Latte Leninism Exhibition Preview

Having trained at Bath School of Art and Design, Martha Kelsey has since been developing her practice at Flonyx Creative Studios in Cheltenham. Here she presents a westerner’s snap-shot view of Russia’s faded and re-named metropolis.

It is under the pastel veneers of restored palaces and in the memorable after-taste of vodka that one senses Leningrad, a Soviet city un-made. As the centenary of the Bolshevik revolution approaches, these artworks provoke timely comparisons between 1917 and now; you are invited to question the state of democracy today and the importance of British relations to Putin’s Russia. This intimate preview is followed by a week-long exhibition at The Vestibules in Bristol.