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Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader
Installation view of Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader

Artworks

Milk by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Gate (for Oliver Winchester) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Blue Plastic Bag by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Pile of Oranges by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Shunga Tea Time (After Kuniyoshi) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Trees by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Orange Juice by Gareth Cadwallader, 2015
Landscape by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Egg by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Sculpture by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
View from The Sailor Girl IV by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Coffee by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019

Gareth Cadwallader

Half-Lowered Eyelids

18 January – 16 February 2019

Josh Lilley is pleased to present Half-Lowered Eyelids, British painter Gareth Cadwallader's first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Buoyed by crystalline composition from a school of rigor and obsession connecting Paolo Uccello and Vladimir Tatlin, Cadwallader paints small Realist jewel portals never larger than 10 x 8 inches depicting acts that cannot be quantified. These acts include looking, thinking, and relaxing.

Cadwallader controls the viewers eye with understated precision, creating subliminal, sanguine and total balance. His scenes of nature and flat light, aloof from culture and history, depict a place where banality is psychedelic and time can slow to a stop. Cadwallader paints chimera scenes of obscure, unpinnable portent that are composed of familiar elements. They offer beauty without resolution.

Half-Lowered Eyelids is the most substantial presentation of the artists work to date, comprising 11 works exhibited for the first time along with Milk, first shown in the 2018 John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist's book, available at the gallery for the run of the show.

Gareth Cadwallader (b. 1979, Swindon, UK) studied at the Royal College of Art, London, Slade School of Fine Art, London, and Hunter College, New York. In the past 15 years he has participated in solo and group exhibitions at Hannah Barry, the Saatchi Gallery and Josh Lilley, London; Choi and Lager, Cologne; Le Vecteur, Charleroi, Belgium; and the Peckham Pavilion, Venice. Cadwallader lives and works in London, and has been represented by Josh Lilley since spring 2018.