Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019
New works by Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom, Kitty Clark and Sofia Mitsola presented as three concurrent solo presentations at Jerwood Space. Jerwood Solo Presentations provides a platform for artists to present a new and focussed body of work, developed with support provided by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation team. The selected artists have been identified as being at a crucial point in their thinking and have been selected for the high quality of their work to date.
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom will present an audio and video installation that brings together several ongoing investigations of his practice. In his work he examines and re-appropriates collective moments and memories that have cultural resonance. Manipulating this material, he emphasises elements of percussion, colour, movement and memory in order to bring cultural narratives in contact with bodily and sensory sensations. This approach traverses a unique position between the mediated image and live performance.
Kitty Clark works across sculpture, moving image, text and digital media. She will present a new immersive sculptural and audio installation where she’ll continue her interest in creating environments where ideals, anxieties, and aspirations of the present are played out in unexpectedly drab and crooked futures.
Sofia Mitsola works in painting through which she implements a unique approach to figuring the female body. Through experiments in gesture, pose, and colour, she will present a series of new paintings of individual and grouped female subjects. These incorporate motifs associated with Greek and Egyptian mythology, resulting in works that are simultaneously confrontational, gentle, historical and fantastical.
Now in its fourth edition, Jerwood Solo Presentations offers a much needed platform for early career artists to make and show new work. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the initiative aims to foster and develop potentially influential artists who are at critical stages in their career as well as highlighting the value of research-based practice.
The 2019 Jerwood Solo Presentations artists have been selected by the Jerwood Visual Arts team: Sarah Williams, Head of Programme (currently on maternity leave) and Lauren Houlton, Gallery Manager.