Friday, 25 September 2015

SOPHIE MACKFALL: WE EAT AND DRINK AND SIT BY FIRES at NEW STUDIO

Saturday 3 October - Sunday 1 November 2015

(Preview Friday 2 October 6-8 pm)


Open Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm and by appointment

NEW STUDIO
4-17 Frederick Terrace
Haggerston
E8 4EW


NEW STUDIO presents a new series of paintings by Sophie Mackfall in her first solo show in London.


Part of an emerging generation of British artists, Mackfall demonstrates an expanded approach to painting by embracing the scale and surface of the spatial situations in which she works. Her approach takes its cue from 20th century philosophical ideas around human existence and creativity, alongside utopian notions of abstraction. Informed by an ongoing critical investigation of social movements including Anthroposophic theory and her own experiences of Steiner education, Mackfall creates encounters between material, colour, form and environment to point towards an indefinable quality of lived experience.


Often suspended across a room, or applied directly to a wall, Mackfall’s works draw upon a range of ‘to hand’ materials, from paper and glass to fabric, string and wicker, to create rhythmic installations that hover between domestic intimacy and a broader architectural landscape. For NEW STUDIO Mackfall presents a new series of paintings on glass fragments. Cut to shapes that evoke the curvature of the human body they are collectively assembled as a sculptural installation in direct response to the gallery interior.



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