A Small View: ‘Too Expensive’ – A Claire Dorsett Solo Show

Too Expensive - Claire Dorsett
Sketchbook drawing preceding the painting 'Too Expensive' - Claire Dorsett

Saturday 21 November – Saturday 19 December 2015, or by appointment

Last day: Saturday 19 December, 13:00 – 17:00.

Too Expensive – A Claire Dorsett Solo Show. 

Prompts for this painting include the colour purple (difficult), grabbing dinner with my brother (not difficult, unless I’m skint), comments about where we went from friends, lampshades and interior decor (restaurant decor), Eduardo Paolozzi’s The Cage, 1951 and Pino Pascali’s Trap, 1968. Something about traps and corsets and dinner (maybe). Oh, and drawing, as always.

More generally, my work takes inspiration from notes and casual, seemingly insignificant things.

I make small things big and big things small, both in terms of their size and feeling.

I paint and draw and I like to keep the works open, unresolved and enough about me to communicate something thought, felt or seen, but not so much about me that I’ve locked down the narrative.

Claire Dorsett (born 1985, Ipswich, UK) graduated from her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton in 2007 and from MFA Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2010.

Since then she has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Indoor Kid, Duvet Days, London; You Do The Talking, George and Jørgen Gallery, London, which was reviewed in Modern Painters, and a solo presentation at The Solo Project, St. Jakobshalle, Basel.

Recent group exhibitions include Call For Drawings, BAK, Utrecht; The Creekside Open 2015 Selected By Lisa Milroy, A.P.T Gallery, London; Show-Off, LeandaKateLouise, London and Creative London, a touring exhibition with Space K in South Korea supported by The British Council.

At the Slade she was awarded The Peter and Betty McLean Memorial Award 2010, The Nicholas Volley Bursary 2009/2010, The Andor Scholarship 2009/10 and The Stanbury Scholarship 2008/9. In 2011 she was listed in Modern Painters as one of 100 Artists To Watch.

A Small View
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