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Exhibition Preview | 'RIPE' at Kingsgate Project


Kingsgate Project Space and Anna Skladmann invite you to...


A flower soaks in a milky substance; bath crystals froth in sweet-smelling cherry vodka; pubic hair sticks to salt dough; fig juice bleeds onto cotton; rust lacquer coats jesmonite; glitter mingles with Cocoa Butter

Bea Bonafini, Gery Georgieva, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Paloma Proudfoot, Anna Skladmann, Jala Wahid

The materials in this exhibition are promiscuous. They mix ceaselessly and with sensual energy.

Like the pigment of a painting, or the mashed-up ingredients of a beauty remedy, they have been blended to complement and soothe one another. They drip and spill as they meet, enriched in triumphant elation. Materials also dominate and exhaust one another. They become compromised, unstable and wither.

The treatment of materials in this show recalls Lucy Lippard’s exhibition and short-lived movement Eccentric Abstraction. This movement is described prosaically in the Grove Encyclopedia of Art as an ‘organic abstract form in sculpture, evoking the gendered body through an emphasis
on process and materials. Lippard, on the other hand, offers us something more evocative, describing the works in Eccentric Abstraction as having a ‘post-dynamic sensuousness, characteristic of provocation, fore - or after - play, rather than of climax'.

18 November – 16 December 2017

Preview Friday 17 November 6 to 9pm

Kingsgate Project Space
110 – 116 Kingsgate Road
London NW6 2JG
Open Thursday to Saturday 12–6pm 

Anna Skladmann