Sheds are typically a male preserve. But probably not when they’re pink. And since this one was made by Joe Hesketh (who is best known for her jolly paintings of brazen figures in lewd poses)you can expect a surprise – just not, perhaps, the surprise you were expecting…
Many years ago Joe Hesketh (b. Whalley 1972) ditched a career in hairdressing to become an artist. She works from studios near Barrowford where she produces paintings, sculptures and installations that – like her 2012 intervention on the Pendle Witches -– can attract national attention.
Much of Joe’s work features aspects of herself and typically deals with self-doubt in a way that is anything but insecure. It is characteristically offensive and no less endearing. Accordingly, ‘The Shower’ is a joke full of meaning; a forgettable memory that never goes away.
“You’re never quite sure whether what’s going on is a matter of fun or fear.” – The Guardian