BLACK DIAMOND GALLERY PRESENTS:
Falls the Shadow
A series of allegorical still lifes by Kieran Ingram
Exhibition Dates: November 10 – December 8, 2018
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
-T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men
October 19th, 2018 (Brooklyn, NY) - Black Diamond Gallery is pleased to announce Falls the Shadow, the gallery’s first solo exhibition with UK based artist, Kieran Ingram. The exhibition will feature a series of ten oil paintings on canvas. The gallery will host an opening reception on November 10, from 7-9pm, the artist will be in attendance.
FALLS THE SHADOW is both a literal and figurative description of Ingram’s latest body of work. Heavily influenced by poetry and classic literature, the artist incorporates elements from T.S. Eliot’s, The Hollow Men, and the literary practice of beginning a narrative at the crucial moment of action, known as “in media res”, to create a collection of allegorical still lifes meant to highlight the dynamics driving contemporary discourse.
Ingram’s distinctive style weaves aspects of surrealism, symbolism and classic literature into delicate and enigmatic imagery laden with nuance and significance. Thick with the tension of unrealized eventualities, each painting portrays meticulously rendered objects suspended, mid-motion, isolated and occasionally fragmented, casting shadows against bare walls in a state of perpetual aposiopesis.
The artist’s juxtaposition of disparate objects, both man-made and naturally occurring, exist together, without obvious rationale, as an emblematic characterization of our current culture, where context has been relegated to secondary consideration and discrepant information feeds preemptive conclusions and reactions.
About the Artist:
Kieran Ingram (1989) born in Perth, Australia, currently lives and works in the UK. At the age of 17, Ingram was awarded a scholarship to study classical drawing and painting techniques at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. He completed his studies in 2009, and relocated to London where he established a studio and began exhibiting in the UK, Australia, and the U.S. Kieran has received numerous awards for his work including the Emerging Artist Award, Cossack Art Awards, People's Choice Award, Buxton Spa Prize and Young Artist Prize, Midwest Art Awards and continues to exhibit internationally.
About Black Diamond Gallery
Black Diamond Gallery was founded in 2018 by independent curator, Lynzy Blair. The gallery hosts regular exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists with a particular focus on contemporary paintings, photography, works on paper, and immersive installations.
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