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21/09/2022 - 05/11/2022

New Work - Painting


Anna Freeman Bentley - Make Believe - Part 2

Tue-Fri: 11-6pm; Sat: 12-4pm

Frestonian Gallery is delighted to present at our London gallery the second part of Anna Freeman Bentley’s extraordinary new body of work, following her highly successful solo presentation at the 2022 edition of The Armory Show, New York.

The series – entitled ‘make believe’ is derived from an informal artist’s residency at Sky Studios during the latter stages of lockdown in 2020/21.

Freeman Bentley’s work is characterised by a tension between her strictly disclipined process, and her lyrically loose and joyous painting style. Her choice of subject matter has been a closely observed exercise in focus and control – choosing to paint interiors exclusively, and at all points leaving those interiors free of overt human presence, instead allowing the implied markers of presence – a scattering of objects; an open door; a window ajar – to ‘do the work’.


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