Conversation Galante

16 Jan-24 Feb 2024
PV 16 Jan 2024, 6-8pm

Pilar Corrias, Savile Row
London W1S 3PA


Nina Chanel Abney
Ana Benaroya
Katherine Bradford
France-Lise McGurn 
Sofia Mitsola
GaHee Park
Henning Strassburger
Didier William

Pilar Corrias is delighted to present Conversation Galante, a group exhibition of new paintings that celebrate conversation, playfulness and intimacy. 

The show takes its title from Nicolas Lancret’s eponymous 1719 painting, which depicts a group of figures in a garden playing music, canoodling, gazing into one another’s eyes. The setting suggests that the group have drifted away from an oppressive chateau and its règles du jeu, finding a patch of land that reflects Vladimir Nabokov’s notion of ‘aesthetic bliss’: ‘a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm.’ This exhibition similarly looks to offer a space for new relationships – among garrulous viewers, artists and paintings – to flourish.