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Flo Brooks Be tru to your rec

Detail view: Flo Brooks End of the World, 2022 Acrylic on wood 97 x 65 x 5 cm (38 1/4 x 25 5/8 x 2 in)

In his second solo exhibition with Project Native Informant, Cornwall-based British artist Flo Brooks (b. 1987) presents a new series of paintings and, for the first time, collages. Continuing the artist’s previous investigations into the aesthetics and politics of space in a climate of increasing commercialization and policing, these new works pivot around the archetype of the recreation ground, and the different ways that people make use of these communal spaces. Each work is part of a wider whole, depicting characters and scenes which together develop a critical narrative of public space and what it means to belong.

Flo Brooks Be tru to your rec
Opening: Wednesday 30th March 2022, 18:00 – 20:00
Thursday 31st March – Saturday 30th April 2022
Project Native Informant London

About the artist

Brooks self-identifies as a queer transperson, and their own experiences often feed into the scenarios they depict. Trans embodiment, family, care and labour are some of the themes scrutinised and reimagined within Brooks’ paintings. Flo received a BFA from Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford in 2010. Recent exhibitions include: What Comes To Matter, Plymouth Art Weekender, Plymouth (2018); Deep Down Body Thirst, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2018); Is Now a Good Time? , Cubitt Gallery, London (2017). Flo recently launched Outskirts, a collaborative social portrait project and bookwork exploring liminality in relation to trans and gender-nonconforming experience. flobrooks.co.uk

 

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