21/02/2023 - 29/04/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Six Artist Group Show curated by Juliet Wilson - Cheek by Jowl
Artists: Antonia Caicedo, Finn Robinson, Julie Ann-Simpson, Kuda Mushangi, Max Mason & Oliver Pearce
Curated by Juliet Wilson.
"In everyday life, we experience moments of closeness. The warmth of these often trivial interactions has the ability to strengthen rapport and bring overlooked comfort. It is these moments that Cheek by Jowl explores; overlooked intimacy in understated engagements. The expressionistic and figurative works by UK-based artists include figures in close proximity, experiencing instances that we might not consider significant or momentous.
The multi-media work, largely demonstrating intimacy in imagined spaces, explores influences including Latin American literature, Scottish folklore, as well as childhood and identity.
Whether it’s harmonious social interaction or moments of reflection presented in the work, the serenity and calmness invite us in, much like the intimate space of Tap & Bottle. Cheek by Jowl echoes the warmth and nearness we feel inside such comforting environments during the winter months. The connectedness that oozes from within the rich and vibrant colours of the paintings reflect what spaces like these are best at, bringing people together."
London Bridge Tap & Bottle, 64 Union St, London, SE1 1SG