Alice Theobald, Louisa Gagliardi at Pilar Corrias: 25 February – 29 March 2017

Alice Theobald, The Next Step, 2016. Still from Digital HD video, 3D side by side, 11 minutes and 15 seconds

Pilar Corrias, London: 25 February – 29 March 2017
Private view: Friday 24 February, 6-8pm

Alice Theobald
Weddings and Babies

Pilar Corrias Gallery is pleased to present Weddings and Babies, Alice Theobald‘s second solo show with the gallery comprised of the artist’s recent 3D film work, The Next Step, new sculptures and sound based installation, devised around a scripted and unscripted human interaction.

Weddings and Babies explores the anxieties of ‘Thatcher’s Children’, the reconciliation of neoliberal and societal aspiration with the realities of parenthood and ageing, and the subsequent effect on relationships and language.

Alice Theobald (b. 1985 Leicester) lives and works in Huntingdon and graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014. Recent performances, exhibitions, and film screenings include: Two Queens, Leicester (2016); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2015/16); FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2016); Evelyn Yard, London (2016); Lisson Gallery, London (2015); Focal Point, Southend (2015), Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2015); Flat Time House, London (2015); Open Source, Gillett Square, London (2015); Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg (2015); South London Gallery, London (2014); Outpost, Norwich (2014); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2014); Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2013), Spike Island, Bristol (2014); V22, London (2013); Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2013); Gasworks, London (2013); The Horse Hospital, London (2013); ICA, Singapore (2012). She is currently working on an opera as a member of Ravioli Me Away ( w/ Siân Dorrer and Rosie Ridgway) at Wysing Arts Centre, touring to Nottingham Contemporary and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in 2018.

Louisa Gagliardi, Whispers in the Shade
25 February – 29 March 2017
Private view: Friday 24 February, 6-8pm

Louisa Gagliardi, Tense Shift, 2017. Ink on PVC, 170 x 115 cm

Louisa Gagliardi’s Whispers in the Shade plays with the suggestive nature of its own words, encapsulating an ambiguity between violence and sexuality which serves as metaphor for people’s relationship anxieties, both public and private. The paintings of this series depict a continuous tension between two role players, leaving the viewer unsure if the subjects are expressing feelings of pain and/or joy.

Louisa Gagliardi (b. 1989 Switzerland) lives and works in Zürich. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from ECAL in 2012. Since 2015 she has been focusing on her painting practice. She has recently exhibited at LUMA Foundation, Zürich; Tomorrow Gallery, New York City; König Galerie, Berlin; Istituto Svizzero, Roma, and Helmhaus, Zürich. She was featured in the book Vitamin P3: New Perspective on Painting by Phaidon at the end of 2016. Gagliardi received the Swiss Design Award in 2014.