Grace at the Magic Gallery

08 August 2016

Region: London

The second show in our series of emerging talent to exhibit alongside Honorary Fellow Brian Griffin’s Himmelstrasse is Kym Cox’s ‘Grace’ series.  ‘Grace’ opens this Thursday, 11th August.  All welcome.


The 'Grace' series is rooted to traditional art symbolism which associates soap bubbles with the uncertainty of life expectancy and the unexpected loss of something cherished. The narrative emphasises an awareness of the present because the future is uncertain and unpredictable, in essence who knows when the bubble is going to burst?

Details of location and opening times can be found here.

Associated Events


Thursday 11th August 18:30 – 20:00 Opening and vernissage

Thursday 18th August 18:30 – Artist Talk

Saturday 20th August – Kym will be available from 14:00 to talk about her work informally

'Grace' represents memories of the past through a series of chronological episodes: Conception, Infancy, Childhood, Teenage, Young Adult, Family, Retirement, Old Age and Death. The bubbles in this series have not burst, each slowly deflated to leave a membrane skeleton. Foregone events, experiences and people influence and transform the journey to the present. Memories are like Grace bubbles, trace elements of an existence in time and place; a reminder of what went on before which ultimately defines who we are and what we have become.

The random order of presentation for each photograph is deliberate; to emphasise a particular stage in one's life and not as a chronological timeline. Memory recall is always random and according to the moment.


'Grace' is the final body of work from Kym’s BA (Hons) Photography degree, (graduated 2014, First Class), Arts University Bournemouth. - 


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Kym has also created a video for the show, the result of a two year ArtScience collaboration with Professor Stefan Hutzler, Leader of the Foams & Complex Systems Group, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin.


Image: Childhood © Kym Cox