6 - 8pm, Wednesday 26th Jan
This is the gallery’s first solo exhibition with the artist. In Showering’s work, vivid and velvety colour is drawn like a veil over atmospheric evocations of the workings of memory and emotional experience.
The compositions are filled with figures Showering calls ‘the people I love or have loved.’ Narrative flickers obliquely at the edges of her paintings, the ghosts of storylines taking shape in the form of ambiguous familial relationships or romantic encounters dotted with surreal souvenirs, creating a persistent sense of déjà-vu, the way we experience the past and present all at once.
Antonia Showering (b. 1991) was born in London, England, where she currently lives and works. Showering holds a BA with honours from City and Guilds of London Art School (2016) and an MFA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art (2018). In 2020, she was the subject of a solo show at White Cube, London. Showering has been included in international group exhibitions at venues including Timothy Taylor, London (2021), Union Gallery, London (2021), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2021), Choi and Lager, Cologne (2020), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2019), TJ Boulting Gallery, London (2018), South London Gallery, London (2018), Baert Gallery, Los Angeles (2018). Showering was the recipient of the New Contemporaries x SPACE Studio Bursary Award in 2018, The Great Women Artists Residency at Palazzo Monti in 2018 and the 2018 Henry Tonks Award.
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