21/04/2023 - 30/06/2023
Contemporary - Mixed Medium
Eight Artist Group Show - Flower in the Wind
This is an exhibition conceived from stasis. After stasis. That is, after a period of being transfixed. Fixed in a place, at a time. Held for a moment whilst life flutters on by. Still. There was magic in that moment of modernist witnessing. When We and I and the ‘Eyes of the gallery’ were taken in by the fragility of sheer formalist touch. By oil and pencil and canvas as graduations in tender-pink.
Titled after Agnes Martin’s 1963 painting of the same name, Flower in the Wind, is not an exhibition in homage to this iconic artist. Rather, the artists we have assembled here, each, in their own way, translate something of the smooth nonchalance that suffuses Martin’s minimalist grid works; making sensorial the “freedom from the cares of this world, from worldliness" that Martin’s oeuvre embodies so totally.
Spanning sculpture and film, painting and printing processes, the artworks that compose Flower in the Wind subtly embrace the dissonance afforded through abstraction - be this visual or conceptual methods of impression making - to give porousness and possibility a form. That is, to evoke something of the release that comes when one sets out to escape the solidified world, with its tightly wrought surface narratives, creating and confining and caressing a new place of material abundance into existence through material imaginings.
Featured artists include: Hawazin Alotaibi, Bassam Al-Sabah, Georgina Hill, Camilla Løw, Vladimir Nikolic, Niamh O'Malley, Simon Popper & Olu Ogunnaike
Mayfair 45 Davies St, W1K 4LX