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Riot of Objects / Cain and Abel Can’t and Able
14 March @ 10:00 am - 5 July @ 5:00 pm
These are two exhibitions on at Mostyn Gallery:
Riot of Objects is the first institutional presentation in the UK to focus solely on Kiki Kogelnik’s ceramic works. Considered one of the key figures of the post-war avant-garde, Kogelnik’s multidisciplinary oeuvre spans five decades. Her multifaceted artistic style evolved from painterly abstraction to Pop Art and the representation of the (female) body. Arranged chronologically, this exhibition demonstrates Kogelnik’s boundless capacity for invention and restless commitment to making.
Cain and Abel Can’t and Able presents a new body of work by artist Athena Papadopoulos. Working across sculpture, painting, text and sound, Papadopoulos’ practice defies traditional representations of the body, creating excessive, decaying and abject hybrid forms hovering between the worlds of the imagined and the real. The exhibition is inspired by her recently published book Cain and Abel Can’t and Able, which draws from the biblical story of Cain and Able as Papadopoulos reflects on her own personal experiences of sibling rivalry and competition within romantic relationships but also, crucially, the struggle between good and evil.