'Release' Stephen Peterson Exhibition

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Garden Court Chambers is delighted to host an exhibition of works by Stephen Peterson curated by Matthew Meadows.

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Like many artists before him, Stephen Peterson is a story teller. He wants to tell us what has happened to him on his journey through the UK's criminal justice system, and since his release last year, he has more stories to tell.

Unencumbered by formal art training, he has developed a diagrammatic technique which allows him to present these experiences as clearly as possible, sometimes as a sequence of events.



In his series of seven pictures entitled Release, Stephen shows the choices a prisoner faces leaving custody.

Stephen's version is his own, personal and poignant. We are drawn into a complex world in which compromise and hypocrisy challenge us at every turn. And as we study each absorbing detail, we recognise this world as ours, made unflinchingly visible.

The opening reception will be held on Wednesday 16 April 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00pm. The 10th anniversary of Not Shut Up will be launched at this event also.

A full programme for the exhibition is available here.

The exhibition is being held at Garden Court Chambers from 16 April 2014 until 27 June 2014. It is open to members of the public by appointment. If you are interested in booking an appointment please email info@gclaw.co.uk


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