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Exhibition

Andrea V. Wright, Eyes of Skin

18 May-2 Jun 2024
PV 17 May 2024, 6-9pm

Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Royal Borough of Greenwich, London SE18 5NR

Overview

Curated by Thorp Stavri, Andrea V. Wright’s Eyes of Skin presents an evolving installation and accompanying sculpture, delving into the multifaceted aspects of her artistic practice. By bridging digital technologies with handmade and appropriated objects, this exhibition explores the permeability and interactions between the body and architecture and the tensions arising from the ever-changing precariousness of our external and internal constructed environments. Eyes of Skin challenges the traditional exhibition format as Wright will use part of the gallery space as a dedicated residency area throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Andrea V. Wright delves deep into the essence of materiality in her artistic practice, weaving narratives from found objects, discarded scraps, and raw materials like latex, steel, and wood. Drawing from a fashion styling and design background, her work embodies a tactile exploration, employing drapery, manipulation of materials, and visual illusion to evoke a sense of storytelling.

Through the assemblage of diverse materials, Andrea gives voice to multiple narratives, each expressing tensions, contradictions, and dualities, reflecting the complexities of identity and the human experience. Her art is a testament to the beauty found in the overlooked and the profound stories woven from the fabric of everyday life.

About the artist:
Andrea V. Wright is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Somerset, UK. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design before establishing a career in fashion, styling, and music, and completing an MFA at Bath School of Art & Design. Wright has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017, the Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Award 2017/18, and the Ingram Collection Purchase Prize 2019.

In 2021, Wright was awarded an AN Bursary for the PADA residency in Lisbon, Portugal, culminating in a solo exhibition at the Foundry Gallery, London. Wright is currently a mentor for the MASS Sculpture School. www.andreavwright.com

About Thorp Stavri:
Thorp Stavri are a London based curatorial platform, comprising curators Eric Thorp and Nicholas Stavri. They are committed to developing and supporting artists’ practices and accessibility to art through exhibitions, collaboration, residencies, talks, workshops and an arts podcast.

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