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Viewing Caroline Walker: Lisa

Caroline Walker made headlines back in February with Birth Reflections, her moving exhibition at the Fitzrovia Chapel exploring life on a maternity ward. Now she’s the subject of a new solo show at Stephen Friedman Gallery that traces the daily life of her sister-in-law Lisa as she becomes a mother. You’ll see Lisa packing a bag for the hospital, watching television whilst feeding the baby, and folding items of clothing into a drawer. Also worthy of note are the artist’s intimate studies of night feeds.

Walker’s personal portrayals of those close to her are carefully constructed and demand slow, considered looking. She begins the creative process by shadowing her subject and taking photographs of key moments that define their daily routine. Using this photographic material as a reference point, she then creates loose pencil and charcoal drawings, technical compositions and oil sketches. Her paintings are produced freehand from this preparatory material.

Walker explains that the works ‘combine a factual record of something that photographs represent, and my memories or emotional response to being in a particular place or spending time with the people I paint’. Prepare to stop, stare, and be seduced by her vision.

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29 April 2022 — 28 May 2022
The Wick - Christian Marclay
Vertical Cuts (White Door)
Altered wooden door
194.6 x 27.5 x 13.5 cm | 76 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.
© Christian Marclay. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Christian Marclay: Doors

Visual Arts
The Wick - Cog X
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Doing Cog X 2023

Business, Design, Visual Arts
The Wick - Circadian Reset, 2023
Oil on canvas
150 x 130 cm
Copyright The Artist
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Viewing Dazzle Camouflage

The Wick - Gabriel de la Mora
1,707, 2023
Signed backwards and dated backwards
Acrylic on turkey feathers
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. / 30 x 30 x 4 cm.  © Gabriel de la Mora. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor
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Viewing Gabriel de la Mora: FRAGMENTXS

Visual Arts
The Wick - This Island Sunrise, curated by Simon Andrews, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 31 August - 24 September 2023 © The Artist/s, courtesy Simon Andrews and Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Photo: Katie Morrison
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Viewing This Island Sunrise

Design, Visual Arts
The Wick - General view of the atmosphere at the FTWeekend festival at Kenwood House on September 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for FTWeekend Festival - FT Live) Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack
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Doing FT Weekend Live Festival