Dancing in the Dark – a solo exhibition by artist Alexis Soul-Gray – opens at Liminal Gallery in Margate in January.
The new body of paintings by the Devon-based artist focuses on a children’s party, devoid of parents.
The figures Soul-Gray creates dissolve into abstraction and are over-run with colour. Her paintings touch on history, memory and the passing of time, particularly surrounding loss and grief. Works on vintage knitting patterns and vintage ephemera are covered with oil paint acting as a protective shield, sheltering or covering up forms.
Alexis has just completed her first international solo exhibition with Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, a huge exhibition with almost 40 works all of which sold. In 2023 she will have further international solo exhibitions as well as graduating from her MA course at the Royal College of Art.
The 42-year-old lives and works in Devon and is currently studying MA Painting at The Royal College of Art. She is an alumni of The Royal Drawing School having completed the Postgraduate Drawing Year between 2006-7.
Alexis has held lecturing positions in universities, worked as an independent curator and is a 2021 and 2022 recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting. She has recently been artist in residence at Exeter Phoenix Gallery and Artist House Kadenowka, Poland.
All are welcome to celebrate the opening of ‘Dancing in the Dark’ on Saturday 7th January, 5pm-8pm, sponsored by Old Dairy Brewery. The exhibition runs until January 29.
Liminal Gallery specialises in emerging to mid-career contemporary artists working across the UK and Ireland. The gallery is based at 34 Fort Hill, Margate.
For the first weekend of an exhibition: Saturday 5pm – 8pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm
During the exhibition’s run: Thursday 11am – 4pm and Saturday 11am – 3pm
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