Somaya Critchlow and Amanda Renshaw
14 January 2020, 1:01 PM
On 14 January from 7:00 – 8:00pm, Maximillian William will be hosting a conversation between artist, Somaya Critchlow, and author and curator, Amanda Renshaw. The talk will include ideas conceived for Role Play, as well as the continued relevance and influence Philip Guston has on younger generations of artists working today. Role Play investigated the work of Philip Guston alongside contemporary artists Somaya Critchlow and Lenz Geerk who take on a performative and theatrical role in the subject matter of their paintings. The exhibition expanded on the notions of representational vocabularies of identities and the limitation of how perception is evoked. By subtly implicating themselves in their subjects through the use of “props” and dramatic poses, these artists stimulate a comically morbid storyline imbued with methods of masquerade and role-play leaving the viewer implicated in their narrative.
To attend this free event, please RSVP to: [email protected]