Exhibition

A Dance to the Music of time - Wendy Elia-Paintings

Opening: 1 Nov 2018, 18:00 - 20:00

29 Oct 2018 – 10 Nov 2018

Event times

Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 1pm

Cost of entry

Free

Westminster Reference Library

London
England, United Kingdom

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  • Tube: Charing X / Leicester Square

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Presentation of Wendy Elia’s major new figurative painting,' A Dance to the Music of Time II. ' 2018 ( Oil on Canvas 180cm x 220cm.) with its pendant, A 'Dance to the Music of Time' 1990 (152x182cms), which revisits its protagonists almost 30 years later.

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This exhibition marks the presentation of Wendy Elia’s major new figurative painting, A Dance to the Music of Time II.  For the first time, her original A Dance to the Music of Time I (1990), will be seen with its pendant, A Dance to the Music of Time II, which revisits its protagonists almost 30 years later. Both works depict siblings Alexi and Madeleine, Elia’s children, engaged in introspective acts of movement and music-making in tilting rooms with dream-like vistas.

Their titles derive from a seventeenth century painting by French master Nicolas Poussin, currently on display in London’s Wallace Collection. Like Poussin’s meditation on time, music, dance, and fortune, Elia’s oeuvre is replete with symbols and narrative mystery, alluding to myriad other artworks. Part psychological portraits, part exploration of the nature of creativity, part interior landscapes, part histories of London then and now, these paintings invite us to consider the fate of our own childhood aspirations.

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Curators

Elia Paintings

Exhibiting artists

Wendy Elia

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