Bowes Parris Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled All These Gestures curated by artist Beatrice Hasell-McCosh.
Works on view at:
23-24 Margaret Street, 3rd Floor, London, W1W 8RU
(CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS
EXHIBITION WILL BE ONLINE ONLY)
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This exhibition is a celebration of paintings in dialogue with their preparatory works. So rarely do you see small drawings and sketchbooks included in an exhibition alongside the larger pieces. This exhibition aims to highlight their importance in terms of artistic process and practise. Artists Taking Part include: Tyga Helme, Isobel Das Gupta, Catherine Repko, Emilie Goldfinger, Bobbye Fermie, Casper White, Okiki Akinfe, TaeDong Lee, and Beatrice Hasell-McCosh
‘All these gestures hung in time, in logic and in human experience. It’s all about inarticulacy, stretching towards communication.’ -John Berger
A sketchbook demonstrates the power of gathering. It is all the information made up of lived experience and snatched thoughts, which contribute to how an artist makes work. These notes and ideas are as important as the finished work but are so often overlooked as part of an exhibition. Since lockdown ended many artists who were forced to pause making work have returned to their practise and are making larger pieces based on small drawings, studies or thoughts gathered over these past 5 months. This show will be a celebration of the ‘inarticulate’ ideas that contribute to the final works as well as those works that they connect with.
‘’Drawing and making small studies for me has been a way of circling around an idea before settling on why I want to paint, what I want to include and what to leave out. Elaine de Kooning described making work as being like ‘when you’re dancing, you don’t stop to think now I’ll take a step…you allow it to flow’. As an artist too, drawings in a flowing dialogue with their corresponding paintings is something I am always attracted to when they are included in exhibitions and is something I am excited to highlight in this presentation of work.’’ – Beatrice Hasell-McCosh
Beatrice Hasell-McCosh (b.1990, UK) is an artist based in South London. She makes work that explores emotional themes through the lens of traditional landscape painting and representation of natural form. Drawing is vital to her practise and she travels widely making multiple small studies closely observed from life which she uses to make large-scale paintings back in her studio. Her work is included in collections in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA and her next solo show will be at Blue Shop Cottage, London in October. This is the second exhibition she has curated after a successful online presentation of drawings created during lockdown by 65 artists during lockdown (www.reactionexhibition.com).
London based gallery Bowes-Parris was founded by Cassandra Bowes to showcase underrepresented emerging and early-career contemporary artists. The gallery holds exhibitions every month, specialising in group exhibitions that explore various themes and conversations around social change, and with an ethos that focuses on accessibility and transparency. Working with some of the most prestigious collectors across the globe as well as a new generation of collectors, we specialise in socially conscious collecting, building collections that are truly diverse and representative.