Discover Sophie Ryder’s imaginary world of mystical beings in this major new solo show that brings together her unique cast of characters. Featuring the artist’s signature sculptures in wire and bronze as well as previously unseen works on paper and mosaics, the exhibition explores Ryder’s interest in the human body, and her enduring connection to family and animals.
In Sophie’s world two central hybrid beings emerge: the long eared Ladyhare and its partner, the iconic bull-headed Minotaur. Joined by the Ladyhare’s gentle horse and devoted dogs, this family of characters live on in the artist’s imagination and are transformed into art.
The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with Sophie Ryder who is celebrating her 60th year, as The Lightbox celebrates its 15th birthday.
Exhibition supported by Hignell Gallery
Exhibition sponsored by Bonhams