Last year’s Griffin Art Prize winner, Chudamani Clowes, has a solo exhibition of the work she has completed during her six month studio stay with the gallery. Clowes work is about the history of Carnival, the history of Notting Hill and how elements like immigration, displacement of people and gentrification has affected the area. The exhibition references the Imperial International Exhibition, a world’s fair held in White City in 1909 which was full of things from exotic countries. Gallery Director, Becca Pelly-Fry (pic, with one of Clowes works) says: “I see this show as a self portrait as it represents the artists different selves.” It is a warm, colourful and fascinating show, look out for the amazing ceramics. Griffin Gallery, Evesham Street. White City on now until 2nd October.
If you want to learn more about White City, Duncan Smith, artistic director of ACAVA, will discuss art with Clowes as a part of the Griffin Gallery’s ‘In Conversation’ series on September 9th at 6.30pm. griffingallery