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Archive > A Kind of Suburban Fugue, Lizzie Dennis

I am a colour pencil artist drawing detailed domestic interiors combined with figures and personal artefacts to tell a familiar, yet unfamiliar, narrative of domesticity. My work documents my experience as a wife and mother, whilst also considering interior design and societal fascination with “dream rooms” – clutter free and highly styled. It intrigues me that human presence, and the items that show life, are often absent in those images.

A kind of suburban fugue is a collection of 15 colour pencil works which depict surreal, decluttered scenes of suburban domesticity such as rooms that mimic interiors from design magazines, yet with a family engaging with the space either through their presence or through objects representing them.

Each work also provides a personal insight into the challenges I encountered after having my daughter and the change in identity that experience brought about. With each drawing I have attempted to depict that loss and rebirth of identity.

Exhibitions run from 6pm, 10 June - 3pm, 23 June 2016.