Only Shoes Can Save Us Now
11 November 2022 to 04 February 2023
Jo Cope is an artist, designer and lecturer brought up in Leicestershire. She works at the
intersection of fashion, art, craft and performance and has carved out a niche for herself focusing on our cultural relationship with shoes. She works with traditional shoe-making craft to create contemporary sculptural works and performances that inhabit a space between design and art practices. This exhibition at Leicester Gallery, De Montfort University is her largest to date and is a homecoming show after a decade of global exhibitions.
For this exhibition Jo Cope remixes new pieces with past projects which include: The Global Footprint commissioned by Northampton Boot and Shoe Museum 2013, The Opposite of Addiction footwear artefacts for London College of Fashion x Sadler’s Wells Material Movement Gala 2017 and The Feminist Rose, created for London Craft Week at The Garden Museum 2022.