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London today: the naked truth – 3 to 27 October

Sarah Carpenter’s photographic work draws upon her mixed feelings of London and those of a group of female dancers.

This photographic collection draws upon Sarah Carpenter’s mixed feelings of London (living, working and studying here) and those of a group of female dancers starting out on a similar journey. For a supposedly liberal city, nudity remains shocking. Through this work Carpenter intends to show a ‘naked truth’ whilst advertising the beauty and creativity of the city.

The work specifically references the portrayal of women as nudes within classical painting, juxtaposed within modern environments highlighting the diversity of London as both a traditional and modern city. It is strongly influenced by dance, as a visual form of communication.

The private view is on Thursday 3 October from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

A live dance piece inspired by Sarah’s collection of work will be performed in Leytonstone library hall on Sunday 6 October at 1:30pm, 2:00pm and 2:30pm.

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