Studio 55, Bluecoats Arts Centre (18th September - 27th November 2004)
Off the beaten track, round the corner and up the stairs of the Bluecoat
lies the studio of Laird Galbraith and his 'Autobiographobia' exhibition.
Taking its name from Chekhov's 'horror of self-exposure', the work-in-progress
examines and dissects the media images that bombard us on a daily basis.
Galbraith takes fragments of these images and paints them into his works,
gradually building a mosaic of modern life.
Posing questions about truth and identity, the paintings offer a kaleidoscope
of colours, conveying the occasionally overwhelming variety and pace of
our neon world. Against this dazzling backdrop he places the stars of
the show - celebrities, public figures and 'ordinary' people caught in
their own moments of private drama.
If you would like to be included in this project, you can submit almost
any photo. Images can be taken from your own collection or a magazine
- basically anything that catches your eye or means something to you.
Alternatively, go along to Studio 55 and the artist will take your photo
To submit pictures by email, contact: