Hampshire Cultural Trust and Winchester School of Art (WSA) are delighted to present the work of award-winning Winchester School of Art alumna, Alexandra Lethbridge, in celebration of the school’s 150th anniversary.
Alexandra Lethbridge is a conceptual artist working with photography and installation. Her practice includes the use of found and appropriated imagery, sculpture and moving-image. Recurring themes in her work are deception, misdirection, misinformation, visual truth and the cognitive processing and consumption of information.
The Construction of Truth explores visual deception through gesture and body language and considering the differences between spoken and expressed languages. The work looks to the archetype of the 1950s salesman for inspiration. By understanding a time where methods of persuasion were taught and mastered, the work questions whether lying and deception is a visual code, one that could be understood and ultimately mastered.