new exhibitions
BLAIN|SOUTHERN

4 Hanover Square, W1S 1BP
020 7493 4492

www.blainsouthern.com
info@blainsouthern.com

Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5

undergroundOxford Circus


click to display the map

Click to enlargeALEX DORDOY : THE MOSS IS DREAMING
Oct 4 - Nov 11, 2017
For the first in Blain|Southern’s new series of exhibitions, collectively titled Lodger, its curator Tom Morton has invited the young, London-based artist Alex Dordoy to develop a new body of work exploring a central characteristic of twenty-first century visual culture: the restlessness of the image, and the instability of the surfaces on which it manifests.
press release

RACHEL HOWARD : DER KUSS
Jan 24 - Mar 17, 2018
Private view Thu Feb 1 6pm - 8pm
Blain|Southern presents Der Kuss, an exhibition of Rachel Howard’s newest paintings and sculptures.
 
The exhibition focuses on internal and external violence, the violence of the mind and the body. Der Kuss, the kiss, is a delicate point of intimate contact, of love or betrayal.
 
The exhibition is divided into two rooms, in the first are paintings of grids and lines, disintegrated surfaces that hint at unstable worlds, entropy and collapse. There are also crashed planes here; based on everyday press images. Howard suspends the image in a pastel haze, transmuting these snapshots into images of universal suffering, or perhaps they are self-portraits installed into a delicate afterlife, where we can look at them forever.
press release

BRIAN GRIFFITHS NO NO TO KNOCK-KNOCKS
Jan 24 - Mar 17, 2018
Private view Tue Jan 23 6pm - 8pm
For the third exhibition in Blain|Southern’s Lodger series, the British sculptor Brian Griffiths has drawn on stage- and screen-writing techniques to develop a ‘character’ who will inhabit the gallery’s basement space. Appearing in a series of sculptural situations, often on the point of collapse, or running through some seemingly meaningless protocol, Griffiths’ creation is a tragi-comic figure: a naked, puppet-like Caucasian male who seems not to know that his strings – if they ever held him up – have now been decisively cut. Bald, blind, and with his pink paintwork and wooden body showing signs of wear and tear, this little performer clunks through his part.
press release

past

 
© New Exhibitions of Contemporary Art Ltd