Contemporary art gallery based in Mayfair, London showcasing emerging and established artists from around the world.
#uncannymemories, 11 May-23 June.
In occasion of the @photolondonfair, we would like to invite you all to view three of our photographs from our most recent exhibition 'Uncanny Memories'. Théo Mercier and Matt Lipps' artwork will be displayed in our Mayfair gallery until the 23rd of June.
Images in order:
Matt Lipps, 'Head', Archival pigment print, 135.4 x 101.6 cm, 2015
Théo Mercier, 'Chef d'oeuvre de l'art n45', Dyptych, framed pictures, 98 x 153 x 5 cm (left), 203 x 113 x 5 cm (right)
Matt Lipps, 'Portrait II', Archival pigment print, 101.6 x 76.2 cm, 2016
#tbt to the opening night of ‘Uncanny Memories’. Where earlier artists were focused on the uncanniness of new electronics and mass-produced food, however, or stripped them down to a midcentury malaise, Ms. Belanger takes a middle path. Her sculptures, with their rounded surfaces and pastel hues, reflect an era of postmodern design, of so-called “user friendly” electronics and “relatable” experiences. Gadgets have become more prosthetic than ever and everything from hot dogs to cigarettes can be “organic.” — (New York Times, 2017)
Genesis Belanger (b. 1978, USA) creates delicate ceramic sculptures exploring with humour and wit the consumerist nature of contemporary society. Drawing on the language of pop art and surrealism, Belanger’s sculptures turn everyday objects such as lamps, cigarettes, and watches into uncanny anthropomorphic artworks that blur the boundaries between function and artifice.
Belanger is a 2016 recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and a 2017 Pioneer Works Fall/Winter Fellow. Recent exhibitions include Heap cookie and a Tall Drink of Water, Mrs Gallery, NYC, USA (2017); Scarlet street, Lucien Terras, NYC, USA (2016); and Happiness and Other Forms of Self Delusion, Pioneer Works, NYC, USA (2016). She lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.
We are proud to present Genesis Belanger, featured in our current exhibition 'Uncanny Memories'.
"Belanger's work gives the impression that some sort of cosmic event has just occurred, or, perhaps, is about to occur. Time is disjointed in her works, which seem simultaneously like "before" and "after" images of an earth-shattering occurrence. The viewer is left to put together the clues, becoming entranced with the visual intricacies of everyday objects in the process" — (The HuffPost UK, 2013)
Sophia Contemporary is proud to present Uncanny Memories, a group show of young artists exploring the themes of the uncanny and surrealism through a variety of media. Featuring new and recent work by six artists from the UK, US, and France – Jonathan Baldock, Genesis Belanger, Matthew Hansel, Matt Lipps, Theo Mercier, and Adam Parker Smith – the exhibition reflects on the legacy of surrealism in contemporary art while investigating the notion of the uncanny in reference to the history of art.
Join us tonight at our opening reception, from 6 to 8 pm at Sophia Contemporary.
A little sneak peek of our upcoming exhibition.
Join us on the 10th of May at Sophia Contemporary, from 6 to 8 pm, for a journey towards the odd, the strange, the surreal, and the uncanny in our contemporary society.