Located in Bruton, gallery Bo Lee and Workman recently opened its doors in one of the most fantastic settings a gallery could be in, in what used to be a church.
Keeping the old features of the building such as its structure and the stained windows, the gallery and who in charge of curation are able to play with some intense and involving themes.
On Friday the 30th of June the gallery held a lunch and private view of ‘I Want To Live Twice,’ where I was reconfirmed once again of my deep appreciation for Kim Booker’s work, which is ever so powerful and captivating. I had already written about her work on AFT#2, where a trip to Margate and an invite to the TKE studios opening allowed me in her studio to be able to speak to her directly about her practice.
In the new body of work presented at the I Want To Live Twice exhibition, the viewer is not only able to witness her skill on the bigger-sized canvases, but also on the smaller watercolours and the tiny 8 x 10 cm roughly made canvases that despite being so dramatically smaller in size compared to the 200 x 480 cm, incite and capture the same restlessness of the subjects. Personally, the calming choice of colour contrasted to the slightly anguishing implications of the slender figures retracted in different poses, add to the effect of the feeling it provokes. It was a pleasure to be able to take a day trip to the lovely town of Bruton and celebrate these fantastic work in such a wonderful setting.