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Exhibition openings: Franklyn Rodgers and Marcia Michael at Autograph ABP

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Join us at the launch event for our new exhibitions by Franklyn Rodgers and Marcia Micael.

Franklyn Rodgers: Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta will open in our ground floor gallery, and Marcia Michael: I Am Now You - Mother in the second floor gallery.

Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta
Photographer Franklyn Rodgers pays homage to a figure sacred in his life: his mother, Loretta.

Over several years, Rodgers photographed Loretta and the circle of friends important to her. The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of these close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. His visual care for such deeply personal subjects is evident in the exquisite and refined grandeur of these works, the result of a methodology built on intimacy and trust. Find out more about this exhibition >

Marcia Micahel: I Am Now You - Mother
In I Am Now You – Mother, Marcia Michael visualises the act of matrilineage through the body of her mother, Myrtle McKnight.

Michael uses photography and oral history to retrieve lost and reimagined narratives of her matrilineal ancestry, creating an intimate dialogue between mother and daughter in order visualise history from her mother’s memory. In the artist’s own words: ‘my desire is to recover a visual and aural narrative of my matrilineal history and reunite the present with the past. The body is testament to the refusal to forget. The body, my mother’s body, is all of my histories’. Find out more about this exhibition >

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About our openings
Our exhibition openings are very popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP beforehand to help manage numbers.

The opening is is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time. There may be a queue to enter the building or gallery during busy openings. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and the artwork. The queue often moves quickly, and we appreciate your patience.

To protect the artworks, food and drink are not allowed in the galleries during the opening. Visitors with large bags will be asked to leave them in the free cloakroom before entering the gallery spaces.

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These exhibitions are supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta is also supported by Metro Images and Fijufilm. I Am Now You - Mother is also supported by Light Work.

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