'HELD' brings together the works of artists Catherine Repko and Lucy Whitehead. The two artists met on the MA Painting programme at The Royal College of Art in 2019, where they were placed in a shared studio together for their first year. Having become close friends and colleagues in the practice, they now share a studio together in Brixton. Through their time together in the studio, the artists have found certain themes run through the work of both artists - a shared interest in the exploration of the female, of the physical body and the space inhabited by it, a sense of displacement. These weights are expressed within their works, but they are held in a search to find light, of holding these weights in the work, and of finding something of a joy amongst all of it. Of sharing together.
'HELD' : Press release for upcoming exhibition at Blue Shop Cottage, London