Sphinx of Black Quartz, Judge My Vow

9 December 2020 – 30 January 2021. PALFREY is thrilled to present Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow, a show that explores elements of allegory, joke-telling and narrative postures in painting today. A pangram is a sentence designed to include all letters of the alphabet. “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is […]

Evangelia Dimitrakopoulou: Phaneromene

14 – 31 October 2020.  PALFREY is very glad to present Phaneromene, a show by Evangelia Dimitrakopoulou. Focusing on an admixture of the everyday domestic materials, vinegar and soda (sodium bicarbonate), this installation concocts a live chemical reaction. Soda and vinegar are conventionally used to clean and sterilize surfaces. Here the fizzing, foaming, bubbling brew […]

Damian Griffiths: One More First Time

9 September – 3 October 2020. PALFREY is pleased to present One More First Time, a new assemblage by Damian Griffiths. This exhibition combines photography, machines, found objects and sculptural installation. At its core are Griffiths’ photographs. These deceptively complex images are calibrated to traverse the gamut of documentary practice, the everyday and postconceptual photography. Taking pleasure in the contingent textures, layerings […]

Richard Hughes and Bernadette Kerrigan: The Lie-By

29 July – 29 August 2020. PALFREY is glad to reopen with The Lie-By, an exhibition of new sculptures by Richard Hughes and new paintings by Bernadette Kerrigan. The elements of this exhibition suggest themselves as proximal objects more commonly associated with a recumbent body, such as a blanket, the headstone of a grave or the […]

Laura Ní Fhlaibhín: Róisín, silver, rockie

22 January – 22 February 2020. PALFREY is thrilled to present Róisín, silver, rockie,the first London solo show by Laura Ní Fhlaibhín.  Sifting stories, materials and traces associated with site, memory, myth, narratives of care and the casting of spells, Ní Fhlaibhín creates complex but pithy material scenarios. These may incorporate condensed sculptural images, mineral deposits, […]

Gerard Hemsworth: Works from the 70s

23 October – 30 November 2019. PALFREY gladly presents ‘Works from the 70s’ by Gerard Hemsworth. Widely known over the last two decades for his cool yet anxious line drawings and paintings, Gerard Hemsworth first came to public attention in the early 1970s through his text works. Concerned with the reflexive relationship between art and its audience, these […]

Daniel Pettitt: Granite and Rainbow

19 September – 18 October 2019. PALFREY presents Granite and Rainbow, the first London solo show by Daniel Pettitt. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2017, Pettitt has elaborated his painting within a register of allusive and speculative abstraction. Ingesting an eclectic mix of visual and cultural materials, such as lyrical abstraction, everyday […]

Benjamin Brett: The Taciturn Moth

26 June – 13 July 2019. PALFREY presents The Taciturn Moth, a solo exhibition by Benjamin Brett. Evoking frameworks of a narrative deprived of a protagonist, The Taciturn Moth is an installation that incorporates painting, sculpture and audio. The work poses a variety of placeholders to insinuate and investigate the presence of something that isn’t there, in a manner reminiscent […]

Martina Schmuecker: Basement

22 May – 15 June 2019. PALFREY is glad to present Basement, a solo exhibition by Martina Schmuecker. This forms part of her ongoing project The House, a series of site-specific works each using elements of a given architectural site to expand imaginations of domestic space. For the duration of the exhibition the space is […]

Cute Places

26 January – 21 February 2019. What if we both imagine something and it is more or less similar to each other. It is a picture of a place we spent some time together between 2013 and 2015. It had a big plant, an old wooden floor, a piano that was out of tune, and a […]

Jonathan Clark: Early Life and Education

21 November – 15 December 2018. Nobody asked for a solipsistic interlude. But what if it helped? Oh yeah? When frenzied skies burn? The timing looks bad for sure. But how about a solipsism piloted not by a cloistered self or by severance of the outward gaze or by a cauterising of the social graft […]

Not Dream of Islands

29 September – 20 October 2018. ‘Dawn came back and they were still in cities; No marvellous creature rose up from the water… Some waving pilgrims were describing islands. “The gods,” they promised, “visit us from islands, Are stalking head-up, lovely through the cities; Now is the time … to sail with them across the […]

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