Found Faces and Objects Feature in Brentford Gallery Exhibition

Facebook and an allotment provide the source material

Exhibition aims to raise eyebrows. Detail from work of Vicki Cooke
Exhibition aims to raise eyebrows. Detail from work of Vicki Cooke


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Faces and found objects are explored in a new one-off exhibition at Brentford Gallery.

It features Vicki Cooke with Face|Look|Friends and Samantha Green with The Museum of Willoughby Allotment.

The display brings together two artists who like to categorise things, from facial expressions to found objects.

There is a chance to delve into the artefacts unearthed by the plotholders of Willoughby in the Museum of Willoughby Allotment. Challenge your idea of treasure and how you view what lies beneath a spade at this travelling museum.

You can also dig into the lower reaches of Facebook’s tagged photos for a collection of candid expressions. Grins, grimaces, pouts and puckers are dragged out into the light.

Brentford Gallery is on Johnson’s Island, formed by a loop in the River Brent, and is accessible via a footbridge from Catherine Wheel Road or Dock Road.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 March 11am-5pm.

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March 18, 2022

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