Venue, Timing and Cost
A series of paintings in the #WindowGalleries that explores of the juxtaposition between the past and the present.
Meg Erridge invites you to embark on a thought-provoking journey through her latest exhibition, "I thought I caught a glimpse of your reflection." This captivating collection of paintings offers a profound exploration of time, decay, and the juxtaposition of history within the Oxford's Natural History Museum.
Within these paintings, you'll encounter a face that feels unfamiliar, watching through walls that are no longer there. It's a poignant moment of reflection, a realization that change is imminent, and it's time to move forward.
The heart of this exhibition lies in Erridge's profound connection with Oxford's Natural History Museum. Her paintings delve into the arresting juxtaposition of decaying creatures and objects preserved in time. These relics, once alive, stand incongruous against the backdrop of modern lighting, signage, and technology. The museum itself becomes a point of collision—a place where time-periods intersect, where the building's history converges with the histories of the objects it houses, where the stories of visitors and the politics of ownership intertwine.
Meg Erridge's work beckons us to contemplate the vast distances traveled by these artifacts and the visitors who marvel at them. It urges us to ponder the intricate web of history that weaves together at this precise moment in time.
"I thought I caught a glimpse of your reflection" is a testament to the power of art to evoke profound emotions, stimulate introspection, and ignite conversations about our place in the world and the passage of time.