Declan Jenkins: I sing of armoires…
06/09/17 – 29/09/17
Private view on 5 September, 6-8pm
With an talk between the artist and Catherine Daunt, The Hamish Parker Curator of Modern & Contemporary Graphic Art, British Museum.
The online catalogue includes an introduction with Eileen Cooper, OBE, RA.
Sims Reed Gallery is pleased to announce that its autumn schedule begins with British contemporary artist Declan Jenkins’ first solo exhibition, I sing of armoires…, taking place from 6 – 29 September 2017. Jenkins, a recent Royal Academy Schools graduate, is known primarily for his woodcut prints and performative poems, is showcasing an exciting new series of monumental hand-coloured woodcuts.
The exploration of the human figure, self-consciousness and our negotiation with space and figures has always been a central concern in Jenkins work. The artist’s new series explores the human body in relation to space within contemporary life, whilst pushing the limits of the medium. The exhibition’s title refers to a quote from Virgil’s The Aeneid, ‘I sing of arms…’, and features human figures enclosed in chambers mimicking furniture, edged with geometric patterns inspired by marquetry, tribal art and the rhythms of Aboriginal painting.