Pilar Corrias (Eastcastle Street) – Mary Ramsden: The bag of stars

20 January - 26 February, 2022

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Mary Ramsden, Through to the blue, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London

Pilar Corrias is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by British artist Mary Ramsden, titled The bag of stars.

In 1921 Virginia Woolf published the story A Haunted House. The two-page narrative was a far more poetic, modernist take on the supernatural yarns that were a craze in the late 19th century. Woolf’s tale of a ghostly couple coexisting in a house can equally be read as a story about presence and absence, relationship and connection. It is also a story about architectural space. “Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting,” she wrote. “Safe, safe, safe” the pulse of the house beat softly. “The treasure buried; the room…” the pulse stopped short.” Mary Ramsden’s new paintings have a similar take on the interior. A dramatic departure from the abstract works she emerged with, these are canvases that explore the relationship between the human and object, the viewer and painting, external space and internal experience.

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