on organza, 200 x 100 cm
Lesley Oldaker, 'Father Identity unknown', Oil and gesso on layers of voile, 100x200cm
Kathrine Filice, "Fabrication of Self", 2020, Ink on organza, 200x100cm
KV Duong, ’Resurrection’ (work in progress), Acrylic on muslin, 200 x 100 cm
Pernilla Iggstrom, "Transition (Wherever I Lay My Hat), oil on organza, 57.5x45.5cm, 2019
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