16 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 Flowers Gallery

Two side-by-side abstract paintings on a white wall feature vertical red rectangles centered on dark green backgrounds. Both rectangles are layered with smaller, darker shades of green and black, creating a sense of depth and symmetry.
Tess Jaray, Company I (diptych), 2021 Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 180 cm

A group summer exhibition celebrating the facets of contemporary abstraction.

Flowers Gallery is delighted to present Supernova, a group summer exhibition running from 16 July to 31 August 2024. This show celebrates the facets of contemporary abstraction, bringing together the works of eight women artists: Tess Jaray RA, Aida Tomescu, Katie Pratt, Carol Robertson, Lucienne O’Mara, Liza Giles, Freya Tewelde, and Diana Copperwhite.

Supernova explores the intricate relationships between space, memory, and perception. Each artist's unique approach contributes to a collective exploration of how we experience and interpret the world around us. From the meticulous layering and erasure of Aida Tomescu’s canvases, to Tess Jaray’s reduction and abstraction of architectural forms, and the geometric discipline and chaotic poetry in Lucienne O’Mara’s grids, the exhibition offers a diverse yet unified vision of contemporary abstraction and the narratives within it.

Diana Copperwhite (b. 1969) lives and works in Dublin and New York. Copperwhite's painting, The Right to be Forgotten, delves into the concept of erasing one's digital footprint, evoking a dreamlike space and raising questions about virtual archaeology.

Aida Tomescu (b. 1955) lives and works in Sydney. With the Crimson Word by Aida Tomescu is a painting titled after a poem by Paul Celan.

Tess Jaray RA (b. 1937) lives and works in London. Jaray transforms architectural inspiration into abstract compositions, examining spatial paradoxes through geometric forms and patterns.

Katie Pratt (b. 1969) lives and works in London. Her work explores the human need for organisation amidst disorder.

Carol Robertson (b. 1955) lives and works in London. Robertson finds that geometry, particularly the circle, provides the freedom to channel sensory or poetic material within its refined parameters.

Lucienne O’Mara (b.1989) lives and works in London. Her work disrupts the linear grid with emotive colour and brushwork, reflecting the chaotic rhythm of life through her repetitive use of squares.

Liza Giles (b.1971) lives and works in London. Giles’ paintings communicate directly through the use of colour, shape, composition and scale.

Freya Tewelde (b. 1977) lives and works in London. Tewelde is a multidisciplinary artist who employs abstraction to highlight the post-Afro-diasporic perspective.

Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ

Further Information: Supernova | Flowers Gallery