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Richard Slee | Mantelpiece Observations | Bolton Library and Museum

September 1, 2020

Hales is delighted to announce Mantelpiece Observationsa solo exhibition by Richard Slee, which is now on view at Bolton Library and Museum.

 

This exhibition presents new work by Richard Slee, one of Britain’s most important contemporary ceramic artists. The newly commissioned pieces have been inspired by Mass Observation’s Mantelpiece Reports of 1937. The reports, with their fascinating lists of objects, reveal much about the tastes, preferences and preoccupations of people living in 1930s Britain. Slee’s work also explores questions of personal and national identity, history and taste, through his surreal transformations of ordinary domestic objects

 


 

Richard Slee

Mantelpiece Observations

Bolton Library and Museum

Le Mans Crescent
Bolton
BL1 1SE, UK

 

12 September 2020 - 3 January 2021

 

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