For the first exhibition at the LOEWE Miami Design District store, LOEWE FOUNDATION is proud to present a project curated by its Creative Director Jonathan Anderson. The exhibition embraces the disruptive beauty of the chance encounter, setting up unexpected conversations between the work of four major historical and contemporary British artists: Anthea Hamilton, Paul Nash, Lucie Rie and Rose Wylie. The exhibition will be installed in and around the 18th Century granary building which Anderson had transported to Miami from a small town on the border between Galicia and Portugal. Built out of stone and wood and originally used for grain storage, its dramatic, even surreal, presence in the space stages a meeting of past and present, embodying
LOEWE’s celebration of both tradition and modernity and embracing the potential of contradiction which is key to Anderson’s creative approach. At the heart of the exhibition is a group of ceramic vessels by the Austrian-born British studio potter Lucie Rie (1902-1995). Rie elevated the craft of ceramics to new aesthetic heights, creating objects defined by their delicate lines and refined functionality. Her crisp, stylised forms find echoes in the photographs of the British painter and celebrated war artist Paul Nash (1889-1946). Nash’s black and white photographs reveal the extraordinary in the everyday —a seaside bench, drying washing or a freshly ploughed field— finding beauty in shapes and textures that might otherwise be overlooked. In contrast, works by Rose Wylie (b. 1934) and Anthea Hamilton (b. 1978) dissect our contemporary moment, driven by the endless cycle of images we filter through each day. Wylie’s monumentally-scaled canvases vibrate with energy, colliding references drawn from mythology to popular culture while Hamilton’s sculptures use the body as a vehicle for exploring desire and design, melding the slick surfaces of pop with the intricately handcrafted.
- Paul Nash