“It feels to me like it’s legacies that we are all making portraits of… We look to landscapes and people to talk about a present profoundly shaped by the past. Inherited futures.”
– Miriam de Búrca
Portraits of People and Place is an exhibition featuring three international artists who all make figurative drawings and paintings: Phoebe Boswell (b. 1982), Miriam de Búrca (b.1972) and Ali Kazim (b.1979).
Each artist is interested in a sense of place, ancestry as well as personal and social history. They make work which relates to where they come from, about the people and the history of a place. Each artist looks to the landscape and people around them to talk about a present which has been shaped by the past.
Installation view, Portraits of People and Place. Photo: Maxwell Anderson