I See You Man, Gallery Celine, Glasgow, opening 24th February, 7 til 9pm, 25th February til 31st March

Celine is happy to present an exhibition organised by Nadia Hebson and Sophie Macpherson.

In summer of 2016 Sophie Macpherson and I (Nadia Hebson) worked on a text which explored our shared interests in apparel, physicality, female subjectivity and friendship. Drawing on skype and email conversations the text took an epistolary form and ranged through personal perspectives on women artists’ practices and international events such as the ‘migrant crisis’ and the EU Referendum, alongside descriptions of sports clothing and club wear, and reflections on Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the paintings of Christina Ramberg. An unguarded but none the less edited script, the text became a short hand for the creative space of female friendship.

Writing about Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels which detail the lifetime relationship of two women from an impoverished Neapolitan neighbourhood the writer Natasha Soobramanien likens the women’s friendship to an act of translation. Soobramanien writes ‘Lila and Lenù are translated beings, translating one another, shifting continually between the Neapolitan dialect of their childhood and the standard form of Italian both have a talent for expressing themselves in. And it is in this more rarefied linguistic sphere that Lenù finds success, and her professional voice as a writer (a voice modelled on Lila’s writerly voice)’. Lila and Lenu steel themselves through the confines of 60’s, 70s’ and 80’s femininity through the persistence of their complex friendship, which Ferrante so carefully atomises. They see one another and at times offer each a template for being, Ferrante’s writing of their friendship is closely analogous to the experience of creative friendship. And to understand female friendship as a form of translation is to recalibrate its constituents, becoming a space of attention, mirroring, testing, exchange, admiration and productive envy, a space of agency.

In taking the complexities of female friendship and the communicative possibilities of dress as a starting point we have invited artists and writers who are friends and potential friends to contribute work to I See You Man. These artists and writers work explore ideas of mentorship, resonance as described by Italian Feminist Carla Lonzi, feminist activism, translation, biography, fictional autobiography and the agency of dress.

Exhibiting artists: Phoebe Blatton and Annika Hüttmann, August Fröhls, Nadia Hebson, Stanya Kahn and Harry Dodge, Ellen Lesperance, Sophie Macpherson, Julia Schmidt, Clemence Seilles, Clare Stephenson

The title of the show ‘I See You Man’ is taken from the work by Stanya Kahn and Harry Dodge.

Exhibition will be open by appointment only: contact@galleryceline.com

On Saturday 31st March Celine will host an afternoon of performance, readings, talks and a reading group where the following texts and related material will be discussed. The below books and texts will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Ingeborg Bachman, Three Paths to the Lake, Lucia Berlin, Manual for Cleaning Women, Kate Briggs, This Little Art, Daniela Cascella, Singed, Elfriede Jellinek, Jackie http://siti.org/sites/default/files/JACKIE_WP_2.27.13.pdf, Carla Lonzi, Autoritratto, Dorothy Richardson, Painted Roofs, Natasha Soobramanien Five Notes on Smarginature https://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/five-notes-on-smarginature-by-natasha-soobramanien and Christa Wolf, The Quest for Christa T.



Drop City, Düsseldorf presents «Warming up» at Petra Rinck Galerie, 22 July – 31 August 2017, Magdalena Kita, Sophie Macpherson, Eleanor Wright



German Vases, an emotional response by The Coelacanth Press with Phoebe Blatton and Annika Hüttmann, including a text and coloured pencil drawings, July 2017

Readings by Paul Becker, Natasha Soobramanien, Sophie Macpherson and Chris Fite-Wassilak. Arcade Gallery, London.

As part of the exhibition Choreography, four writers and artists will read texts based on or around the work of Marguerite Duras.
The event will take place at Arcade Gallery from 7pm, Friday June 17th, 2017

Sophie Macpherson in residence, Glasgow Project Room, 29th May til 3rd June 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am doing some work and showing
some work in Glasgow Project Room next week. Closing party 3rd June, 6 to 8pm.

Sophie Macpherson and Nadia Hebson- open studio, art weekend berlin, 28th-30th April 2017

Haus 2, Room 15, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, herzbergstrasse 40-43, 10365 berlin-

Nadia Hebson and Sophie Macpherson,
DROP CITY, DÜSSELDORF AT HOTEL UFER, 7.30pm Saturday 2nd July, 2016

The artists will read a text they have developed that circles their shared interests in apparel, physicality, female subjectivity and friendship.

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BARS AND CAFES, April 27 – June 5, 2016

a group exhibition with Mark Hamilton, David Hominal, Cyrill Lachauer, Sophie Macpherson, Antje Majewski, Marit Neeb, Mandla Reuter, Julia Schmidt and Maarten van Roy.

at Haubrok Foundation, FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin, Germany.

opening reception wednesday 27th april, 2016, 7-9 pm
special gallery weekend friday 29th – sunday 1st, 2016, 12-6 pm

special berlin biennal – friday 3rd, saturday 4th and sunday 5th june, 12 – 6pm

Canteen – Haus 12, 1st floor – herzbergstraße 40-43, 10365 berlin

directions here


Robin Vanbesien, Paul Becker, Katie Schwab, hobbypopMUSEUM, Eleanor Wright, Markus Karstiess, Francesco Pedraglio, Nadia Hebson and Sophie Macpherson

Taking place within and throughout Hotel Ufer from February 2016
«Drop City, Düsseldorf» presents a collection of exhibitions, single works and events by artists from across Europe within a private/public setting.

From newly commissioned works, focused on everyday micro-narratives, to live events and exhibitions «Drop City, Düsseldorf» attempts to seek more dynamic interactions between artists, site and audiences, and rather than relegating the audience to the passive role of spectators, looks to foster the active and genuine involvement of participants.

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