I thought I caught a glimpse of your reflection: Paintings by Meg Erridge

15/09/2023

I thought I caught a glimpse of your reflection: Paintings by Meg Erridge

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.

Painting by Meg Erridge

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.

Painting by Meg Erridge

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.

What's on

Browse upcoming events, exhibitions, workshops and classes at Fusion Arts and in the wider community.

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95 Gloucester Green 22.02.24

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Aside for Everyone: An exhibition by 2nd year students at Ruskin School of Art
95 Gloucester Green 31.01.24

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Speed of Trust: An exhibition of Sculpture and Installation by Rosie McLean
95 Gloucester Green 25.11.23

Speed of Trust: An exhibition of Sculpture and Installation by Rosie McLean

Speed of Trust: An exhibition of Sculpture and Installation by Rosie McLean
Our World, Our Futures Exhibition on The Window Galleries
13.11.23

Our World, Our Futures Exhibition on The Window Galleries

Our World, Our Futures Exhibition on The Window Galleries
Seed Guardians Creative Workshop
95 Gloucester Green 10.10.23

Seed Guardians Creative Workshop

Seed Guardians Creative Workshop
‘Know Your Trespass Rights’ workshop
95 Gloucester Green 06.10.23

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Botley West Way Square - 2023
Seacourt Hall 18.03.23

Botley West Way Square - 2023

Botley West Way Square - 2023
POETRY WORKSHOP
11.02.23

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POETRY WORKSHOP
Finding The Light 2023
17.11.23

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Finding The Light 2023
Displaced: Docus, Dinner & Discussion
95 Gloucester Green 09.10.23

Displaced: Docus, Dinner & Discussion

Displaced: Docus, Dinner & Discussion
An opening reception featuring a performance of “Sour Puss” by Meg  Erridge
95 Gloucester Green 21.07.23

An opening reception featuring a performance of “Sour Puss” by Meg Erridge

An opening reception featuring a performance of “Sour Puss” by Meg Erridge
Sip & Paint fundraiser
95 Gloucester Green 08.07.23

Sip & Paint fundraiser

Sip & Paint fundraiser

Supporters of Fusion Arts

Oxford City Council Arts Council England National Lottery Funded Project Grant National Lottery Community Fund Oxfordshire Community Foundation Here for Culture Doris Field Charitable Trust BBC Children in Need Levelling Up South Oxfordshire District Council Christ Church College Jesus College