María Berrío, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich

7 June - 27 July 2019
Victoria Miro Gallery II
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Victoria Miro in association with The Great Women Artists presents a summer exhibition featuring three young artists who rethink traditional genres to touch upon themes of migration, the workplace, and the gendered language of painting.  Founded by Katy Hessel in 2015 @thegreatwomenartists is an influential Instagram account that celebrates female artists, ranging from recent graduates to Old Masters, on a daily basis. 

 

A series of talks and events will take place during the exhibition. These informal tours are free to attend and will last around 30 minutes. No booking necessary.

 
Saturday 8 June, 1pm
Exhibition walkthrough: María Berrío, Caroline Walker and Flora Yukhnovich, with Katy Hessel 
 
Saturday 22 June, 11am
Exhibition walkthrough: Laura Smith, Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, with Caroline Walker 
 
Saturday 6 July, 1pm
Exhibition walkthrough: Eleanor Nairne, Curator, Barbican Centre, with Flora Yukhnovich
 
Saturday 20 July, 1pm
Exhibition walkthrough: Leslie Ramos, PhD Candidate in Latin American Art, Cambridge University, with Caroline Walker and Katy Hessel

 

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  • Based in Brooklyn, María Berrío grew up in Colombia. Her large-scale works, which are meticulously crafted from layers of Japanese paper, reflect on cross-cultural connections and global migration seen through the prism of her own history. Populated predominantly by women, Berrío’s art often appears to propose spaces of refuge or safety, kaleidoscopic utopias inspired in part by South American folklore, where humans and nature coexist in harmony. To these apparently idealised scenes, however, Berrío brings to light the hard realities of the current political climate in America. For example, Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope), 2019 (detail pictured) in which girls appear captive within an institution-like environment, refers to the Trump administration’s family separation policy.

     

    Image: Oda a la Esperanza (Ode to Hope) (detail), 2019, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice

  • In her quietly luminous paintings, Scottish-born, London-based painter Caroline Walker focuses on intimate portrayals of women at work in domestic and public spaces, including hotel maids, office workers and shop assistants. Often caught in unguarded moments, and surrounded by the luxurious goods and services that they are required to sell, mend or clean, Walker’s subjects possess an acute psychological intensity. As viewers, we come across them almost as intruders into their world – encountering private thoughts in public spaces, narratives hinted at but never fully told. Rendering visible the often faceless, and voiceless, women behind our image consciousness and conspicuous consumerism, Walker complicates the traditional idea of woman as subject, while illuminating the overlooked subject of the workplace in contemporary painting.

     

    Image: The Wishlist (detail), 2019, © Caroline Walker, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice and GRIMM Amsterdam/ New York

  • In her large-scale paintingsLondon-based artist Flora Yukhnovich adopts the language of Rococo. Reimagining the dynamism of historic works by eighteenth-century artists such as François Boucher, Nicolas Lancret and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Yukhnovich brings classically-inspired painterly traditions into a more consciously feminine and contemporary realm by featuring wisps of millennial pinks and purples. Variation is a driving force in Yukhnovich's work with her mark making ranging from delicate flourishes to dramatic and gestural brushstrokes, heightening the rhythmic sensuality that plays throughout her ambitious compositions. Existing in a constantly fluctuating state between abstraction and figuration, Yukhnovich's paintings explore ideas surrounding dualities and multiplicities, transcending gendered painterly traditions while fusing high art with popular culture, and intellect with intuition.

     

    Image:  Dolly Mix (detail), 2019, oil on linen, 210 x 180 cm, 82 5/8 x 70 7/8 in, © Flora Yukhnovich, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice and Parafin London

     

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