NEW WORK BY REBECCA SCOTT
Friday 11 March 6-9pm & Saturday 12 March 12-5pm only.
Immigrants and Family Portraits 2021
The paintings of the Immigrants were inspired by the epic painting the ‘Raft of Medusa’ by Theodore Gericault, a tragic story of a shipwreck from the 1818/19, which hangs in the Louvre, and contemporary photographs from the internet of immigrants fleeing their homes with nothing but their lives. The images have such similarities despite them being 200 years apart, it fills me with compassion and makes me wonder what their lives and stories they have left behind are.
The juxtaposition of the Family Portraits show a dialogue between the different lives’ circumstances offer us.
Scott’s work shows a reaction, an empathic reflection of the images we see, the struggles of immigrants and people in a situation different to ours.