A Taste for Perfection by Abigail Jones28. Apr - 29. Apr 12 / ended Latymer Projects
Exhibition open 12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday
A Taste for Perfection is an autobiographical series of dated, text-driven paintings. Initiated two years ago, it now comprises over two hundred works on paper.
Inspired by Charlotte Salomon’s daringly prolific Leben? Oder Theater?, Jones’s visual diary provides a habitual platform through which the artist responds both to mundane personal events and to the social and legislative forces that seep into daily life, directing us all with varying degrees of subtlety and violence.
In collaboration with Latymer Projects, Jones will be expanding the project. Making a painting every day between the 7th - 26th of April, she will be taking materials and historical images from the Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies and Archives, and subsuming these into her daily entries. Operating as a marginalised form of information-making, each entry will be photocopied and pasted on the walls and streets of the local area – a gesture of naïve engagement with passersby.
On Friday 27th April 6 – 9pm, Jones will present a final exhibition of the twenty paintings created during April, shown alongside thirty older entries from the A Taste for Perfection series. A small zine chronicling the daily photocopied bulletins will be available at the exhibition as a limited edition print-run.
Latymer Projects is a temporary artist-led project space in West London, which supports recent graduates, emerging artists and those returning to practice after a break. Initiated by group+work, Latymer Projects operates under the common values of self-help, shared responsibility, democracy and equality within a creative and supportive community.
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