Nedham’s new body of work half of less than ten begins at the end. Inspired by Napoleon’s love letters to his wife Josephine, this show imagines monuments which explore the impassioned and often dubious ambition driving the conquest of the body. Only in death, in trying to put a body back together, can we arrive at these irreducible artifacts which aim to hold onto and unravel these narratives. Borrowing from the histories of colonialism, hagiography, anthropology, and phrenology new types of reliquaries are constructed. These stand as monumental love letters that seek to construct a pathology of desire.
Known for her intricate graphite works on paper, Nedham continues to explore the act of drawing as the focus of her artistic practice, and marks her third solo exhibition as a LE Gallery artist.