Shadowy Nuance and Colourful Movement (FIONA GRADY)

September 13, 2021

Guest artist FIONA GRADY

joins me to chat about her work via Jun'ichirō Tanazaki's 1933 essay 'In Praise of Shadows'. The text describes eastern aesthetics being driven by the west, resulting in the loss of Japanese tradition and the loss of the shadow. 

Fiona Grady and I discuss her own praise of shadows, working with semi translucent colours on glass, wall murals and watercolours which celebrate subtlety, reflection and the elusiveness of the object of which, I'm quite certain, Tanazaki would approve. 



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'Close to Home: The Everyday Sublime' JGM Gallery til 25 Sep 2021

'Kaleidoscope Prisms' Canary Wharf til end October 2021

'The Factory Project' October 2021

upcoming at The Foundry Gallery 2022



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Eric Thorpe

Félix González-Torres

Fumio Asakura

Gordon Matta-Clark

Hannah Luxton

James Turrell

Jane Hayes Greenwood

Julie F Hill

Linda Hemmersbach 

Nick Stavri

Poppy Whatmore

Sol leWitt

Tim Ralston

Vivienne Maier

Yukako Shibata



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Leonard Koren 'Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers' 1984

Maggie Nelson 'The Argonauts' 2015



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JGM Gallery, London

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