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Baa’s House

HUMBER STREET GALLERY, 64 Humber Street, HU1 1TU

27 Apr - 25 Jun 2023

FREE

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Hetain Patel’s Baa’s House is a collection of films, sculptures and paintings that explore the personal significance of Patel’s late Grandmother, Lakshmiben Patel, and her home in Bolton. “Baa”, meaning “Mother” in Gujarati, becomes a central figure, sometimes connecting marginalised people to the widely-recognised world of Hollywood, and as a symbol of resistance against oppressive forces.

The Jump (2015) is a two-screen film installation. Part family portrait and part recreation of a Spider-Man scene filmed in Baa’s living room. Shot in super slow motion to an epic orchestral soundtrack, it features a home-made Spider-Man costume that can also be seen in the exhibition. Themes of metaphorically taking a leap into the unknown parallels Patel’s family’s migration to the UK, with the heroism presented on our cinema screens.

Paintings newly-commissioned by Humber Street Gallery are rendered in acrylic, gold leaf and automotive paint. They form part of a wider body of work that began in 2020, which sees the artist revisiting the subject matter of Baa’s House for the first time since Baa’s death in 2017.

Venue Details

HUMBER STREET GALLERY,
64 Humber Street,
HU1 1TU

info@absolutelycultured.co.uk

https://www.absolutelycultured.co.uk/humberstreetgallery/

Humber Street Gallery is a contemporary art space nestled in the heart of the city’s Fruit Market cultural quarter. Housed in a former fruit warehouse, the gallery will showcase the best in contemporary visual arts from the shocking to the sublime. The gallery seeks to generate debate, push boundaries, encourage new ways of thinking and inspire with a packed programme designed to appeal. to those both familiar and not so familiar with the arts.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Assistance Dogs

Baby Changing

Level Access

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10.30am - 5pm
Thursday
10.30am - 5pm
Friday
10.30am - 5pm
Saturday
10.30am - 5pm
Sunday
10.30am - 5pm