A previous exhibition of 125 left-handed portraits and new work by Manuela Hübner
11 March – 4 May 2017
Espresso Library, East Road, Cambridge
Right-handed since childhood, Manuela was forced to use her
non-dominant left hand in the summer of 2016. What became apparent was
a lot of untapped potential.
Continuing to explore the left, she roamed through cafés and public
places, sketching people.
The popular Espresso Library – one of
Cambridge’s coffee, culture and art hubs – eventually
became her preferred hunting ground. Here, the idea of a Wall of Faces
The drawings on show were created over a period of three and a half
months and document the journey of what happens when you explore, play
They offer interesting insights into the peaks, troughs and
plateaus of a learning curve whilst illustrating the stages of
artistic style development and the sheer power of pursuing a vision.
The visual works are accompanied by the artist’s observations
on differences and similarities between left-hand/right-hand use as
well as some surprising new incidental abilities.
The exhibition is also a tribute to beauty and human connections –
to all the people who have lent their face to this project by allowing
Manuela to capture their unique features and character, and not least
to the Espresso Library for taking a gamble with this unusual and
All portraits are for sale. A gallery of all portraits can be
viewed on Instagram,
See also Espresso Library’s art page.