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Three Surrealists Show Us The Wisdom Of Escape

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 41 months ago
Three Surrealists Show Us The Wisdom Of Escape
Barbara Nati, Zeppelin from No farewell only endless goodbye series. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Barbara Nati, Zeppelin from No farewell only endless goodbye series. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Emily Allchurch Urban Chiaroscuro 4: Rome (after Piranesi), 2012. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Emily Allchurch Urban Chiaroscuro 4: Rome (after Piranesi), 2012. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Suzanne Moxhay, Mesa. Image courtesy Nancy Victor.
Suzanne Moxhay, Mesa. Image courtesy Nancy Victor.
Barbara Nati, Nave from No farewell only endless goodbye series. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Barbara Nati, Nave from No farewell only endless goodbye series. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Emily Allchurch, Urban Chiaroscuro 8: St. Petersburg (after Piranesi), 2012. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Emily Allchurch, Urban Chiaroscuro 8: St. Petersburg (after Piranesi), 2012. Image courtesy Nancy Victor
Suzanne Moxhay, Sirocco. Image courtesy Nancy Victor.
Suzanne Moxhay, Sirocco. Image courtesy Nancy Victor.

Gallery group shows can often be a bit of pot luck: you might like one artist but not the others and sometimes the works don't always complement each other. But this time we can recommend this exhibition sight unseen, as it features three female artists whose work has always impressed.

Nobody does post-apocalyptic devastation quite like Suzanne Moxhay, and her work has a cinematic quality to it. Her latest work is moving towards  the epic scale and we look forward to this new direction in her art.

Barbara Nati was one of the highlights of this year's Other Art Fair for her surreal juxtaposition of the future with the present. Her work is a playful mix of history and science fiction, with modes of transport always taking centre stage in her surreal digital collages.

Emily Allchurch has impressed us twice, once at the Mall Galleries and at the London Art Fair before that. Taking ideas from MC Escher yet forming a style all her own, she provides a unique take on the improbable — whether transporting London road signs to the countryside or creating seemingly impossible Italian Renaissance architecture.

This is a very strong line-up of surreal scenes and imagination let loose. One to look forward to.

The Wisdom of Escape is on at Nancy Victor, 6 Charlotte Place, W1S 1SG from 5-26 July. Admission is free.

Last Updated 03 July 2013