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Sophie Ryder:All of Us

1 April 2023 to 10 September 2023 The Lightbox

Sophie Ryder (b. 1963), All of Us, 2003, Charcoal and pastel on paper Work: ©MMXXIII Sophie Ryder – All Rights Reserved & Photo: ©MMXXIII Sophie Ryder – All Rights Reserved
The exhibition will be an opportunity to explore Sophie Ryder’s world of mystical creatures: the Ladyhare, the Minotaur, the gentle horse and her devoted dogs. Mythological, personal and cultural references are embodied in her work, and it is this melding of form with feeling that continues to resonate deeply with people who see her work today.

With over 50 works spanning 30 years of making installed throughout the building, the exhibition presents a deep dive into Ryder’s interest in the human body and her enduring connection to family and animals. In Sophie’s world two central hybrid beings emerge: the long eared Ladyhare, the abiding fictional female character of the artists realm, and its partner, the iconic bull-headed Minotaur, reimagined beyond Greek mythology. By adopting a mask her figures explore their animal natures and are free to explore the taboo. Joined by the Ladyhare’s gentle horse and devoted dogs, we recognise relationship dynamics that touch us all.

To celebrate 15 years of The Lightbox since opening in 2007, Sophie Ryder has been invited to install work throughout the building. From the Main Gallery to the Courtyard, audiences can experience her work in conversation with the award-winning architecture of this beautiful gallery. The Upper Gallery exhibition, Sophie Selects, will give visitors an intimate insight into the artist through her selection from The Ingram Collection. It is the first time an artist has selected work from The Ingram Collection to accompany their major solo show. Sophie Selects has been curated from The Ingram Collection, one of the largest and most significant publicly accessible collections of Modern British art in the UK.

Sophie Ryder: All of Us Saturday 1 April to Sunday 10 September 2023

£9.50 Day Pass ● Lightbox Members and Under 21s Free- No pre-booking required.

Further Information:  Sophie Ryder: All Of Us | The Lightbox