This exhibition features Judith Burrows' large scale paintings. These are inspired by the locations which she sources for her photographic and film portraits of musicians. A selection of her portraits will hang alongside the canvasses, as well as sketches and notes taken for shoots.
Judith Burrows' images explore the unique resonance of a particular location, how we individually relate to our surroundings, and the narratives we weave into them. Worked over with gouache, oils, abstract mono-printed textures, music score, and text, the images generate out from the confinements of the large stretched canvasses. The result is a multitude of dramatic narratives in one single image.
Judith Burrows is a photographer and filmmaker. She has won awards, had screenings against the National Theatre Exterior, Queen Elizabeth hall interior, at festivals worldwide, and been commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery and Capital Radio, among others. Her work is regularly featured in fROOTS magazine.
In conjunction with her exhibition at Cecil Sharp House, Judith Burrows took part in an 'in conversation' event with Anna McNay, author of the essay in the accompanying publication, of which the above text is an excerpt. Amongst other things, they discussed the fruitful crossover between Burrows’ practices, how she sources her material, the relevance of layering and repetition, and the idea of frames and framing.