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Plinth, 2018, acrylic on wood

Plinth, 2018, acrylic on wood

Sally Gorham’s work is concerned with the tension between individual freedom and systems of control in democratic societies. It takes on a structured orderly appearance – the hard, concrete nature of the work borrowing the visual vocabulary of ‘constructivism’ and ‘geometric abstraction’. 

Many of Gorham’s works offer the potential for playful reconfiguration of the pieces – reinforced through her use of colour and shape. Beyond the work’s apparent playfulness, the artist strives to ask critical questions such as: how by changing a work’s configuration we can unearth questions around authorship and sovereign control of the artist?

Sally Gorham

After 32 years in the NHS Sally Gorham left her management career to pursue her interest in art and went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins in 2017. She currently combines her own art practice with curating exhibitions of work by fellow emerging artists. Her work has been shown in the Art Souterrain, Montreal, Canada; at the Luren Gallery in Suzhou, China; the Frisco Gallery in Texas, USA; Tate Exchange in London; the Festival of Disobedience at the V&A, London  as well as in numerous other shows in London and other parts of the UK.

Instagram: @sally.gorham

Hertfordshire Open 2020

This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between and and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.

Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.

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