Sutton Lane is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Jessica Warboys at the gallery. The exhibition comprises of a large scale sea painting, the film La forêt de Fontainebleau, 3 sculptures and two marbled canvases.
The sea painting is part of a series of works where Warboys applies pigment to unstretched canvas before submerging it in the sea. Each painting is the result of that particular moment, a record of the physical conditions it was exposed to and of the interaction between pigment, waves and sand. This process of gestural and bodily improvisation gives way to careful editing by which the artist decides which canvas will enter into circulation. Warboys often intervenes in the space of the canvas by cropping the fabric or cutting parts out. Site-specificity and the relation between painting and architecture play an important part in the making and installation of the works.
The film La forêt de Fontainebleau echoes the processes of repetition, layering and editing present in the making of the paintings. The sculptures Warboys produces often exist as props within her films. The materiality of the glass hoop in La forêt de Fontainebleau extends from the fictional space of the film to the sculpture No more Summer of Incompleteness present in the actual space of the exhibition. The circularity of the film and the hoop is the departing point for the assemblage of glass fragments composing the sculpture. No more Summer of Incompleteness, which gives the exhibition its title, highlights the moment where a seemingly eclectic ensemble of works comes together to form a whole.
Jessica Warboys works in London and Paris, she graduated with a Master of Fine Art (Sculpture) from Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work is included in the exhibition Tableaux currently on view at Le Magasin, Grenoble. She recently had solo exhibitions at South London Gallery as part of the Live Art Program; Le Crédac, France and Satellite 4 / Jeu de Paume, France. Cell Project Space, London presents a solo exhibition of the artist in September which will feature La forêt de Fontainebleau as part of a trilogy.
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