London Paint Club

Hannah Barry Gallery – Stevie Dix: Magnesium

4 Holly Grove, London SE15 5DF - (2 October - 6 November, 2021)
Stevie Dix, Heavy body, 2021, Oil paint and beeswax on canvas, aluminium artist-made frame, 125 x 115 cm, © The Artist, Courtesy of Hannah Barry Gallery

Stevie Dix makes paintings that are heavy and thick, composed in a personal language where figures and symbols are metaphors for intimate feelings and, at times, political perspectives. For her first solo show at the gallery, Dix presents a new body of work that continues her interest in the cold and hard-edged character of urban living, contrasted with an investigation into the legacy of craftsmanship and artisanal practice in post-war Belgium. Together with references to her family life and cultural upbringing in Belgium, Magnesium presents a surreal and uncanny exploration of cultural identity, at once deeply introspective, critical and passionate.

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