LINDSEY JEAN MCLEAN
'OVERSIZED SWORDS, CHAINS AND GLOVES'
3rd - 31st December 2022
Private View: Saturday 3rd December 5-8pm
34 Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD
Fleshy naked bodies juxtaposed against cool malleable textures, ask to what end will the pursuit of pleasure take; with the sting of passion or the emptiness of a glove? ‘Oversized Swords, Chains and Gloves’ features a new body of work and is a window into the recurring themes that provoke and inform Lindsey Jean McLean’s practice.
Common to each work is a preoccupation with how intimate relationships — those with others and yourself — shape the perception of our interior and physical landscapes. It is a world of humble ferocity, filled as much with desperation and romance, as it is with tenderness, melancholy and solitude. Together these paintings provide a glimpse into the vicissitudes of self acceptance, falling in love, its ecstasy and absence.
McLeans canvases are woven with stories that evoke the rawness of the world we live in now - interrogating the fragility of the human condition and the carceral structures that inhibit our world, tirelessly searching for new and alternative ways of loving and self exploration.
All are welcome to join us to celebrate the opening of ‘Matrescence’ on Saturday 3rd December 5-8pm, kindly sponsored by Old Dairy Brewery.