08/01/2022 - 22/01/2022

New Work - Painting

Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski, Tove Dreiman, Matti Sumari & India Nielsen - Peter Piper Pigged a Pickled Pepper

"‘Peter Piper Pigged a Pickled Pepper’ takes its title from a well-known and often practiced English tongue twister and gives it an additional twist.

Here viewers are invited into a space where surrealist games, magical thinking, dreamscapes, and hallucinations abound. Set within and responding to the everyday realities of modern living, the creatures, objects, and photographs in the exhibition become signifiers and parodies- of themselves and of our own lived experiences. The wistful cats in Alakoski’s photos, the flying bats, aliens, and butterflies of Nielsen’s paintings, the doorknobs made of pickles in Sumari’s sculptures, and the soft silky sculptural shapes by Dreiman; each serve as vessels into our subconscious imaginations.

One thing represents another thing, as Georges Bataille puts it: “The world is purely parodic, in other words, that each thing seen is the parody of another, or is the same thing in a deceptive form.” (Bataille, 1931)."

Artists - Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski, Tove Dreiman, Matti Sumari, and London-based India Nielsen, curated by Jeanette Gunnarsson.


Fitzrovia 139 Whitfield St, W1T 5EN