GX Gallery is presenting 2-Part Return, its third solo show with artist Lily Forwood, which follows on from Forwood’s show Journeys, which was exhibited at London’s iconic Gherkin. The new title is taken from one of the many tickets she collects and uses within her works. 2-Part Return represents her return to London as two people after the birth of her son a year and a half ago.
This exhibition is an amalgamation of her life in drawing. The stations that were drawn and redrawn, littered with tickets and jostling crowds, have become something else. A symbol of barriers. Papers. Tickets. Passports. Checks. Since meeting her partner and father of her child in Calais’ refugee camp, ‘The Jungle’, these things have taken on a darkness and heaviness that were once before a comfort.
2-Part Return is in at GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill, Camberwell, SE5 8RS from 1st October – 1st November. Times: Mon-Tues, Thurs-Sat: 10-5pm. Admission: Free. Phone: 0207 703 8396