Portrait Gallery Withdrawn
6 October to 1 December 2012
Yelena Popova was born in the USSR, in a secret, unnamed settlement dedicated to nuclear research. Following her move to the UK ten years ago she learnt to view facts and events from multiple perspectives. For her solo show Popova has developed a new series of paintings, inspired by old masters portraiture and the notion of the Invisible Man (H. G. Wells and Ralph Ellison). By changing the lighting conditions of the installation throughout the duration of the show, Popova intends to question the shifting nature of ‘truth’ and current conditions for human invisibility.