in mediās rēs
30 October - 18 December 2020
40 Margaret Street
London, W1G 0JH
Weds - Friday, 12 - 6pm
Opening: All day
Friday 30 October: 10am - 6pm
Workplace is delighted to present in mediās rēs, Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in London.
Bringing together new paintings by the artist, in mediās rēs places the viewer in the centre of a seemingly unrelated grouping of images. In isolation, each appears as a fragment of a narrative; placed together in dialogue they allude to archetypal and existential themes.
In this exhibition, the artist investigates how painting can be experienced in the same way as other art forms that slowly evolve through time. Being particularly interested in film and theatre for their ability to create a lasting contemplative atmosphere, Giovanelli’s research focuses on ways in which painting as a medium can create an experience of diluted time, deconstructing linear narrative through disassembling and isolating imagery from a scene to create an experience of temporal dissonance.
Through her repetition of subject matter, she invites the audience to look, and look again, making the slow act of seeing itself the subject of the works.
About Louise Giovanelli:
Louise Giovanelli was born in London in 1993 and lives and works in Manchester UK. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art in 2015, and she recently studied at Städelschule in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany under Amy Sillman.
Her work was recently featured in The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting published by Anomie Press. Recent solo exhibitions include Aerial Silk, Grimm, New York; Manchester Art Gallery and A Throw to the Side, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery; Slow to Respond, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale; From Here to Here, Part 1 & 2, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool.
Giovanelli’s work is in numerous museum collections including: The University of Salford Art Collection; The Grundy Gallery Collection; Manchester Art Gallery Collection; Warrington Museum and Art Gallery Collection; Touchstones Gallery Collection; and Private Collections in UK, USA, Canada, China, Slovakia, Germany, and Italy.
Workplace was founded in 2003 in Gateshead, initially developing out of the artist-led scene in the region. In October 2020, the gallery opened his second space in a beautiful 19th Century red brick building in the heart of London’s historic West End and just a stone’s throw away from the Mayfair gallery district. The gallery now represents established and emerging artists from the North of England and abroad.
The London gallery will be open to the public with a limited number of visitors allowed into the exhibition spaces at a time following government guidance. We recommend booking a timeslot prior to your visit by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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