Stories of displacement and desire
10 November - 13 December 2017
Chiara Briganti comes from Tuscany and was until 2006 a Professor at Carleton College, Minnesota specialising in 19th and 20th-century British literature. Since then she has been living in England, where she continues to research into matters concerning different conceptualisations of, and affects tied to ‘home’. She started painting in 2000 while volunteering in an art centre for homeless people. She is drawn to the charged meaning of the term ‘home’ and its relationship to memory, nostalgia and dislocation. The sites in several of her paintings are at once material evidence of overconsumption and greed, and a metaphor for those whom society deems redundant, foreign, or a threat.