Thursday, August 13, 2020

In Conversation: Louise Giovanelli and Maria H. Loh

Louise Giovanelli, Dyer, 2020, Oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 in. Private collection, USA

In Conversation:
Louise Giovanelli and Maria H. Loh

 
Thursday 20th August 2020
8pm - 9pm 

(UK - GMT+1)
Louise Giovanelli will be taking about her painting practice with Maria H. Loh, Professor in Art History at CUNY Hunter College, New York
LIVE via Zoom 
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About Louise Giovanelli:
Louise Giovanelli, Axis, 2020, oil on linen, 27 x 22 cm, 10 5/8 x 8 5/8 in

Louise Giovanelli makes intense, luminous, paintings that refer to art historical and contemporary mechanics of viewing and consuming imagery. Cropped and isolated images are repeated and restated, dislocated from their origin and repositioned within a rhizomatic series of works. By employing optical colour mixing techniques of the early Renaissance, Giovanelli connects post-modern strategies back through time to artists such as Duccio and the canons of Art History. Revealing the underpainting beneath and below the image; and often finished with gestural glyph-like inscriptions on top of the illusionistic surface, Giovanelli's works flit restlessly through painterly strategies - bringing together interruptions, false starts, and obfuscation into a corrupted yet beautiful totality.

Louise Giovanelli was born in London in 1993 and lives and works in Manchester UK. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art in 2015, and was a student at St├Ądelschule in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany from 2018 - 2020.  Recent solo exhibitions include include; Aerial Silk, GRIMM, New York, NY (US); Time Inside, Frutta Gallery, Rome (IT); Louise Giovanelli, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (UK); Louise Giovanelli, Workplace Foundation, Gateshead (UK); Life Still, Clearing, New York (USA); El oro de los tigres, Air de Paris, Romainville (FR); Tales of the haunted and the body, curated by Kuba Paris, Casa Cristea Schneider, Berlin (DE), among others. 

Louise is currently exhibiting in Transmission and her forthcoming solo exhibition at Workplace will be in October 2020.

About Maria H. Loh:

Maria H. Loh is Professor in Art History at CUNY Hunter College. Previously she taught in the Department of History of Art at University College London. She is a regular contributor to Art in America and is the author of three books: Titian Remade. Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art (Los Angeles, 2007); Still Lives. Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master (Princeton, 2015); and Titian's Touch. Art, Magic, & Philosophy (Reaktion, 2019). She has written on: portraiture and loss; "special affect" in early modern painting and sculpture; melancholia and the Renaissance in Ottocento Italy; remakes in Chinese cinema; repetition in Hitchcock's Vertigo; and the work of Sherrie Levine. Her current project--Liquid Sky--explores visual representations of the early modern sky. She lives and works in New York and London.

https://hunter-cuny.academia.edu/MariaLoh


Current exhibition:

See Louise Giovanelli's work in

TRANSMISSION 

until 5 September 2020

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Parham Ghalamdar at The Conduit, Mayfair

'Practical Instruction for Safeguarding and Survival' Parham Ghalamdar, 2019, Oil on canvas, 30 x 35 cm

Parham Ghalamdar
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Now showing
until 16th October 2020

by appointment or to Conduit members 
Workplace Foundation is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in London of Iranian born artist Parham Ghalamdar.

Painted in intense acidic colour, surreal forms and structures inhabit desolate and empty landscapes. Uncanny and strange these objects adhere to rigorous placement, assimilating elements drawn from a diverse range of Western and Middle-Eastern Art History such as Caravaggio, Goya, Bouguereau, Soviet Socialist realism, graffiti, pop culture and traditional Persian miniatures. 

Parham Ghalamdar's works switch between the aesthetics of realism and the cartoon. Through this absurdist strategy Ghalamdar obfuscates narrative enabling the painting to stand alone, resistant to a didactic reading. The considered, rational structuring of his paintings stand as a counterpoint to the oppressive weight of dogmatic ideology that Parham experienced in his homeland. 
About Parham Ghalamdar:
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1994, Parham Ghalamdar studied Printing and Media at the Art University in Tehran. Parham was a founding member of ELF Crew, the first graffiti collective in Iran. ELF became known for their transgressive and coded resistance to the regime and their liberal progressive subculture. Arrested multiple times for graffiti Parham was eventually detained indefinitely in the West of Iran in 2014 where interrogations became more forceful and the authorities began to investigate his associations and social networks more thoroughly. Fearing for his life (his sexuality, if exposed, would be punishable by death) Parham managed to escape Iran, travelling through Asia before being granted asylum in the UK. In 2019 he completed his BA in Fine Art, Painting at Manchester School of Art. 

Previous exhibitions include Parham Ghalamdar Workplace Foundation, Gateshead; Stretch, P.S Mirabel Gallery, Manchester; Graffiti, Vandalism and Protest in Iran: An Archival Curation, People's History Museum, Manchester; Super Brain, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK; Kamil Gallery, Monaco; Art, social space and public discourse in Iran, Coulter Art Gallery, Stanford, USA; Contemporary Iranian Art, Sotheby's Los Angeles; The Mine Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg; Few scenes from paradise, Atbin Gallery, Tehran. Parham Ghalamdar lives and works in Manchester, UK

Now streaming

Parham Ghalamdar in conversation with Jenny Eden at Workplace Foundation

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Available works by Parham Ghalamdar

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'Between the Back and the Loin'
Parham Ghalamdar at Workplace Foundation
by Jenny Eden


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