Once you have been pulled into the world of Sue Macartney Snape’s drawings, you begin to see her characters everywhere and have to check yourself from saying to the unfortunate uninitiated, ‘It’s a Sue!’ every time you spot someone worthy of her pen. She caricatures our hopes and our foibles, our most secret habits and our most public vulnerabilities, the facades we attempt to project and the souls we actually are. Her lines are de, her compositions elegant, and her spirit unusually generous, but her work is hilarious not for the truth it lampoons but for the truth it embodies. Sooner or later, one startling day, you will look in the mirror and say, ‘It’s a Sue!’ She shows us, over and over, exactly who we are.
22 November - 1 December 2017
If you are interested in any of the reserved paintings, it is worth contacting the gallery as there is a chance that they may become available.