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A Tall Order! Rochdale Art Gallery in the 1980s

This major exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale investigates and considers the exhibition programming at Rochdale Art Gallery during the 1980s, and its legacies.

It includes Veronica's Soul identified as Flesh (right).


A Tall Order! Rochdale Art Gallery in the 1980s
Eddie Chambers, Art Monthly, no.464 March 2023

Rochdale exhibition showcases art of the turbulent 1980s
A Tall Order! looks back on ground-breaking work that commented on major social and political events

In conversation:

Sarah-Joy Ford and Veronica Slater: Reflecting on Queer Feminisms and Modernism

22nd April 2023
2-3pm, Free

Soul identified as Flesh
Oil on canvas
6' x 6'

Soul identified as Flesh was first shown in the exhibition Along the Lines of Resistance at The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley touring to Herbert Read Gallery - Kent Inst of Art, Bonnigton Gallery - Trent University, Rochdale Art Gallery, Greenwich Citizens Gallery and South London Art Gallery, London, UK.

Along The Lines Of Resistance
Catalogue & Artist page

Soul ID 1-2-3

This series follows on from Soul identified as Flesh. The three paintings abstract the original format and explores the shifting nature of LGBTQ+ identities through the playful use of painterly language.

Our digital identities are now 24/7 on social media as opposed to the 15 minutes of Warhol fame, resulting in a constant fluidity of representation. 'Portraits' and 'icons' are mutated and dissolved within a digital maelstrom. Soul ID 1-2-3 seeks to 'frieze' that process and reflect on what it means to occupy the concept of 'identity' within a cyber culture?

Soul ID 1-2-3
Three Paintings
Oil on canvas
4' x 4' (x3)