29 February - 28 March
Father and daughter team Mick and Florence Hutchings have created a small tidal wave throughout the London – and international painting scene. Mick, a stalwart of the London painting scene for years, in a sense paved the way for his daughter, recent Slade School of Fine Art alum Florence, who – after being collected by Saatchi and other major international collections, has become a rising figure in the international art community.
Together, their works create an impressive dialogue about relationships, techniques, and interests. Both Florence and Mick prioritize a process that involves paint, collage and drawing; both elevate the domesticity of their surroundings by painting that which is familiar to them: their studios, their homes, their seemingly insignificant surroundings. Perhaps what most evidently distinguishes the two is their unbridled use of collage – building layers and narrative through material, and shaping the canvas in a rudimentary yet telling way: a bit of paper suggests a bowl, a hunk of canvas alludes to a vase, a random scrap of wood becomes a flower petal.
Together, there is an interesting dialogue between Florence and Mick as related but different artists, linked through familial bonds, artistic interest, and style, but as two separate artists with distinct and individual practices. After her sell-out (one-week) show at Beers London in the 2019 Summer Marathon, Florence and her father show together at Beers London for the first time. The show is tellingly titled ‘A Kindred Spirit‘.
The gallery is a 3 minute walk from Old Street station (exit 8). Alternatively Shoreditch High Street and Moorgate stations are approximately 15 minutes walk from the Gallery.
Buses: The 43, 205 and 214 stop close by on City Road.
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