Event Date and time: 20 January – 18 February
Venue details: Everard Read London | 80 Fulham Rd, Kensington, London SW3 6HR
Organisers: Everard Read London
Event website: Southern Abstraction
Event cost: Free
Everard Read London opened southern abstraction, a group exhibition, on 20 January 2017. Participating artists include Ricky Burnett, Galia Gluckman, Liza Grobler, Syndi Kahn, Vusi Khumalo, Bronwyn Lace, Richard Penn, Lyndi Sales, Penelope Stutterheime, Andrzej Urbanski and Philippe Uzac.
Included in the exhibition are two works by Liberty Battson, 2014 winner of the Barclays L’atelier Award – South Africa’s most prestigious art competition for artists between ages 21 and 35. Battson’s paintings are part of the body of work made for her solo exhibition at our partner gallery, CIRCA Cape Town, in December 2016.
Deploying statistics to govern her abstraction, Battson uses Google and its in-built feature -“search suggest” or “Google instant” which numerically ranks the most searched for results. Her work skilfully extracts, distils and translates information from the search engine and presents her findings in intriguing matrices that are also ravishingly beautiful.