17/11/2022 - 14/01/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Honor Titus - Bourgeoisie in Bloom
Tue-Fri: 10-6pm; Sat: 11-5pm
Timothy Taylor is pleased to present Bourgeoisie in Bloom, a solo exhibition by Honor Titus (b. 1989, Brooklyn, NY), which follows the artist’s presentation with the gallery at Frieze London, 2021. Bourgeoisie in Bloom will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with a foreword by artist Henry Taylor and an essay by critic Durga Chew-Bose.
Bourgeoisie in Bloom sees Titus expand on the themes of ritual, nostalgia, and class that have characterised his previous work, focusing on debutante and cotillion balls in which young adults are presented to society.
Favouring bright panels of colour, Titus evokes lost traditions of cultural formality, using precise brushwork to delineate details of old-world glamour: the tilt of a bow tie, the line of a ballgown. Titus sees a vision of youth on the cusp of entering the adult social world, suffused with both longing and scepticism.
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