Featuring works by Christian Hidaka, Tom Howse and Nick Jensen The Stage More Beholding opens this March at Frestonian Gallery.
The title of this exhibition – the first at Frestonian Gallery for each of the three artists exhibited – is derived from a treatise by the English philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626) not on art but on love. The phrase itself specifically relates to the way in which ‘the stage’ may separate out the sirens and the furies – sharpening and refining the qualities of comedy and tragedy that blur so indistinctly in life. Within each of the paintings on display there is both a refining of the notion of the clearly ‘staged scene’, and also a celebration of the ambiguity of ‘real life’ – of the nature and sensation of memory and narrative.
EXHIBITION DATES: 11th MARCH - 24th JUNE 2020
Frestonia Gallery, 2 Olaf Street, London W11 4BE