Pilar Corrias

Christina Quarles in Let Me Tell You A Story at Arts Club, London

14. 01. 2019

14.01.2019 – 14.04.2019

The Arts Club
40 Dover St
London W1S 4NP

Let Me Tell You A Story

The Arts Club is pleased to present Let Me Tell You A Story, a group show of international contemporary artists whose powerful figurative paintings reveal intimate portrayals of their chosen subjects, acting as vital documentation of today’s socio-political climate.

In recent years, the art world has welcomed an extraordinary resurgence in figurative painting. Let Me Tell You A Story will present works from Mequitta Ahuja, Derrick Adams, Lubaina Himid, Maryam Hoseini, Sanya Kantarovsky, Aliza Nisenbaum, Faith Ringgold and Christina Quarles, whose figurative works collectively explore the salient topics of race, gender, war, love, privacy, policy and social media.

Together these artists present a compelling survey of how it feels to be alive now, commenting on the messy, polarised, fast-changing, hyper-connected and often overwhelming moment in which we live. Via its diverse applications by these contemporary artists, the medium of figuration attains a timelessness through which the socio-political stories central to the artworks are sustained long into the future.

The exhibition is curated by Amelie von Wedel and Pernilla Holmes of Wedel Art.

For more information, please click here.

Image: For a Flaw/ For a Fall/ For the End, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias. Photo: Damian Griffiths.

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