Let My Eyes Be Your Mirror
May 11 - June 17, 2011
Reception: Tuesday May 10 from 6 - 8 pm
Centre for Recent Drawing
Highbury Station Road, Highbury Islington, London
Through a highly physical and performative relationship to her drawing practice, Maxime Angel mines a deep held fascination with human sexuality and mortality in her intensely beautiful yet disturbing works on paper and card. The fragile nature of the medium reflects the works powerful grasping for fleeting beauty, as young vitality morphs into decay. Angel deploys these images as a metaphor for AIDS and our constant slide towards death, although she regards the act of drawing as itself a way propagate life, a Dorian Grey like exorcism of the inevitable.
Maxime Angel will be working on a large site specific drawing in the gallery space in the weeks leading up to the show. Visitors are encourage to watch Angel’s process on April 28-30th and May 5-7th from 12-6 pm. The show is curated by Paul Kindersley.