Panel Discussion, ‘From Near and Far’, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
We are delighted to present a panel discussion on the occasion of ‘From Near and Far: Collage and Figuration in the Contemporary Age’ at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. The event will be chaired by Katy Hessel (art historian and founder of The Great Women Artists) and features exhibiting artists Kenturah Davis, Genevieve Gaignard, Deborah Roberts and Amy Sherald.
The panel will discuss the ideas explored in the show, focussing on collage as a concept and an art form; from the traditional method of splicing together imagery to amalgamating figures, forms, gestures and viewpoints.
Curated by Katy Hessel and Deborah Roberts, the exhibition features over twenty works, many of which have never been shown before. Gallery artists Sarah Ball, Deborah Roberts, Anne Rothenstein and Caroline Walker all present new works. Other highlights include significant, large-scale paintings by Jordan Casteel and Amy Sherald; a series of collages by Lubaina Himid that have never previously been exhibited; and new and historic works by Kenturah Davis, M. Florine Démosthène, Genevieve Gaignard, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Chantal Joffe, Aubrey Levinthal, Martha Rosler, Betye Saar and Mickalene Thomas.