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theguardian - 2 month ago

I need a doctor! – the filthy, furious, fun-filled art of Vanessa Baird

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Even the quiet moments are disturbing in the Norwegian artist’s debut UK show, which bursts with grotesque scenes of claustrophobic household lifeLooking at Vanessa Baird’s gigantic pastel seas, her self-portraits and scenes of everyday life – some of them completed during lockdown in Oslo – part of me wants to run away. Grotesque, alarming, claustrophobic and often abject, Baird’s watercolours, drawings and pastel works teeter between humour and malice, the confessional and the slapstick. Her first UK show at London’s Drawing Room, twice abandoned during the pandemic, goes live online today, and Baird will be showing at Glasgow Women’s Library next year. Continue reading...


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