Georgia Gardner Gray: NDE, 08 Sep 2022 — 22 Oct 2022

Georgia Gardner Gray: NDE

Georgia Gardner Gray presents NDE, an exhibition of new works, spanning painting, sculpture and theatre – marking her first solo presentation in the UK.

Sadie Coles | Kingly Street, 62 Kingly Street,
London W1B 5QN, UK

Referring to the phenomenon of a ‘Near Death Experience’, Gardner Gray’s tableau recalibrates the simulacra of modernity alongside supernatural elements, to evoke a shifting paradigm away from fetishised objects and disembodied moods – to immanent rapture. The body of work centres on an exploration of the everyday incidents, labours and archetypes that constitute life now; pursuing an open-ended narrative composed by ubiquitous consumer products, stock imagery, somatic and psychological states, marked by brief memetic punchlines. Through these scenographies Gardner Gray attempts to probe our system of belief, staging pert encounters with the binary symbols that we read: seedy, respectable, educated, uneducated, subversive, conformist, real, imaginary, etc. She reveals the pervasive social maps for passing temporal judgement.

The eponymously titled play NDE (Near Death Experience) opens with the near death of a wounded soldier in an unspecified future World War. He finds himself in an out-of-body experience, travelling through scenes of his brief life. Puncturing the rhapsodic, the highfalutin themes are folded between the petty microaggressions of everyday modern life.

Performances of NDE will take place during during Frieze Week 2022:

Frieze Week evening: Monday 10 October, 6pm BST

Frieze Week matinée: Tuesday 11 October, 12pm BST

Runtime: 45 minutes

Contacts & Details
Tue – Sat 11am – 6pm
Sun, Mon
T: +44 20 7493 8611

Sadie Coles | Kingly Street, 62 Kingly Street,
London W1B 5QN, UK

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