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image for Exhibition item typeLouisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather at Oriel MOSTYN Gallery

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Exhibition, Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019, free entry

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We are delighted to present the first solo exhibition in a UK institution of the work of Switzerland born and Zurich based artist Louisa Gagliardi.

Gagliardi’s work pulls apart the construction of an image, and of our society, in a digital age, while appearing to explore the codes and history of painting. Her works pose questions around ideas of figure and ground, flatness and depth. Working digitally initially – using a freehand digital illustration tool – her pieces are later seemingly translated into paintings. Although brushstrokes might seem apparent, her works are digitally printed, replacing paint for printing ink, canvas for PVC and traditional lacquer for a gel material – mediums that are perhaps more at home with the advertising industry than they are with weighty history of painting. As a whole, the appearance of her pieces is caught in a state between human and machine, reflecting the confused, surreal tone of much of the images and worlds she portrays.

Presenting both new and existing works, this exhibition places a spotlight on the defining factors of Gagliardi’s practice, which has also turned to the location of the gallery for inspiration. In various ways, the works explore the urban environment and the countryside, and the conflict that can arise between the two. Dissatisfaction and the inability to be content in the present moment are recurring themes distilled into representations of urban and natural settings.

While the works in Under the Weather deal, in part, with MOSTYN’s own setting, they also address Gagliardi’s biography and upbringing. The environment of nature played an important role in Gagliardi’s early years and the city is where the innocence of childhood has gradually faded – symbolised through the figures that populate her works. The figures seem passive and submissive to elements and threats and, through their apparent longing for things past, exist in situations that seem unresolved.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Nov 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019 10:30 to 16:00
Closed Mondays.

Prices

Free entry

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

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Sat 3 Mar - Tue 31 Dec In Addition: An exhibition of artist editions
Sat 6 Oct - Sun 27 Jan Ruth Thomas: Last Words
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 27 Jan In-sight 16: Helfa Gelf artists
Sat 17 Nov - Sun 3 Mar Josephine Meckseper
Sat 17 Nov - Sun 3 Mar Louisa Gagliardi: Under the Weather

Address

12 Vaughan Street,
Llandudno,
LL30 1AB

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Map reference: SH 784820  Lat: 53.32092 Long: -3.82699

Follow the A470 into the town centre; turn left where signed to the railway station and the gallery.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Llandudno station

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