An exhibition by Paula Chambers
Private View: Thursday 19 April 2018, 4.30pm to 7pm
Exhibition runs 16 April to 4 May 2018, Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm
The Dye House Gallery, Lister Building, Carlton Street, Bradford, BD7 1AY
About the exhibition
In this exhibition, found domestic objects perform uncanny narratives of feminist discontent. These overlooked and undervalued objects have been transformed as sculpture, to disrupt purpose and intention. Items of furniture alongside other feminized domestic objects perform a kind of unhomeliness that can be seen to trouble Freud’s reading of the uncanny as the return of the repressed. Together these sculptural objects form an installation that addresses current concerns around the precarious concept of home, and of the persistent yet problematic alignment of femininity to domesticity. Home (dis)Comforts poses an alternate understanding of home as a place where women can create a site of resistance as well as comfort.
Paula Chambers has exhibited widely nationally and internationally with a back catalogue of solo shows, including most recently Transcendental Housework at Stockport Art Gallery and Domestic Pirate at Show Space, London. Paula is currently Subject Leader on BA (Hons) Fine Art, at Leeds Arts University.
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Based in Lister Building our beautiful Dye House Gallery has recently benefited from an ambitious refurbishment, creating a vastly extended gallery and cafe bar. The gallery retains the charm of its origins as a dye house, making it an outstanding venue for art, performances, events, presentations and conferences. Admission to The Dye House gallery is free and open weekdays until 4pm, subject to change for each exhibition. Hot drinks and sandwiches are available until 2pm weekdays in our newly refurbished café bar - a perfect place to relax during your visit to the gallery.