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TOGETHER, a triumphant exhibition of creativity despite the pandemic.

© Larry Bush Courtesy the artist & fynn studio.

fynn studio, curators behind 2019’s Saatchi Gallery smash-hit exhibition Sweet Harmony, are returning with TOGETHER, a visual arts exhibition that launches the MODERN FACES COLLECTIVE.

Larry Bush Untitled 16mm; 2021 forms part of an ever-evolving 500 foot long artwork created by Bush hand painting on 16mm film
© Larry Bush Courtesy the artist & fynn studio.

“Modern Faces features that unique range of styles and methods that exhibitions need. What is most striking of this group of young creatives is their passionate, focused confidence that has brought them together during what is an incredibly tough time for students”

says Fynn Studio curator Kobi Prempeh.
Untitled 16mm (seafoam); 2021 forms part of an ever-evolving 500 foot long artwork created by Bush hand painting on 16mm film © Larry Bush Courtesy the artist & fynn studio.

Required to pay tuition fees in full, with no access to materials, studios, and in most part, their tutors, the effects of the pandemic on art students are all too often forgotten. Collaboration stifled and bedrooms as makeshift studios, the Modern Faces Collective created TOGETHER, a triumphant exhibition of creativity despite the pandemic.

This multi-media celebration of young creatives from the UK and USA features over thirty artworks. TOGETHER is supported by an exclusive music track composed by Jimothy Lacoste “North London wunderkid” (Guardian Newspaper) and culminates in an interplanetary darkroom experience.

TOGETHER opens on the 15th April 2021 at Square Gallery in Battersea, London, founded by London’s former youngest gallerist Morgane Wagner. @squaregallery_

The Modern Faces Collective was formed by Slade School Of Fine Art students Wolverhampton born Shaqúelle Whyte and Londoner Lawrence Perry.

Troubles; 2020 Shaqúelle Whyte © Shaqúelle Whyte Courtesy the artist & fynn studio.

With his statement-making large scale canvases, 20-year-old Whyte has been hailed by Kate Bryan, curator at Soho House, as one of seven artists to watch in 2021, whilst Perry has been profiled in magazines such as GQ, Hunger and Wonderland – first making a stir with his Brexit portraits, some of which will feature within the show.

Close Up Of A Breast Reduction; 2021 Lawrence Perry © Lawrence Perry Courtesy the artist & fynn studio.

“Like many artists my age, I have been withdrawn from my studio and art school; two things I would have without COVID-19. [My work in the show] has kept my momentum going, to look for subjects elsewhere, turning me into an observer, ready to understand and add to more than what’s just in front of me”

says Artist Lawrence Perry.

Other members of the Modern Faces Collective include :

The Party, 2021 Abigail McGinely © Abigail McGinely Courtesy the artist & fynn studio.


Abigail McGinley, inspired by Edvard Munch, and references to the Bloomsbury set, and art nouveau flourishes can be seen throughout her work (Slade School Of Fine Art).

At Night; 2021 Tess McMillan © Tess McMillan Courtesy the artist & fynn studio.


Tess McMillan, Texan born and New York-based painter who has been seen on the pages of Vogue, Interview and most recently fronting the latest H&M x Simone Rocha campaign.


Larry Bush, South Londoner who constructs and plays with interplanetary forms through his film work and soundscapes (Slade School Of Fine Art).

William Alan Harris photograph by Nick Thomsen William Alan Harris is a film maker making a film about the Modern Faces Collective – the film is being completed in time for the opening and will be viewable via love vintage JVC screens and online


William Alan Harris, Florida born filmmaker and aspiring advertising mogul who has created music videos for the likes of Jimothy Lacoste, Hollow Sinatra and King Roscoe.

Despite the challenges faced by students, TOGETHER showcases triumph through creativity.

 

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