Let Me Tell You A Story

January 2019
Let me tell you a story closeup

The Arts Club is pleased to present Let Me Tell You A Story, a group show of international contemporary artists whose powerful figurative paintings reveal intimate portrayals of their chosen subjects, acting as vital documentations of today’s socio-political climate.

In recent years, the art world has welcomed an extraordinary resurgence in figurative painting. Let Me Tell You A Story will present works from Mequitta Ahuja, Derrick Adams, Lubaina Himid, Maryam Hoseini, Sanya Kantarovsky, Aliza Nisenbaum, Faith Ringgold and Christina Quarles, whose figurative works collectively explore the salient topics of race, gender, war, love, privacy, policy and social media.

Together these artists present a compelling survey of how it feels to be alive now, commenting on the messy, polarised, fast-changing, hyper-connected and often overwhelming moment in which we live. Via its diverse applications by these contemporary artists, the medium of figuration attains a timelessness through which the socio-political stories central to the artworks are sustained long into the future.

The exhibition is curated by Amelie von Wedel and Pernilla Holmes of Wedel Art.


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