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Christina Quarles: In Likeness

18 June - 29 August, 2021

American artist Christina Quarles (b. 1985) lives and works in Los Angeles. She creates surreal and deliberately ambiguous images of bodies that seem barely contained by the frame of the canvas. This display at the South London Gallery brings together Quarles’s vibrant and textured paintings, as well as works on paper, and is her first solo exhibition in a major London institution.

Tesfaye Urgessa

4 June - 25 August, 2021

This summer, Saatchi Yates are pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Tesfaye Urgessa. The artist lives and works in Germany, having emigrated from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His work is deeply rooted in Ethiopian iconography, which is one of the binding elements of his artistic production. In his own words, the experience is like ‘always having an Ethiopian accent, no matter what language I’m speaking’. 

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

19 May - 29 August, 2021

Whether dancing on the rooftops in Paris, sharing ideas with Pablo Picasso, or gathering starfish on the beaches of Cornwall, Eileen Agar transformed the everyday into the extraordinary. Her unique style nimbly spanned painting, collage, photography and sculpture, even ceremonial hats. Combining order and chaos, Agar’s work fuses vivid abstraction with imagery from classical art, the natural world, and sexual pleasure.

Andre Hemer and Anne Vieux: Sensor Glow

22 July - 28 August, 2021

Thick gestures of paint in seductive shades of pink and red call to mind the shimmering petals of flowers blooming while on other canvases, abstract lines and forms writhe in mesmerising psychedelic patterns. Through their distinct artistic practices, André Hemer and Anne Vieux are both interested in exploring processes of rematerialisation whereby physical materials are translated into digital forms and then back into three-dimensional objects. <sensor glow>, their joint exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery, presents a captivating series of new works that make reference to the digital sublime, in which beauty arises through a sense of uncanny or imperfection. Harnessing technological tools alongside physical gestures and the ethereal qualities of light, both artists create a sense of suspended movement that beguiles the viewer’s perception while drawing attention to the layered materiality of each image.

Sara Berman: Taking Space

22 July - 28 August 2021

Gargantuan women appear suspended in soft coloured, bruising backgrounds, their bodies twisted in acrobatic movement and dynamic gestures. These are the works of British artist and former fashion designer Sara Berman whose practice explores the depth and distortions of materiality in relation to how we view and inhabit the body. She focuses specifically on female experience, and is deeply informed by her intimate understanding of fashion and textiles in terms of how we wear, understand and perceive clothes. Taking Space, Berman’s first solo exhibition with Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery, presents a new collection of paintings that are both gentle and forthright, whimsical and imposing, expressing the complex tensions of womanhood while also gesturing towards a joyous sense of liberated physicality.

Walter Price

21 May - 29 August, 2021

Pearl Lines is the first institutional exhibition in the UK by American artist Walter Price (b. 1989, Georgia, USA). It follows his residency at Camden Art Centre in early 2020 when, in response to his time in London and the conditions of the studio space, he experimented with scale, narrative and materials to create new paintings, works on paper and sculptures. In the exhibition Price presents elements of this body of work, alongside a group of new paintings and drawings made during lockdown in New York.

Pope.L: Notations, Holes and Humour

15 July - 28 August, 2021

Pope.L’s exhibition with Modern Art centres on his ongoing project, Skin Set, a constantly growing and shifting group of text-inflected works across many media that consider the construction of language, identity and stereotype as notation, hole and frequently absurdity and humour. The show, installed on both floors of the gallery, contains video, silkscreen, assemblage, floor pieces and paintings made between 2015 and 2021.

Summer Exhibition .21

22 July - 28 August, 2021

The selection of artists in the Summer Exhibition represents our core values as a gallery; working with contemporary artists offering high quality, visually engaging works from a hybrid of artistic disciplines. We want to take the opportunity to celebrate the breadth of talent across the Rhodes Contemporary roster. From abstract neutrals to bold typographic works; fresh new talent to well known names, our Summer Exhibition aims to showcase who we are as a gallery in 2021.

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