London Paint Club

Sim Smith – David Surman: Fairy Painting

6, Camberwell Passage, Camberwell, London SE5 0AX - (9 October - 6 November, 2021)
David Surman, Each Night Counts For Something, 2021 , acrylic on canvas, 160 × 140 cm (63 × 55 in), © The Artist, Courtesy of Sim Smith

Sim Smith is delighted to present ‘Fairy Painting’, the second solo exhibition by British artist David Surman with the gallery, and the inaugural show at the gallery’s new London space.

The exhibition responds to urgent concerns over our collective environmental precarity, and looks at the way in which ecology is understood. Surman paints with a profound understanding of how present-day issues such as the loss of biodiversity, climate change and pollution are inextricably linked with other struggles. Discrimination and violence against queer people, women and minority groups can be thought of as part of the larger crisis of the exploited and abused natural world, feminine nature (‘mother nature’) the mute victim to patriarchal forces.

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