Until May 15
A visit to Thailand in the 1980’s—as part of a British Council show—initiated in artist Andrew Stahl a fascination with the country. A number of artist residencies and exhibitions have followed in the intervening years, and this month a new solo exhibition, entitled ‘Hot Summer by the Klong’, shows off some recent works. These paintings were made during a residency near Bangkok’s Chinatown, where the artist spent a large part of the summer of 2016. The new paintings reflect on the experience, memories and thoughts of this time spent working intensely through the heat and travelling to the sea. They also reflect on a journey to Rome just before the summer, which revived his fascination with fountains as a source of surprise and joy. These paintings have a new fluidity and flow. Momentary visions, thoughts, memories, and imaginations coalesce into a whirlwind of fragments held together by an overriding sense of euphoria. This exhibition will consist of both large and small works, as well as drawings and a large sculpture in the garden of the gallery.
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