Pilar Corrias is pleased to announce:
Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles
11 January – 8 February 2020
Sofia Mitsola is working primarily with paintings in which she investigates the female form. Her invented characters are informed by ancient Greek and Egyptian sculptures, usually depictions of goddesses or mythical creatures. These, are set in simple geometric backgrounds with intensely bright and almost flat colours and are depicted naked and larger than human scale. Through them, she is playing with ideas about voyeurism, confrontation, and power. For Condo, she will present a new body of large scale paintings to explore the place her protagonists inhabit, an island of pleasures and desire, partly formed from her own experience of the islands in Greece and partly by her writing.
Sofia Mitsola (b. 1992 Thessaloniki, Greece) currently lives and works in London. She graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in 2018. Recent solo exhibitions include: Banistiri, Pilar Corrias, London (2019); Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019, Jerwood Space, London (2019). Her recent group exhibitions include: dreamtigers, 125 Charing Cross, London (2019). Mitsola was awarded the Tiffany & Co x outset Studiomakers Prize (2018) and the British Institution Student Award by the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018).
Westward Shrinking Hours
Westward Shrinking Hours presents a new series of large-scale mixed media canvases which hang unstretched in the style of tapestries, and two large scale charcoal drawings.
This body of work continues Chisom’s sci-fi epic in which People of Color have abandoned a dying Earth to explore the universe. Westward Shrinking Hours specifically illustrates Monument Valley on Earth, where Confederate and Union soldiers have traveled to investigate reports of ‘monstrous’ people in the territory. What they find is a population in various states of evolution—these so-called monstrous or grotesque physicalities are in fact mutations developed to assist in their survival post environmental fallout. Overt conflict erupts across the narrative, and envelops the viewer in an explosive palette of warm tones.
Sedrick Chisom (b. 1989, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in Bloomington, IN and New York, NY. The artist received a full scholarship to study at Cooper Union. While at Cooper Union, Chisom received the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Award for Exceptional Ability. After completing his BFA, he received his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His work has been displayed at numerous group shows, including at JTT Gallery, Signal Gallery, and Abrons Art Center. He has been featured in New American Painters (Issue 134), Forbes Magazine, Artnet, and Artsy. He was recently awarded The 2018-2019 VCU Fountainhead Fellowship in Painting and Drawing and was in residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.