Fiona Curran - RIFF/T
12 December 2013
We are delighted that Fine Artist and John Jones client Fiona Curran has been selected for inclusion in the group exhibition RIFF/T at Baltic39! The artist’s installations incorporate geometric patterns painted onto laser cut wood. These intricate objects are then placed next to needlepoint and a selection of found images and materials, creating a juxtaposition of found and handmade objects which pushes our perception of painting.
RIFF/T is a sequential two part exhibition between December 11th and March 2nd that focuses on painting, abstraction and representation trends that go beyond the canvas. The first part, RIFF, finds connections in the repeating patterns of the selected abstract works and includes Curran’s piece Yellow Afternoon 2013. The second part, RIFT, highlights processes of vandalism by re-appropriating images from art history and pop culture. Together, the exhibitions challenge traditional views on what contemporary painting means today.
Living and working in Manchester and London, Fiona is currently studying for her PHD at the Slade. She has showcased her practice in a selection of international group exhibitions, been commissioned for high profile projects (including the Royal London Hospital) and has given talks at the Courtauld, Oxford and Parsons. She has also had solo exhibitions across the UK including the critically acclaimed, Beach Fatigue, at Carslaw St. Luke’s earlier in 2013.
For more information about the artist grounds John Jones provide please contact a member of our team.