04/03/2023 - 26/03/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Sheherazade Thenard & Milo Davis - Rootwork: Sowing Seeds

Chilli Art Projects are very excited to present a special duo show of new paintings by Sheherazade Thenard and Milo Davis.

Thenard and Davis are close friends, having studied at the University of Central Florida together. Both create seductive portals that consider past and present, flowing seamlessly through time and space in order to reflect on displacement and assimilation.

Thenard’s jewel-toned figures appear in chromatically rich lush landscapes, often alone - reflecting on the tradition of queer depiction, while Davis’ works reflect upon the tales of migrant children, travelling in pursuit of safety and self-determination. Formally, both artists have a distinct hand - utilising different modes of mark making to construct rich paintings that reward the viewer the longer they look.

Thenard and Davis’s works reveal a layered history that uncovers itself gradually from beneath a beautiful commotion of colour and gesture.

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