Friends event with KTW London: Jake Wood-Evans: Legacy & Disorder

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Friends event with KTW London: Jake Wood-Evans: Legacy & Disorder

Jake Wood-Evans The Blue Boy, after Gainsborough, 2019

  • Thursday 23 May 2019
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Unit London, 3 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HD

Organised by

  • Pia Rainey - Friends Manager
  • Alice Barnett - KTW Organiser

The Courtauld Friends have been invited by our arts partner KTW London to attend the preview and guided tour of Jake Wood-Evans’ largest solo exhibition to date: Legacy & Disorder.

Alongside a first look of Wood-Evans’ exhibition, the evening will include an ‘In Conversation’ between the artist and renowned curator, writer and presenter, Kathleen Soriano. The discussion will cover the inspiration and creative processes behind Jake’s works and the display at Unit London.

The artist’s large-scale oil paintings and drawings convey an altered atmosphere and reappropriated view of 18th-century subjects, including; portraiture,  seascapes and figurative compositions. The painterly works draw on the legacies of Old Masters through a layer of abstraction, depicting familiar, yet obscured content matter – updated for the digital age. Taking influence from the work of John Constable, J.M.W Turner, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer and George Stubbs, among others, Wood-Evans’ next generation painting style retains recognisable elements that allude to the conventions of art history.

Legacy & Disorder follows Wood-Evans’ recent 2018 museum exhibition REPORTRAIT at the Nottingham Castle Museum and previous solo exhibitions, Subjection & Discipline and Transitions with Unit London. The upcoming body of work is focused around the creation of a transient, enveloping yet imploding, space for his fragmented historical figures to inhabit.

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