REBECCA WARD: cow tipping
12 April – 18 May 2013
Ronchini Gallery and ARTNESIA will present cow tipping the first major solo show by young American artist Rebecca Ward from 12 April to 18 May 2013. Featuring installation and painting, the exhibition consists entirely of new works, which continue the artist’s exploration of colour and space.
Referencing Arte Povera, Rebecca Ward rarely uses a brush when painting, instead preferring traditional and found materials. Using an eclectic range of media including bleach, acrylic, spray paint, gouache and fabric dye, Ward continues her investigation of the relationship between the painted surface and its base. Her paintings are a result of everyday questioning and experimentation within the studio. A perceptual play of colour, texture and light is set into motion by the viewer’s interaction with the work.
About Rebecca Ward (b. 1984, Waco, TX)
Ward lives and works in New York. Ward’s much-celebrated tape installations adhere to ceilings, walls and floors, converging with existing architecture. Ward has recently gained wider international recognition, completing commissions for both Stella McCartney and Center 548, the former Dia Art Foundation space in Chelsea, NY. Recent exhibitions include The Virgins curated by Marilyn Minter, the inaugural show at Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni’s gallery Family Business in New York (2011) and TIME, after TIME at Ronchini Gallery London (2012). This year Rebecca Ward will also participate in a group show at Aperto, a gallery for emerging Russian and international artists in St Petersburg, curated by Elena Yushina.
About Ronchini Gallery
Ronchini Gallery is a contemporary art gallery founded by Lorenzo Ronchini in 1992 in Umbria, Italy, which expanded in February 2012 with a space in Mayfair, London. Its exhibitions have explored pioneering movements within Italy; the gallery aesthetic is defined by Minimalism, Spatialism, Conceptualism and Arte Povera and it retains an unblinking future-focus on progressive movements. Ronchini Gallery evolved from 20 years of private collecting. Paterfamilias Adriano Ronchini was an early supporter of artists such as Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Buren, Joseph Kosuth, Frank Stella and Michelangelo Pistoletto and collected their work throughout the seventies. Subscribing to the highest standards of curatorship and scholarship, the gallery provides a rigorous context in which its artists can be viewed. Ronchini Gallery also maintains a successful publishing arm which produces exhibition catalogues, monographs, critical texts and artist’s books.
ARTNESIA is an arts project initiative set up in 2010 by Jason Lee and Carlo Berardi. Its main activities are curatorial projects around the globe, artists’ residencies and representations as well as book publishing. ARTNESIA’s activities started with Heavenly Creatures, a group exhibition in partnership with Jack Wills at the Aubin Gallery, followed by Confessions of Dangerous Minds, a comprehensive survey of Contemporary Art from Turkey at Saatchi Gallery, London in 2011. In 2012, ARTNESIA curated TIME, after TIME: Parallels Between Young American Artists and Italian Masters at Ronchini Gallery.
Exhibition Facts: Rebecca Ward
Exhibition Dates: 12 April – 18 May 2013
Opening Reception: 11 April 2013, 6 – 8pm
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm
Location: 22 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7629 9188
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