Lisa Ivory

The Boss of Parties
March 9, 2024   -   April 7, 2024

Lisa Ivory’s landscapes are commonly occupied by a Wildman, who occasionally interacts with a female human figure. There is a Rake’s Progress of sorts, with a skeletal Death figure interrupting the discourse between these characters. The Beast attempts sympathetic magic by scrawling images into a landscape. These exchanges occur in a shadowland—a liminal space of a half-forgotten landscape that exists simultaneously as rural, urban and wasteland populated with anomalies, chimeras and spectres.

Ivory’s landscapes are archaic in tone and her archetypal subjects present a paradoxical discourse including the feral and tamed; the worshipped and abandoned; the empowered and the subjugated.        

LISA IVORY graduated with BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) from Central Saint Martins School of Art, London in 1988. She explores the concept of otherness and its inherent duality of fear and attraction. Ivory creates fantastic worlds of mythical creatures, referencing chimeras, hybrids, and other classical narrative archetypes.