Angela Carter’s novel Nights at the Circus formed the point of departure for Eileen Cooper’s forthcoming exhibition at Sims Reed Gallery. The show shares the same name as Carter’s acclaimed book published in 1984, which weaves fairy tales into magical realism – themes that frequently appear in Eileen’s work. Revisiting the novel elicited deep connections that tied Carter’s characters with imagery in Eileen’s work and subconscious. The result reveals a new body of work on paper which combines motifs inspired by the literary work and ideas drawn from her own imagination. A very personal interpretation of the story is told through Eileen’s eyes.
The exitbition will be online from March 4 – April 2, 2021
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