Presented by A.I., ‘by a thread’ is rooted in its contextually rich location on historical tenter grounds used by seventeenth century Huguenot weavers. Existing within the walls of a Victorian workshop turned influential living female artist’s studio, the group exhibition draws inspiration from classical antiquity’s emphasis on the nude figure, to the narrative tradition of textile, to the subtext of silk, to the consumption of beauty. ‘by a thread’ combines historical, established and emerging artists to engage in geographical as well as physiological dialogue through the primary senses of sight and touch. Weaving figuration with abstraction, sculpture with painting, photography and installation, the exhibition welcomes tensions, and urges points of exchange around explorations of radicality and play, gestuality and physicality, permanence and the ephemeral.
Co-curated by Jenn Ellis (curator & founder of Apsara Studio) + Emie Diamond (independent curator & writer) .
Artists: Betsy Bradley, Cecily Brown, Jeremy Everett, Yee I-Lann, Lidia Lisbôa, Robert Mapplethorpe, Katy Moran, Dawn Ng, Fiona Ones, Christina Pataialii, Jessica Rankin, Alan Schaller, Angela Su, Nicole Wermers, Nicole Wittenberg.
Private View: Wed 5th Oct 17-20h
General: Wed-Sat: 12-17h
Frieze Week: Wed-Fri 12-18h, Sat 10-18h & Sun 10-14h