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SELMA PARLOUR : ACTIVITIES FOR THE ABYSS
Nov 21, 2019 - Jan 25, 2020
Selma Parlour is a prolific award-winning artist known for her oil paintings that look as though they are drawn, dyed, or printed. With over 30 unseen artworks from the last 2 years, ‘Activities for the Abyss’ showcases the artist’s soft films of luminescent colour, her delicately-rendered pencil-like oil-made lines and sumptuously refined matt surfaces, her diagrammatic approach that stresses painting’s two-dimensionality, her units of colour inlaid as though through a process of marquetry, her fascination with homeless representation, trompe-l’oeil illusion, multistable perception, and cognitive completion, her emphasis on mise en abyme, repetition (with variation and displacement), and the material apparatus of painting, as well as her architectural and virtual spatial explorations.
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Click to enlargeREMEMBERING THE FUTURE
Jul 30 - Sep 26, 2020 FINAL WEEK
Pi Artworks London is excited to announce Nancy Atakan’s solo exhibition Remembering the Future as part of London Collective on Vortic Collect.
 
Using lace, cloth cut outs, thread drawings, photographs, and antique textiles from her personal collection, in a new series of needlework pieces Atakan continues with and expands upon the topics of the relationship between word and image, storytelling, female experiences, globalization and gentrification.
 
Atakan used her small home studio to produce this body of work during the three and a half month 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. As she read, wrote, sewed, imagined and looked out onto the flowers on her terrace and the trees in Macka Park in Istanbul, she became convinced that the key to the survival of future generations rested with learning from the vegetal world.
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"EXTROSPECTION"
Oct 1 - Nov 14, 2020
Private view Thu Oct 1 3pm - 8pm
EXTROSPECTION brings together works from Fiona Banner, Barry Flanagan, Toby Tobias Kidd, John Latham, Cally Spooner, Anne Tallentire.
 
Conceptual art was an international movement and, after New York, London was an important centre. The artists selected for EXTROSPECTION all have a strong link to London. They are drawn from different generations, from those instrumental in establishing conceptual art as a discipline to those active today.
 
Over the years the term Conceptual art has come to be used as a popular catchall for everything that isn't conventional painting and sculpture. But did Conceptual art actually die in the 70s? Or has it survived as a distinct discipline formed by the extrospective consideration of things external to the artist - putting ideas about art and its place in the world over the artists’ mental and emotional processes?
EXTROSPECTION runs between 1 October - 14 November 2020. For more information and all enquiries please contact Pi Artworks London at london@piartworks.com
 
About Curator David Thorp
David Thorp is an independent curator. He has been the Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London; The Showroom, London; The South London Gallery; Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Henry Moore Foundation and International Adjunct Curator PS1 MoMA, New York. He was Curator of GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2008/09, and Curator of the annual Sculpture Park for the Frieze Art Fair in London from 2005 -2011. As well as working on a variety of contemporary art projects for a portfolio of arts organisations, he has held senior positions at the ICA, London, and Modern Art Oxford. Thorp writes extensively on contemporary art and has sat on numerous juries for art awards including the Turner Prize, UK in 2004.
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