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Beauty in the Everyday part 2 – Still Life Exhibition at Brixton East

Since we featured our new ceramicists in our previous post about our still life exhibition, we thought we’d give you a sneaky peek of some of the wall work which forms part of Beauty in the Everyday, Appreciating Still Life which is at Brixton East – open daily from 10.30-6pm from Friday November 25th until Sunday 27th November.

Cavaliero Finn presents work by former Jerwood Painting Fellow Susan Sluglett

We’d like to introduce you to former Jerwood Painting Fellow, Susan Slugett, an extremely accomplished painter and one whose work we are very proud to be exhibiting.

Jessica Lack, arts writer for The Guardian said: “Known for her expediency, she paints quickly, the subject matter guiding the emotional intensity of the paint. An upside-down wedding bouquet is rendered in a splatter of oil paint, as if it had been slammed to the ground in a fury of tears and shattered dreams…..

….In many ways she could be described as an old-fashioned still life painter, and certainly the recent painting ‘Decoy’ depicting a dropped bouquet was a personal challenge to, in her words ‘attempt a bunch of flowers’. There will always be great inventiveness in Sluglett’s paintings…. Yet at the heart is the need to understand the subjects she paints right down to their DNA.”

Already established as one of the leading graphic designers in her field with clients including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Mary McCartney to name but a few, Caroline Popham graduated from the new Graduate Diploma Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Arts this summer.   Cavaliero Finn is delighted to be the first contemporary gallery to exhibit her work as part of our Beauty in the Everyday Show.

Working with everyday, found materials and paint Caroline makes her own perception of beauty in a series of collages which highlight her extraordinary talent for harmoniously combining colour and form.

Taking the simple potato as his subject, Herne Hill’s very own Tony Beaver has spent years elevating them to portrait status, each one with their own distinctive personality.  Alongside the humble potato the artist shows an installation of bowl paintings, his inspiration taken from a variety of sources including the British Museum, Victoriana through to the enamelware, popular in the seventies and now having a resurgence. Tony’s paintings elevate the simple vessel into one of great beauty and simplicity.

Our full list of painters exhibiting as part of our Beauty in the Everyday show are: Cameron Fraser, DJ Lowrie, Helen Ballardie, Joseph Goody, Mia Cavaliero, Rebecca McLynn, Sue Blandford, Susan Sluglett, Susan Spencer, Tony Beaver, Alison Griffin, Trevor Burgess, and Caroline Popham.

They will be joined by ceramicists; Akiko Hirai, Yuta Segawa, Danuta Solowiej, Daniel Reynolds, Fliff, Carr, Graham Clayton, Jo Davies, Rowena, Brown, Jessica Thorn, Rhian Malin and Sophie Cook and designer-makers: Elli Popp, Galvin Brothers and Sam Edkins.

We very much look forward to seeing you during the course of the exhibition on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th of November (we are open from 10.30-6pm)

Brixton East can be found at 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF

All the best,
Debra and Juliana