Dates: 15th May – 12th June 2009
Josh Lilley is delighted to open his first permanent gallery space at 44-46 Riding House Street in the heart of Fitzrovia. The inaugural exhibition, Daily Miracles, brings together ten British-based painters, each enjoying growing recognition in the UK and internationally, and presents a specific insight into the vitality and strength of new painting in London.
These are very much not the paintings of everyday life! While they may have their root in observing the now, these artists can be seen to be tilting at introspection, embracing the idea of not having to be restricted to specific answers. Whether expressed in figurative or more abstract means, Daily Miracles focuses on paintings which prioritise the pleasures and potential of multiple readings, allowing the viewer to become embroiled in their alchemical playfulness and pretence at telling tales.
This sense of freedom allowed Gertrude Stein to believe that even though “…there aint going to be any answer, there never has been any answer…. that’s the answer!”…“one of the most pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come!”
Daily Miracles is co-curated by Josh Lilley and Sotiris Kyriacou.
Vicky Wright – Solo presentation, VOLTA NY 2009 Josh Lilley Gallery; John Moores Painting Prize 2008; 2 person show, MOT International 2008; Jerwood Painting Prize 2007; Finalist in National Portrait Gallery BP award 2003.
Ryan Mosley – Solo exhibition, Alison Jacques Gallery 2009; Solo exhibition Regina Gallery, Moscow 2009; Jerwood Painting Prize 2009; Solo exhibition Engholm Engelhorn Galerie Vienna 2008; Will feature in Newspeak – British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery 2010.