These three artists, Alice Anderson, Phil Illingworth and Evy Jokhova, have an impressive biography which includes exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery London, Venice Biennale, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris, John Moores Painting Prize, Marmite Prize IV, Jerwood Drawing Prize and the RBS Bursary Award 2016.
This exhibition takes inspiration from The Europeans, a novel by Rye author Henry James on the 100th anniversary of his death. The exhibition is a contemporary reflection on James’ tale of the relationship between ex-pats who cling onto the traditions and etiquette of their homeland much more fiercely than their less restrained, visiting cousins.
The work selected for this exhibition explores ideas of boundaries, restraint and liberation and communicate their own personal responses using their own, unique visual languages. In bringing their works together at this particular time curator, Paula MacArthur, seeks to create some resonance with current European issues and invites discussion from both personal and political viewpoints.
Exhibition continues 10am – 3pm weekdays and 12pm – 4pm Saturdays until 1 October
Artists discussion in the gallery Saturday 17 September 2pm
This exhibition forms part of Rye Arts Festivaland Root 1066 International Festival.