“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” William Faulkner What better way to escape the wintry chills of London life than to immerse yourself in the creations of two burgeoning artists in a beautiful 19th-century almshouse? On display at the historic ‘Asylum’ (from the old meaning ‘sanctuary’; no crazies here fortunately) in Peckham on Wednesday 26th November, ‘IN-TRA’ is a joint exhibition from Ruskin School of Art graduates Emilie Pugh and Alice von Maltzahn.
Showing together for the very first time, these two young talents both “have an intense preoccupation with mark-making and use drawing and paper at the centre of their practices” and “explore the properties of their chosen materials, pushing these to their limits and reconfiguring the existing forms through cutting, burning and sewing” as curators Contemporary Key attest. “The complexity of technique contrasts with the purity of forms produced, which results in a meditative feel and forms a dialogue between material, process and technique. The inherent voids and tensions emphasise the nature of the materials used and create a depository of layered emotion in the fluid, interchangeable forms.”
With free entry and G&T’s all night on top of a host of stunning fine art, why wouldn’t you join? Just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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