So my forthcoming collection 'The Shopgirl' (working drawings and paintings), will be an extension of the fascinating research I carried out for my Piquet Restaurant commission (see Commissions). The new works will be debuted at The Other Art Fair – Old Street, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR, Friday 16-Sunday 18 October. Private View: Thursday 15 October (5-9.30pm). Please contact me if you would like a PV invite.
The story behind the work is the continuance of an interest first ignited with my collection 'Sulphur Skies, Oily Coins'. It focuses on the lives of the Victorian shopgirl and their, at times, forced double life as a prostitute to their gentleman customers. As ever, in all of my work, the subject of those things which should change, remaining unchanged in the course of time through history is the ever pervading undercurrent.