Hidden Histories

Mychael Barratt
18 January - 15 February

Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Hidden Histories - An introduction

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Mychael Barratt's Map making

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A recent series of prints were inspired by Pieter Bruegel's Seasons paintings. In Mychael's take on the Dutch Master, he has shifted the scene from 16th century Antwerp to contemporary London parks. Here we find residents enjoying a summer picnic in Primrose Hill or a winter walk and snowball fighting in Richmond Park.

"The 'Life Imitating Art' series features contemporary scenes of London and incorporates characters and objects lifted from art historical references. Originally, I had intended to limit these to four settings depicting south of the Thames, north of the Thames, the East End and the West End but an inability to choose between two ideas for the West End lead to my doing a fifth etching. I now see this as a continuing series."
- Mychael Barratt

Hidden Histories
18th January - 15th February

Sarah Wiseman Gallery
40 - 41 South Parade
Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL
01865 515123