Morwenna Kearsley: Leave the Dishes, Poke the Jelly
Tue 27 October — Sun 15 November 2020
"One thing that struck me very early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in."
– Diane Arbus
"It is thus absolutely necessary to die, because while living we lack meaning, and the language of our lives (with which we express ourselves and to which we attribute the greatest importance) is untranslatable: a chaos of possibilities, a search for relations among discontinuous meanings."
– Pier Paolo Pasolini, Observations of The Long Take, 1967
Leave the Dishes, Poke the Jelly is an exhibition of new photographs and writing inspired by the life and legacy of the artist Lee Miller, focusing on her final creative output as a gourmet cook.
Using elements of Lee’s biography and recipes as catalysts to think about the idea of lineage within the history of photography, the images display the inevitable slippages between re-making a photograph or a recipe and the resulting new image or dish.
Morwenna Kearsley is a Glasgow-based artist working with and thinking about lens-based media and its effects on ways of seeing and being. Often through photographs, videos and writing, she considers this question: how are we changed by the images we consume?
You can visit this exhibition by pre-booking a time slot. Each ticket will permit up a households or social bubbles of up to 4 people, to visit the exhibition for 30 minutes.
Masks should be worn by all visitors to the galleries, including when entering CCA and moving around in any public spaces, including toilets and shared communal areas. A member of staff will control entrance to the gallery and maintain vigilant hygiene measures in the space, ensuring regular sanitising of door handles, and any surface areas. The gallery will be well ventilated throughout the day. Any interpretation materials will be single use only.
Booking will be available shortly, and you can book online, by phoning or by visiting our box office.