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DANIELLE ARNAUD

123 Kennington Rd, SE11 6SF
020 7735 8292

www.daniellearnaud.com
danielle@daniellearnaud.com

Thur-Sat 2-6 & by appt

undergroundLambeth North / bus3, 59, 159, 360

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NICKY COUTTS: MAN STUPID
Sep 15 - Oct 13, 2018
An exhibition of drawings, writings and other multimedia artworks that takes as its starting point, Koko, the gorilla’s address to the Paris United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in 2015. Taught from infancy by US researcher Dr Penny Patterson Koko ‘understood’ over 2000 spoken English words and the equivalent in signs before her recent death in June 2018 aged 46. Her grasp of language was comparable to a 5-year old human child. At COP 21 she ‘spoke’ with her hands and arms, as ‘the voice of nature’. She said, ‘man stupid’, ‘nature see you’, ‘fix nature’. For this new body of work Coutts draws on five of the signed phrases Koko used during her address to look at what happens with ‘language’ when we attempt to form greater intimacies with neighbouring species.
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EDWARD CHELL : COMMON GROUND
Nov 16 - Dec 14, 2019 FINAL WEEK
For Edward Chell’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, the artist presents a selection of wall and floor works exploring a conflation of the precious or revered with the overlooked or discarded, questioning how our ideas about taste are inherited. The works explore themes of consumption and waste, through the aesthetic elevation of ordinary objects and industrial landscapes such as weeds, transportation pallets and spoil tips.
 
Amid increasing awareness of how our consumption impacts on the environment, Common Ground reminds us that C18th mass consumption, the collecting and fetishising of goods for display, sowed the seeds of our current ecologies. The combined impact of these diverse works is both a celebration of covetable materials and a critique of rampant acquisitiveness.
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Click to enlargeKATHLEEN HERBERT : A STUDY OF SHADOWS
Jan 18 - Feb 15, 2020
Private view Fri Jan 17 6pm - 9pm
For Kathleen Herbert’s third solo show at the gallery, the artist presents a series of photograms, 'A Study of Shadows', and a film work, 'Everything is Fleeing to its Presence'. Herbert uses the mediums of film, photography and sound to explore the hidden narratives that can be uncovered within colour and through material and process.
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POLLY GOULD : ARCHITECTURE FOR AN EXTINCT PLANET
Feb 22 - Mar 21, 2020
Private view Fri Feb 21 6pm - 9pm

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