An intimate exhibition exploring learnt and constructed emotional barriers through the act of drawing.
Zoya's work often examines social issues surrounding women and mental health, using emotion as the motor for her practice. In this exhibition, Zoya continues this practice of drawing from emotion and personal experience. In Building Walls, each drawing has been created over short, intensive sessions to allow for uninhibited expression (or at least as close to uninhibited as possible) and avoid "over-thinking". The aim of this process is to let oneself go, breaking away from possible emotional “walls” built over time to protect oneself in social/emotional contexts.
Putting herself in a vulnerable position - her own personal barriers bare for all to see - Zoya hopes to encourage viewers to feel comfortable enough letting go of their own inhibitions, or at least connect with or reflect on feelings they may not normally reveal to others - or perhaps even themselves.
4-6pm, Saturday 25th August
23 August - 8 September 2018