Opening Thursday 18th June, and curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, WHAT’S UP TWENTY TWENTY is an exhibition and art sale for our time, one that challenges the physical exhibition space as we know it and releases viewers from the confines of one gallery in one location.
Second Smile looks at new tendencies in figuration with a surrealist bent. Including loans of classical surrealist works, the exhibition focuses on what parts of the surrealist project are compelling for artists today and in what ways these distinctions of movements are being dissolved.
For his second solo exhibition at The Modern Institute, Nicolas Party has transformed the Aird’s Lane space into an interior populated with temporary walls and murals meticulously rendered to resemble marble and malachite in the manner of trompe l’oeil. This scenery creates a faux-classical setting to present Party’s new body of pastels on canvas.