'Louder Than Words',was presented at Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University. 18 November- 16 December 2006.
Louder than Words brings together compelling paintings and drawings which consider how we form opinions about people based solely on their appearance. Some of these works specifically explore the motives behind, and the impact of police ‘stop and search’, highlighting and questioning the consequences and repercussions for individuals, including her son, who are often judged by the way they look.
A number of pieces in the series are enlarged digital scans of police dockets issued to her son following’ stop and search’ occurrences. Over each scan, drawing or painting depicting areas in around Birmingham. These seemingly spaces in the city are in fact places where her son has been subjected to police scrutiny. The work gives voice to personal experience and frustration while interrogating, on a broader level, the deeper societal implications these decisions and judgements might induce or represent
A brochure with text by Eddie Chambers accompanied the exhibition.
Link: "It's a bit much", catalogue essay
Photography by Gary Kirkham