Lead Me Not Into Temptation @ Block 336

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October 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Block 336
336 Brixton Rd
London SW9

Bitten apple image

Lead Me Not Into Temptation is a solo exhibition of new work by artist and Block 336 founding director Jane Hayes Greenwood.

It consists of paintings, works on paper and a major sculptural installation.

The show continues Hayes Greenwood’s exploration of desire, shame and the erotic body.

In the exhibition the desired and the consumable are framed in an Eden-like landscape that references personal, art and apocryphal histories.

Hayes Greenwood entangles images of bodies and food and appropriates from a wide range of sources including historic Ethiopian mural painting, Gothic carving, fifties confectionery and contemporary visual culture. Different elements are juxtaposed and rub against each other to generate unlikely and often humorous associations.

With a seductive pop palette and slick graphic lines, Hayes Greenwood’s paintings feign clarity and calm while alluding to other worlds of greedy excess and anxious uncertainty. Pictorial absurdity is used as a device to disguise complex and multi-layered meanings and hint at narratives that twist the familiar into something more disturbing.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a free printed publication featuring images of the artist’s work with newly commissioned text by Thomas Groves.

The exhibition is supported by The Arts Council England, City & Guilds of London Art School and the Girlpower Collection.

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