I See In Colour, Cece Philips

HOME presents I See In Colour, the debut solo exhibition by British painter Cece Philips. Existing in the intersection of the real and the imagined, I See In Colour draws inspiration from archival writings, historical photographs and family tales to explore and celebrate the histories of Black figures in Britain.

The title, a play on the familiar phrase “I don’t see colour”, points to Philips’ use of pigment to inject the painted scenes with vitality and life. Philips’ focus is undeniably on the individuals that populate her paintings, a series of startlingly vibrant figures that stretch across her large-scale canvases against the muted background tones.

Upcoming Exhibition

The Self Portrait

The Self Portrait is a celebration of Black Women photographers, demonstrating the nuance of not only the stories we tell, but the people behind the lens telling them. The show is an acknowledgement of the value of archiving the photographic history of Black photographers in the UK while simultaneously making visible and remembering the people who were at the forefront (or behind the scenes) of that history. - Ronan Mckenzie, Curator

May 13, 2021
June 27, 2021
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