A series of paintings in the #WindowGalleries that explores the collision between past and 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.
I thought I caught a glimpse of your reflection will be on display in the #WindowGalleries along Friars Entry in Oxford, OX1 2BZ from 15th September until the 2nd October, free and available to visit at any time. The #WindowGalleries are an innovative collaboration between community organisation Fusion Arts and The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels that connects and supports Oxford’s communities by creating a lively space for the public to experience inspiring work by local artists.