30 JUNE, 11AM
ZONE 2 – NOTTING HILL + HOLLAND PARK
Daniel Benjamin Gallery
Join Daniel Benjamin Gallery for an exclusive Collectors Brunch and tour of the exhibition Come Undone by Ellie MacGarry. Through her paintings and ceramics, MacGarry foregrounds fleeting and intimate moments involving the body and its everyday transformations. MacGarry’s work considers the self-conscious body; the inside and out, the clothing and unclothing, the desperate desire to be seen and the even more desperate desire to be hidden. From the sexy theatre of assertive undressing to the humour and embarrassment of failing coverings, the intimacy of the everyday is put at centre-stage. There is a focus on the ever-changing parts of us; our clothes, which we keenly renew for the sake of reinvention or desire, and our hair and nails which endlessly shed and renew themselves. Often at a point of transition – half-unbuttoned, mid-haircut with the snipped hairs clumping on the shoulders, the bed as yet unmade or food which is yet to be eaten – there is a sense of privacy which has been broken down. Invites are issued; the viewer is urged to look in and come closer.