Private View: Thursday, 20th February, 6–9pm
Performance by Daria Blum at 7.30pm
23/24 Margaret Street
Fitzrovia, W1W 8RU
‘Marigolds’ is a group exhibition featuring works by Daria Blum, Guendalina Cerruti and Mary Stephenson, hosted by Harlesden High Street.
The three artists insert paintings, sculptures, and live performances into an empty Fitzrovia office space; using elements of humour, tragedy, and nostalgia, they navigate the territories between the workplace and domesticity, apathy and neurosis, chaos and control.
Daria Blum works across performance, video, music, and installation to consider the awkwardness of performance, thematizing conflicts in self-representation and the use of the performing (female) body. She recently exhibited at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo; Il Colorificio, Milano (solo); MAXXI Museum, Rome; Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga; Annka Kultys Gallery and Somerset House, London; Kunstmuseum Luzern. She currently studies at the Royal Academy Schools. www.dariablum.com
Guendalina Cerruti (b.1992, Milan, Italy) lives and works in London after graduating from an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2017. Guendalina’s work consists of installations, sculptures and paintings, micro-universes dense with sentiment, sarcasm and psychological depth, creating aesthetic and emotive experiences which lie between reality, representation and imagination. Recent exhibitions include: Vivace, Balcony Gallery, Lisboa, Garland, Treignac Project, Treignac, Playful Agressions, Greengrassi, London, Love you, Bye, Studiolo, Milan and That’s IT, MAMBO, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna. www.guendalinacerruti.co.uk
Mary Stephenson was born and raised in London. Spending a short period living and working in Madrid and then Lisbon, Stephenson now resides back in London where she studies full time at The Royal Academy Schools. www.mary-stephenson.com