Amanda Wilkinson Gallery to open a new space on the 1st Floor, 47 Farrindgon Road, London, EC1M 3JB with an inaugural exhibition by Phoebe Unwin with whom the gallery has worked for over 20 years.
Coinciding with London Galley Weekend 2023 the works in this exhibition continue and extend Unwin’s idiosyncratic exploration and reconstitution of the familiar. The paintings are made without any source material other than her memory of moments or things in daily life. Dense and saturated layerings of oil paint are built up over time becoming other-worldly renditions of faintly recognisable objects and environments.
Phoebe Unwin, The Pointed Finger, 2nd June – 8th July 2023, Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, Opening Friday 2 June, 6 – 8pm
About the artist
Phoebe Unwin’s paintings explore perceptions of everyday experience. Her invented figurative images and their corresponding relations to mark, scale and colour, fuse to visually articulate the variety of feelings invested in looking.
Unwin was born in Cambridge in 1979 and lives and works in London. She studied at Newcastle University and Slade School of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include ‘Illicit Flowers’ Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany (group) (2016); ‘Distant People and Self-Soothing Objects’, Wilkinson Gallery, London (solo) (2015); ‘One Day Something Happens: Paintings of People, work selected from the Arts Council Collection by Jennifer Higgie (group) (2015-16); ‘Emotional Resources’, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (group) (2014-15). In 2010 she exhibited in the British Art Show 7 ‘The Days of the Comet’, a Hayward Gallery National Touring Exhibition.
Unwin has exhibited in both Europe and the US and her work is in public collections including Tate Collection, London; Arts Council Collection; British Council Collection; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and Southampton City Art Gallery.