The Spotlight Gallery


Spotlight Showcasing: How Dreary to be Somebody

Lauren Wilson (Cambridge)

Artlink is pleased to present "How Dreary to be a Somebody", the work of Lauren Wilson, in the Spotlight Gallery. The opening will coincide with the opening of Anita Corbin's "Visible Girls Revisited" on July 6, 2017 at 6 PM.

All of the works in this exhibition are loosely based on the poems of Emily Dickinson. The pieces do not represent a poem each, but instead are the organic product of a lifetime of reading and love of Dickinson's writing. They are concerned with issues prevalent throughout her oeuvre: the strain on the human condition, isolation, and a recluse's solace.

You will see a wider reference to the method of the poet-- her syntax, structure, punctuation, and capitalisation are considered. The works combine abstraction with lyrical and obscure narrative to the same effect.

Lauren Wilson is an Artist and Designer currently based in Cambridge. Her work is informed by a breadth of things yet a deep fascination with history and heritage is recurrent across her portfolio. Working across multiple mediums in both 2D and 3D, Wilson is a champion of merging artistic disciplines and crafts. within her work the interplay between the playful, the sombre, and the plain generates interesting dialogues and contradiction.

Created over a period of three months, the body of work constituting "How Dreary to be Somebody" is the artist's attempt to portray the works of Dickinson through a personal visual language.


You can find out more about Lauren Wilson at









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