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Click to enlargeLOUNGE | OLGA SUCHANOVA : JOURNEYS 99 SUNS
May 17 - Jun 13, 2021
Journeys is the personal exploration of the mystery of being through photography, printmaking and painting. My work lies at the intersection of light, space, time and energy. If we insist there should be things to be observed, these things come about through our constructing. A reality we can know that is independent of our observing. According to D. Bohm ‘We observe observing.’ I somehow learn to sense its presence and movement in order to bring my own life into harmony. I act such an observer and follow my own path of life and these artworks are responses to it.

VIEWING ROOM | CONNIE HARRISON SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
May 17 - Jun 27, 2021 FINAL WEEK
An array of materials and layers are condensed in Connie Harrison's paintings. Through surfaces and their variations, compositions emerge slowly through a process of layering and the stripping away of wax and oil paint. Harrison presents a painting with the basic tangibility of a sculpture or a sculpture with the graphic vigour of a painting. She is interested in how a work can sit simultaneously between abstraction and figuration.
 
Connie Harrison (b.1993) graduated from Chelsea College of Arts in 2016. Recent exhibitions include The Invitational at Unit 1 Gallery, Open Call with Delphian Gallery, Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery and British Painting II at Bermondsey Project Space.

GROUP SHOW: PRETTY UGLY
Jun 19 - Jul 4, 2021
Phillip Allen, Phyllida Barlow, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Cole, Giles Corby, Andrew Ekins, Nick Fox, Nicky Hirst, Sand Laurenson, Hannah Maybank, Jane Millar, Katie Pratt, Piers Secunda, Kate Street, Jamie Partridge and Narbi Price.
 
Everything has its beauty (1.)
 
Pretty Ugly brings together the work of sixteen artists, all of whom explore a fugitive beauty within “a degraded sense of reality"(2.)
 
Each sees value in the imperfect and the irregular, the pull of the sublime and the illicit. Theirs is an aesthetic that gains potency by being elusive, abject, and impolite, while testing the capacity of what has been made to represent the content it is intended to have. The resulting forms manifest a flawed but compelling beauty, and are distinguished by a delight in a logic of brokenness: surfaces that have a corrupted ornamentation and an abused touch of the brush.
 
These artists make delinquent un-palettable paintings, ceramics that relish the quiddities and quirks of form, and sculpture that emphasises the substance and materiality of thingness. The work of each employs an expanded creative language, exploring a narrative of otherness in pursuit of the lure of a tainted kind of love, a fatal attraction.
 
Andrew Ekins, March 2021
 
(1. Confucious, 2. Bruno Schultz, Street of Crocodiles)

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