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24/11/2022 - 21/01/2023

Contemporary - Painting


Auudi Dorsey, Elmer Guevara, Ivana Štulić, Hannah Wilson & Tommy Xie - Part of the Scenery

Wed-Sat: 11-6pm

Grove Collective presents Part of the Scenery, a group exhibition featuring Auudi Dorsey, Elmer Guevara, Ivana Štulić, Hannah Wilson, and Tommy Xie, on view at the gallery’s Battersea Space, from November 24th, 2022 to January 23, 2023. This marks the first time the gallery has worked with all of the artists, and the first time these artists have shown collectively.

Portraiture has always required a delicate negotiation of context. In its most widely recognisable iterations, context becomes a means of expressing stature or personality; location, props, and dress all become key factors in communicating something greater than likeness. Perhaps most famously, Velázquez incorporates the conditions of this negotiation in Las Meninas (1656)—the significance of likeness is shaped by the places and process from which it is born.

For Grove Collective, Part of the Scenery offers the opportunity to work with a range of new artists from around the world. Indeed, no two exhibited artists work in the same city, drawing from locales as disparate as Los Angeles and Glasgow. The result is an exhibition that feels deeply original and generative; each new conversation is born out of connections that have not been made before.


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Battersea 9b Battersea Square, SW11 3RA