Under Their Skin

Under Their Skin is in three parts and runs over six weeks at One Paved Court. OPC is an artist-run contemporary art gallery in Richmond, SW London.  I am delighted that both Cloud Landing and It Will Emerge will be exhibited in the window, back to back, allowing for the changing daylight to deploy morphing shadows and light through the semi-transparent materials and fabric. This is the third iteration of Under Their Skin, Oct 4 – Oct 15. I will be invigilating the exhibition Friday 13th Oct 12-5pm, come and say hello and have a look at the exhibition.

‘The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see.’

Philip Guston

What lies beneath the skin of an artwork … what makes an artwork get under OUR skin? As its definition as a protective barrier the skin both holds in and holds away; a permeable container that supports layers of life. The surface of an artwork can reveal or bely the journey of its making, the artist can choose how much or how little to share. What goes on beneath; the gestation of ideas and the physical and mental toil of making the work are what bind us.The life of the works in this exhibition lie as much in the viewers perception of them as it does in the minds of the artists who created them.  As a collective we ask our audience to observe, reflect and allow the works under THEIR skin. What will they allow to sink in and what does that reveal to them about themselves ? We welcome the conversation.

Cloud Landing from the front of One Paved Court
It Will Emerge from inside One Paved Court, looking out towards the street