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Ella Walker

Huxley-Parlour
3-5 Swallow St
Mayfair
London
W1B 4DE

19 March to 18 April 2020


 

Walker’s practice combines painting, drawing and fresco. Inspired by medieval narrative and costume, her highly stylised works often directly reference Renaissance and medieval iconography. The new body of work, produced in 2019 and 2020, draws on a collected archive of varied imagery, and explores notions of stage, spectacle, desire and design. The exhibition will include both large and small-scale works, as well as a series of banner-style canvases and a fresco-like site-specific mural.

Walker’s works explore myth making through costume and role-play. The artist interweaves imagined narratives with reconstructed scenes from medieval and early modern paintings, along with other mediated and found imagery, moving freely between historical and contemporary sources. She collapses subject, object, time and place into dramatic and resplendent images.

The Glasgow School of Art graduate has already gained widespread recognition and had works shown at EMBASSY in Edinburgh, Christie’s in London, and in the 2019 Great Women Artist’s residency at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy.

The exhibition, entitled Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit, opens on 19 March and runs until 18 April 2020 at Huxley-Parlour in Mayfair, London. Press views can be arranged for 17 and 18 March.

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