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No-One Will Know How Happy I've Been

No-One Will Know How Happy I’ve Been
Etchings by Suzanne Balkanyi
LPW Exhibition Space & The Print Room at LCB Depot
11th August – 27th October 2018

After graduating from the Beaux Art in 1948, Suzanne Balkanyi worked as an illustrator in the Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes (the Paris Zoo). The exhibition, No-one Will Know How Happy I’ve Been, will include work from two main areas of study; closely observed studies of many of the animals in the Paris Zoo; and etchings of personal observations of everyday life in Paris…at the hairdressers and waiting for the Vaporetto.

Balkanyi’s work demonstrates a sense of imagination and humour through the depiction of Giraffes, Elephants and Anteaters, whilst her detailed observations of intimate situations are full of character as well as humour. The work engagingly transports the viewer back to Paris in the 1950s and 60s through a deeply personal connection to people and place. Balkanyi was recorded as saying; “No one will ever know how happy I have been” shortly before her death in 2005 and this is clear through her work.

This exhibition will be the first posthumous show of her work in the UK and we are looking for an Artist in Residence for 3 months (April-June) to create new work in response to the work that will be exhibited during the exhibition (August – October). More information here