Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised
Past display archive
7 March - 1 September 2013
by Susan Aldworth, 2012
© Courtesy of Susan Aldworth and GV Art gallery, London
Produced as part of a commission for Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital in Westminster, the portraits by Susan Aldworth in this display depict three individuals with epilepsy. Expanding a notion of contemporary portraiture, the artist appropriates the illustrative vocabulary of medical science in her innovative printmaking process and in doing so asks how this material corresponds or contrasts with the subject’s sense of self.