FRANCES FERDINANDS - ENDURING PATTERNS

Mar 05, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020   -   Frances Ferdinands
This exhibition of recent works by Sri Lankan-Canadian artist Frances Ferdinands marks a somewhat new departure in a forty-year artistic career and the artists first solo exhibition in Europe.

Inspired by the Pattern & Decoration Movement of the 1970s and 80s, Ferdinands uses the decorative visual space of the canvas to create paintings that make wide-reaching tangential connections across cultures. Ferdinands draws on her own migrant backgroundto 'amalgamate Western and South Asian concepts, belief systems and visual languages'. Through this synthesis she 'speaks to the 'in-between space' of varied social and cultural realities' that she inhabits.