Vanessa Baird

13 November 2020 – 17 January 2021

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    Vanessa Baird, Detail from the series 'Family and Friends' 2019 Watercolour on paper, 150 x 100 cm Courtesy the artist and OSL Contemporary

Drawing Room is pleased to announce a solo show of Norwegian artist Vanessa Baird.

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The artist's haunting works in pastel and watercolour range from room-size murals to intimate self-portraits and draw on a wide range of references from the artist's own lived experiences, as well as from Scandinavian folklore. Whether depicting 'her world' - the domestic chaos of caring for her elderly mother and teenage children - or commenting on the wider political and social landscape of Norway, her imagery is provocatively raw in its exploration of motherhood, sex, shame, illness, exhaustion and the ageing female body. 

Vanessa Baird (b. 1963) lives and works in Oslo. This will be the her first solo exhibition in the UK.