17 Nov 2018–3 Mar 2019


The first solo exhibition in a UK institution of the work of Switzerland born and Zurich based artist Louisa Gagliardi. Gagliardi’s work pulls apart the construction of an image, and of our society, in a digital age while appearing to explore the codes and history of painting. Her works pose questions around ideas of figure and ground, flatness and depth. Working digitally initially – using a freehand digital illustration tool – her pieces are later seemingly translated into paintings. Presenting both new and existing works, this exhibition places a spotlight on the defining factors of Gagliardi’s practice, which has also turned to the location of the gallery for inspiration. In various ways, the works explore the urban environment and the countryside, and the conflict that can arise between the two. This exhibition has been made possible thanks to generous support of Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the assistance of Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels.

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