LEAD ME NOT INTO TEMPTATION
Jane Hayes Greenwood
PV: 13th October 2017 | 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 14th Oct – 10th Nov 2017
We are pleased to present Lead Me Not Into Temptation, a solo exhibition of new work by the artist and Block 336 Founding Director Jane Hayes Greenwood.
Comprising paintings, works on paper and a major sculptural installation – Lead Me Not Into Temptation continues the artist’s exploration of desire, shame and the erotic body. In the exhibition the desired and the consumable are framed within an Eden-like landscape that references personal, art and apocryphal histories.
Hayes Greenwood entangles images of bodies and food and appropriates from a wide range of sources. From historic Ethiopian mural painting, Gothic carving, fifties confectionary and contemporary visual culture; different elements are juxtaposed and rub-up against each other to generate unlikely and often humorous associations. Exploiting a seductive pop palette and slick graphic lines, Hayes Greenwood’s paintings feign clarity and calm whilst alluding to other worlds of greedy excess and anxious uncertainty. Pictorial absurdity is used as a device to disguise complex and multi-layered meanings and hint at narratives that twist the familiar into something more disturbing.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a free printed publication that features images of the artist’s work with newly commissioned text by Thomas Groves.
A number of events will be held in connection with the exhibition.
Details will be announced soon.
The exhibition is kindly supported by The Arts Council England, City & Guilds of London Art School and GIRLPOWER COLLECTION.