Salem Walk, Molly Brocklehurst
I graduated from Leeds College of Art with a 1st Class BA Honours degree in 2016 and on applying to do my masters at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, where I will be until graduating in June. I was nominated for the Aon Art Prize in 2016 and was more recently shortlisted for the Dentons Art Prize 2018. I have exhibited extensively throughout Leeds and London; my most recent curatorial project and exhibition being at the Koppel Project Hive. Reconstructing images of historic groupings through paint, I use a muted pallet and distinct layers of visibility and repetition to address ideas of time, loss and hauntology. Using objects and clothing to signal the entering of new worlds, I want the familiar to seem unfamiliar. I aim to trigger a feeling of memory within the viewer that crosses the boundary between nostalgia and the anticipation of the unknown. The paintings become strange fictions that blur the boundary between document and fantasy.