Navigating Proximities: Ana Kazaroff & Alicia Reyes-McNamara
Opening Reception: 7:30-9pm, “First Thursday” 7 June 2018
Exhibition Dates: 7 June 2018 - 19 June 2018
A-side B-side Gallery, 352 Mare St., London E8 1HR
London, U.K. - b.Dewitt gallery project presents their debut exhibition Navigating Proximities: Ana Kazaroff & Alicia Reyes-McNamara. b.Dewitt is a new responsive, itinerant project working alongside and in conversation with artists whose practice engages with social and political considerations.
Humourous, colourful, multi-layered, and mythological, Ana Kazaroff and Alicia Reyes-McNamara have found inspiration in imagination, memory, science fiction and folk art. Deeply influenced by their Latin American upbringings, both artists have found interest in exploring their own identities through incorporating elements of personal and cultural experiences.
For this exhibition, we have commissioned artists Kazaroff and Reyes-McNamara who have each chosen to make a new body of work which engages with identity thinking by using science fiction as a means to interrogate their own positionality as immigrants, Latin Americans, and females/femmes. The exhibition highlights the artists’ experiences of ‘colourism’ and the anxieties around the idea of ‘white passing’.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events exploring identity politics with a diverse range of audiences. Please check website for details.
Kazaroff is an Argentina born, London based artist having completed her MA in Fine Art ate the City & Guilds of London Art School in 2016. She received the 2017-19 Woodwork Fellowship with the City & Guilds of London School. In 2017 Kazaroff’s work was exhibited at Deptford X and Pipeline Projects. She most recently exhibited with Griffin Gallery as part of the Do Re Mi Fa So La group show.
Reyes-McNamara is a Mexican-American born, London based artist having completed her MFA in 2016 at the University of Oxford Ruskin School of Art. Her work has been included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016. Reyes-McNamara was also awarded the South London Gallery Graduate Residency 2016-17 where she exhibited her commissioned work in ‘Nowhere Else’. She was awarded the 2017 Peer Forum Opportunity at Camden Arts Centre and is a 2018 Communal Knowledge Program artist at The Showroom. Reyes-McNamara has been invited to a residency, through Gasworks and Triangle Network, at Kiosko in Bolivia.
b.Dewitt acts as a gallery, agency and curatorial project to support the practices of artists working with social and political questions. b.Dewitt are cultural producer Ashleigh Barice and curator Teresa Cisneros.
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