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Click to enlargeRUBEM VALENTIM
Jan 11 - Feb 16, 2020
The Approach is proud to present the first solo exhibition in the UK of one of the key figures of 20th-century Brazilian art and Afro-Atlantic histories: Rubem Valentim (1922 – 1991) was among the first generation of artists who took inspiration from Afro-Brazilian religions and adopted a syncretic approach within their respective practices. Along the likes of Agnaldo Manoel dos Santos, Carybé, and Mestre Didi, who shared this common vision, Valentim was instrumental in introducing the wider Brazilian population to the visual vocabulary of these religions and cultural significance of the Northeast Brazil. The show features the artist’s signographic paintings and votive sculptures conceived during the years 1972 to 1990.

Feb 27 - Apr 5, 2020
Private view Thu Feb 27 6pm - 8pm
The Approach is delighted to present the first solo show in the gallery by Sara Cwynar. Sara Cwynar’s practice, which includes photography, installation and film, surveys the transitory object-life of visual matter in our time of image infatuation. Her composite photographs of found objects and images court feelings of time passing and glamour fading. Using studio sets, collage, and re-photography, she produces intricate tableaux that draw from magazine advertisements, postcards, or catalogues.

Apr 6 - May 1, 2020


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