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Click to enlargeEVIE O'CONNOR : WHAT WILL BECOME OF US?
May 15 - Jun 18, 2021
Evie O’Connor’s paintings examine, critique and ponder the confusing climate we find ourselves in. Her work asks personal and uncomfortable questions about the breeding ground of excess, that we all play a part in creating. It invites conversation surrounding class, which for her is necessary and long overdue, and dissects the often empty aspiration of the scenes she envisions. Performative affluence and sun-kissed elitism become galleries in themselves, creating vignettes of beautiful privilege that are both repulsive and idyllic in our world of pain, poverty and pandemics.
 
Evie O Connor (b. 1993, Derbyshire, UK) is an artist living and working in London. She received a MA from Glasgow School of Art and a BA from London College of Fashion. Her work has been the subject of exhibitions in Shanghai, LA, London and Manchester, with an upcoming solo at Taymour Grahne Projects, London, in the spring. She is currently completing a residency at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation, and was previously artist in residence at Dumfries House.

ADRIAN COLEMAN CITIZENS OF NOWHERE
Jun 26 - Jul 22, 2021
Private view Sat Jun 26 3pm - 5pm
Coleman makes large watercolour paintings of South London that address broader themes of identity, estrangement, and belonging. The pieces mainly depict the area of Brixton, where Coleman lives and keeps a studio, although the work evokes an atmosphere and urban texture common to the city's outer boroughs. Coleman's paintings feel at once familiar and unsettling. Famously, Brixton is a bustling neighbourhood. Yet Coleman represents its unassuming terrace houses, estates, and markets as solitary places. The scenes suggest a psychological geography in the time of Brexit and coronavirus.
 
Adrian Coleman studied at Yale University (BA, 2006) and received his masters from Columbia (M.Arch., 2012). Coleman was the winner of the Brooklyn Museum GO Open Studio Competition in 2012 and was awarded the Hopper prize in 2020. He appeared in the Bronx Museum's Biennial and BRIC's Brooklyn Biennial. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Taymour Grahne Projects (London), with a previous solo show at Steven Amedee Gallery (NY). Coleman has also participated in group exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, Peckham Levels, and the Willis Museum.

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