The lost beauty of the dead is revisited and revived in an exceptional new solo show by artist Jessica Albarn: Resurrection. Running at Rhodes Contemporary Art, Soho, this unique event explores modern concerns with extinction and the preservation of the rare and the dying.
Following the exhibition’s debut at the Crypt, Bristol, Resurrection brings Albarn’s horror and fascination with death to this intimate space in London. There will be a selection of paintings on glass and clay as well as Jessica’s signature drawings on paper.
Discussing her motivation for the show Albarn commented: ‘My interest in death began when as a child my first rabbit died and I dug it up. I must have been five or six at the time. What drove me to do it was my desire to resurrect my rabbit and hold on to the life that was lost. It was an experience that had a big impact on my creativity in future years. I draw dead things because I want to draw out the beauty, preserve it and disconnect it from the decay. I treasure it and in some sense resurrect it.’
Resurrection runs from 13-12 July at the Rhodes Contemrporary Art, Soho.