Art history students curate exhibition on art, identity

Sarah Lightman: Drawing from Life and Literature

The Knapp Gallery • Regent’s University London

29 January – April 3 2020

Four BA Liberal Studies (Hons) (Art History) students have curated an exhibition of drawings by Sarah Lightman, which will be on show in the University’s Knapp Gallery from 29 January to 3 April 2020.

The show, entitled Sarah Lightman: Drawing from Life and Literature, will display a selection of the artist’s portraits, self-portraits and sketches of book covers that explore how the development of the self is affected by internal and external influences.

Third-year student Martha Moskowitz, from Oregon, United States, is researching the work of artists involved in the post-WWI German group, Neue Sachlichkeit and has worked closely with artists in Maine, United States, as a gallerist and cataloguer as well as working at the state’s Center for Contemporary Art.

Anna Maffiuletti, from Italy, has worked at Eclectic Art Gallery for Contemporary Art and for the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath.

Anya Nikolaeva, from Russia, has interned at Saatchi Gallery and currently works part-time on a sales team for House of Fine Art – HOFA Gallery, Mayfair.

Davis Goldenberg, from Louisiana, USA designs her own jewellery and has worked for a niche fine jewellery boutique in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The artist, Sarah Lightman, is a guest lecturer at museums, galleries and universities, and explores femininity, Judaism, and the representation of women in graphic novels. Her current art project surrounds themes of motherhood in art through the centuries, from the Virgin Mary to her own experience.

Her graphic autobiographical novel – a selection of her drawings made over the past 20 years – was recently published by Myriad Press in the UK and Penn State University Press in the US.

The exhibition will be opened by Regent’s University London Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Smith

Dates and opening hours

Press and private view: Tuesday 28 January, 5pm – 7pm

Open to public: 29 January – April 3, 9am – 5pm when gallery is not in use

Viewing by appointment only for visitors, contact Julia Weiner at [email protected]