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Millie Gleeson - On Reflection

The First Prize win­ner of our 2019 Sum­mer Open GO FIG­URE; Mil­lie Glee­son now takes up that prize with a major solo show doc­u­ment­ing the evo­lu­tion of h

14/08/20 – 11/09/20
Opening Times
11:00 – 15:00
Based in Somerset, her works are vibrant and dominated by a strong female form. Some of my paintings are from photos of herself, whilst others she makes up to act out different characters and emotions. This includes creating costumes, make up and settings; a practice for which her previous fashion school training comes in extremely useful. She says:

“I like to keep a theatrical element throughout my work by making images with a strong presence. At the moment I paint with acrylic, spray paint, button polish and anything else I can get my hands on, as I will continue to explore different materials and methods.”

Millie always paints outdoors, allowing a freedom of movement that would be constrained by the enclosed space of a studio. This is the first of her shows to bring together her writing, costumes and paintings in one space, allowing for a clear understanding of her process.
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Installation Painting