Garden Of Skin

4 Sep 2018 – 29 Sep 2018

Event times

Sept. 4th - Sept 29th, 2018
Friday to Sunday 12-6pm, or by appointment

Angus-Hughes Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses 38, 242, 253, 394, , 425, 488
  • Homerton tube
  • Hackney Central Rail

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Garden of sin is a group show curated by Zachari Logan


The garden is a constructed space that exists in almost every culture, a site of mental and
physical sustenance. In part, the garden is a location of aesthetic creativity, expressing a
human desire to control impulses that are uncanny, emotive responses to an environment we
cannot fully understand. Like the landscape outside the gates of the garden our bodies are not
separate from this space, simply an aspect of it. It is in this way that each of the artists in
GARDEN OF SKIN explore the social, sensual and poetic aspects of the landscapes in which
their bodies inhabit and are subject too.
The skin of plants, of animals and of the earth is the first physical location one witnesses the
symptoms of misuse and disease. The vulnerability of this surface can be metaphorically
understood in each artist’s work, regardless of medium as an aesthetic epidermis, presented to
the naked eye of the viewer. It is the exterior that counts in this context; and not superficially.
Much of the work in this exhibition revels in the beauty of texture, colour, form and
ornamentation, coupled with a depth of narrative and seriousness subverting the interpretation
of the ‘decorative’ as non-functional or superfluous.
As cultivators in the context of the white cube, or in this case, the more domestic setting of
Angus-Hughes Gallery, a space emerges for the intersection of ideas that informs a cross
pollination of meaning. We as humans experience our environment in several key
phenomenological ways: through scent, sight, sound, taste and touch. This exhibition features
work from artists in Australia, Canada, India, Italy, Mexico, the UK and the US, each revealing
an articulation of these experiential views as vastly different, both physically and politically;
ranging in topic from sexuality and gender to race, the effects of colonialism, ideas of
embodiment, ecology and aesthetics.
-Zachari Logan, Curator.


Zachari Logan

Exhibiting artists

Ross Bleckner

Eric Rhein

Joel Otterson

Alfred Agostinelli

Jane Buyers

Emilio Rojas

Kris Knight

Leesa Streifler

Gianluca Balocco

Joaquin Trujillo

Joseph Stashkevetch

Kuldeep Singh

Maura Doyle

Michael Petry

Adrian Stimson

Tarryn Gill

Ruth Cuthand

Sarah Anne Johnson

Amy Bowles

Gabriela Garcia-Luna


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