Mary Lynne Ellis: coercion, alienation, resistance…

Mary Lynne Ellis

In these photographs, taken mainly in London (2016 – 2018), I explore structures of coercion and profound states of alienation generated by the current political climate in the UK and internationally. Recognition of how we (differently) articulate such experiences individually and collectively, on behalf of others and ourselves, is critical. How do the subtlest possibilities of resistance emerge and in what forms, what languages? How do we respond to these? How do we discover the courage to take up the crucial responsibility of supporting and defending those whose voices are stifled or obliterated? The horrific fire at Grenfell Tower highlights the necessity of asking this again and again with a sustained and relentless determination. Mary Lynne Ellis, B.A. Art and Design, Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, M.A. Modern European Philosophy

Runs: 1 – 28 February 2019
Open: From 11am Mon – Sat and 1pm Sun
Gallery: Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ.

Public transport: Tube East Finchley (Northern line), buses 102, 143, 234, 263