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Emma Fineman, My Hometown was Burning and All I Could Think of Was That Sun Bleached Wall I Pictured in A Dream About The Dominican Republic, 2017, Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

New Mythologies: Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary Painting

April 12 - May 4, 2019 / London , United Kingdom


Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, is delighted to announce New Mythologies: Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary Painting, an exhibition featuring the work of seven contemporary artists including Eileen Cooper RA, John Copeland and Iris Schomaker. The exhibition explores the complexities inherent to image making and representation and examines how each artist extends the narrative potential of their figurative work through abstraction.

Through a tightly curated selection of twenty works made in the past 12 years, the exhibition presents a number of diverse approaches to contemporary figuration and to materiality, whilst highlighting the shared affinities and common approaches to painting held between these seven artists. Each artist uses their own particular form of mark making – from the gestural and intuitive to the precise – to explore storytelling, lived experience and traces of memory.

Stephen Chambers RA | Eileen Cooper RA | John Copeland | Karishma d’Souza | Emma Fineman | Iris Schomaker | Ella Walker

Huxley-Parlour Gallery
3-5 Swallow Street
London , United Kingdom

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