Exhibitions Opening This Week
Michaela Yearwood-Dan: The Sweetest Taboo
31 March - 26 April, 2022
Private View: Thursday 31 March: 5-8pm
Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to present The Sweetest Taboo, our second solo exhibition with Michaela Yearwood-Dan. Recently the artist has been thinking about the priorities for affirming spaces of self and collective actualisation, specifically Poc and queer space(s), community needs and desires, that include her own.
Projected and inscribed upon the large-scale paintings, extracts of Yearwood-Dan’s experiences, influences, personal thoughts and questions commingle with abstracted and botanical gestures and marks that border, lead towards and give way to speculative clearings; spaces and gaps that have the capacity to be filled with utopic imaginings. The works remain vested in holding and debating the real-life politics and cultural demands of femme, black and queer individuals in the world coming together as communities, manifesting and nurturing critical, safe and joyous environments.
Blob by Eddy Frankel
23 March - 16 April, 2022
Shadi Al-Atallah, Luke Burton, Gareth Cadwallader, Emma Cousin, Rachel Howard, France-Lise McGurn, Glen Pudvine, Mary Ramsden, Olivia Sterling
BLOB is a book and exhibition project by Eddy Frankel. It’s a vile, miserable little short story about a man whose bones disintegrate, published alongside newly commissioned artwork by Rachel Howard, Olivia Sterling, Mary Ramsden, Shadi Al-Atallah, Glen Pudvine, France-Lise McGurn, Emma Cousin, Gareth Cadwallader and Luke Burton.
Those paintings and drawings will be the core of an accompanying exhibition at TJ Boulting.
Wang Guangle: Faded Colours
1 April - 4 May, 2022
Mar 31, 2022
6 – 8 PM
Pace Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of pioneering artist, Wang Guangle. Faded Colours will showcase a suite of new paintings by one of China’s preeminent contemporary abstract painters.
For nearly two decades Wang Guangle has devoted his artistic practice to exploring the abstract nature of the language of art, and how the artist, as the protagonist of this ancient practice, uses it to deal with the internal and external world. Though trained in classical oil painting, Wang’s distinctive process-based paintings are driven by his intention to translate an abstract sense of time and death into a tangible experience. The artist’s process is rooted in repetition; his systematic layering of acrylic paint over canvas creates enigmatic color gradations and textured surfaces. For Wang, the act of painting is a meditative, daily exercise akin to Eastern spiritual practices. His paintings are meticulously built-up layer by layer over days and months until he deems them finished, titling them after their date of completion. Through these works, Wang discursively challenges the old adage that ‘one cannot step into the same river twice’, commenting on the perception of repetition on a rational and cognitive level. This reflection informs his artistic approach.
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra: Constellations
1 April - 20 May, 2022
Preview: 31 Mar 6 – 8 pm
Sprovieri is delighted to present Constellations, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra’s second solo exhibition at the Gallery.
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra’s drawings are influenced by film, fairy tales, botanical and zoological textbooks, as well as from her personal background. Since 1997, the Artist finishes her drawings by dipping them in wax. This process gives her work a unique materiality and emphasises the pencil line with ambiguous depth.
The traditions and myths of her Chilean origins and the influence of Latin-American magic-realist literature are essential in her artistic practice. Religion, mythology, sexuality and the bizarre, reverberate and merge together, trapped beneath the wax coating of her drawings. Her works deal with borderline experiences, femininity, fear and death, as well as poetry, reawakening demons, ghosts, creatures of myth and gloomy dreams.
31 March - 22 May, 2022
Private View: March 31, 6-9 pm
This spring, Saatchi Yates are pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by American artist Kottie Paloma. Having lived and worked for several years in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Berlin, Paloma currently lives in Alzenau, Germany with his wife and two young children. Paloma’s paintings explore the darker side of society in a humorous yet poignant and gritty manner. Heavily inspired by cave paintings and other archetypal symbols, Paloma creates works which look to act as fossils of contemporary life tackling subjects such as politics and human behavior, to unpick the failings of modern society. The exhibition will see Paloma’s work through muddied color reduction techniques, recalling the rawness of the earth, and the same primitiveness of the cave paintings that inspire him. Offering an unbridled view on people, cities, carvings, the artist calls us home, translating different realms as unique symbols within his abstract works.
1 April - 5 May, 2022
Private View: Thursday 31 March from 6 – 8pm
As a material based artist working through abstraction and alternative forms of image making, Dala Nasser applies an interdisciplinary approach to her works ranging from painting, to performance, and films. She examines the human and non-human entanglement in the perpetually deteriorating environmental, historical and political conditions resulting from practices of extraction and generations of colonial erasure. Dala uses a range of materials to examine histories, ecologies, and toxicity in her works producing context-specific installations.
Flo Brooks: Be tru to your rec
31 March - 30 April, 2022
Opening: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 18:00 – 20:00
In his second solo exhibition with Project Native Informant, Cornwall-based British artist Flo Brooks (b. 1987) presents a new series of paintings and, for the first time, collages. Continuing the artist’s previous investigations into the aesthetics and politics of space in a climate of increasing commercialization and policing, these new works pivot around the archetype of the recreation ground, and the different ways that people make use of these communal spaces. Each work is part of a wider whole, depicting characters and scenes which together develop a critical narrative of public space and what it means to belong.
31 March - 30 April, 2022
Opening reception: Thursday March 31, 6 – 8pm
The term ‘phantasmata’ can be used to describe a product of the imagination, an apparition or spectre, or a hallucination. The latter refers to perception without an object – a mental or physical creation in the absence of external stimuli. It materialises from our inner world, intruding into conscious life.
Public Gallery is pleased to present Phantasmata, a group exhibition that explores this phenomenon. The artworks featured straddle representation and abstraction, their dynamic combinations of form and colour striking a balance between disintegration and recognition. Everyday objects appear, seeming to slip between states of reality and the unconscious, on the border of wakefulness and sleep, tactile and immaterial.
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