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    Mychael Barratt | Hidden Histories

Mychael Barratt | Hidden Histories

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Location: Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Address: 40-41 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford

Start Date: 18th January 2020

End Date: 15th February 2020

Times: Monday 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5.30pm, closed Sundays

Entry Fee: Free entry, no booking required

Mychael Barratt dives deep into Oxford’s varied history with a new map, and other prints to be revealed exclusively in his solo exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery.

Mychael Barratt is best known for his printmaking and painting inspired by his boundless knowledge and enthusiasm for culture and history. His work often takes the form of a humorous homage to great artists, such as with his ongoing Artists’ Cats and Dogs series, where artist’s pets pop up in their owner’s historic paintings. He is also known for his ambitiously produced maps.

Mychael’s interest is in the anecdotal as well as the obscure details of history that characterise major cities. Recent subjects include a large-scale etching entitled A New York Map of Days, a highly detailed exploration of New York City via its historic daily events; other maps explore London. ‘A London Map Of Days‘, another large-scale original print, which was made using eight etching plates, joined together, and features 366 date-specific references to events or people throughout London’s history.

I have an immigrant’s zeal for my adopted city [of London] that constantly permeates my work, ‘says Mychael. ‘The choice to settle here and to think of myself as a Londoner (though I’m still a Canadian) informs much of my life and artistic choices,’ he explains.

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