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Nick Goss

Green Lanes

Green Lanes. It sounds pastoral, nostalgic, faintly utopian – like some network of ancient drovers’ tracks and holloways that endures furtively in a pocket of deep England. But Green Lanes could hardly be further from such a place: it is a drawn-out urban thoroughfare, which slices for miles through the suburbs of north London, abutted by old retail parades, housing estates and supermarkets, by ranks of semi-detached houses and parks that renounced their claims to rural retreat well over a century ago.

24 September 2020

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Christof Mascher

Presence Above All

Christof Mascher’s Street turns river, a 2015 painting in oil on board, is an urban nocturne washed with the pale purply blue that belongs only to a clear night beneath a big moon. Gas streetlamps set cream-coloured orbs on either side of the scene, repoussoir glass gems from a European city of the 1820s. A boulevard carves through the landscape, parcelling it up. The painting is tight, everything in its proper place.

7 September 2020

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Gareth Cadwallader

Painting in the world, around the world

Shortly after the opening of Half-Lowered Eyelids, his first solo exhibition at Josh Lilley in January 2019, Gareth Cadwallader left his South London home to paint in the world. A painter with a meticulous, private methodology in art and life, the following images are all that we know about the genesis of the three works ultimately presented at Art Basel Miami Beach in December of that year.

25 August 2020

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Nicholas Hatfull

Sky and vapour

Josh Lilley first showed Nicholas Hatfull's iPad sky drawings — unique archival pigment prints on Somerset paper, modest but glowing — in the 2019 group show of painters' preparatory works Preparing for What. A year later we are proud to introduce and offer the first large oils derived from this daily digital practice.

25 August 2020

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Derek Fordjour

SHELTER

SHELTER, Derek Fordjour's 2020 solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, was both a compact survey of the artist's recent work and a site-specific installation that placed the viewer in a position of temporary safety from a heavy storm.

25 August 2020

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Ryan Mosley

What People Do

A year ago, Ryan Mosley was approached by the Contemporary Art Society, a heritage charity and consultancy that acquires British artworks for public display around the nation, to submit a proposal for the lobby of a skyscraper growing in London. This skyscraper, 22 Bishopsgate, would be second in size, nationwide, to Renzo Piano’s Shard, and would dwarf the landmarks of the city’s colossus-choked financial center. Paintings, thought this painter of paintings, would not fit for this space.

25 August 2020

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Ian Davis

Cruise Ship

Initiated in late 2019 and finished in June 2020, Ian Davis’ Cruise Ship evolved through a changing global reality, and the artist's iconic figures in matching clothes never arrived, never populated the scene. The cruise ship became a ghost ship — its trajectory, its past and its future, elusive. The rippling wake signals motion, but its unclear who is steering.

24 August 2020

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Nicholas Hatfull

An Autumn Afternoon

There’s an alley that reappears in Nicholas Hatfull’s recent paintings. It is an alley from An Autumn Afternoon (1962), Yasujirō Ozu’s final film.

24 August 2020

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Kathleen Ryan

The Journey of Bad Melon (Party Girl)

Altogether more moist and pulpy than the citrus fruits with which the series debuted at Josh Lilley in October 2018, the Bad Melon works conjure another tangible, tactile aspect of ‘badness’.

24 August 2020

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Kathleen Ryan

Ghost Palm

Kathleen Ryan’s Ghost Palm was commissioned in 2019 for the second edition of the biennial Desert X, an exhibition of site-responsive artworks in Southern California’s Coachella valley in the spring of 2019. A lifesize rendering of the Washingtonia filifera (desert palm) in steel, plastics and glass, Ghost Palm sat along the San Andreas Fault, the meeting point of two tectonic plates.

24 August 2020

Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020
Installation view of Beacon at Josh Lilley, presenting Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020

Artworks

Ming Ying: The Last Rose by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Nicole Coson: Exoskeleton by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Trine Struwe: Untitled by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2019
Sam Creasey: Hit The Ground Running by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2019
Ed Compson: parasympathetic system by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Shir Cohen: Child Eater by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Tom Harker: Energy Lines  by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
 M. Jacinta Silva Armstrong: A Night (You I Do Not See) by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2019
Ella McVeigh: Turning by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
 Hengzhi Gong: The Barber by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Francesca Mollett: Kiss of Seedcake by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Betsey Kilpatrick: Low Tide by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Gianna Dispenza: Grief by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Hong Ming Siu: Craft I by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Shardul Shekhar: I was scattered all over , Please pick up those pieces ! by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2019
Jess Beige: Soft and Hard Community Assemblage by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2019
Xiaoxue Tang: Bricks by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Kaiyan Chu: Roller Coaster by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Liang Yaya: Du Du Du Du by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Kenneth Winterschladen: 6 Bancroft by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Sasha Ferré: Là, fixée sur le sommet d’une montagne, elle se fond en eau et aujourd’hui encore ce bloc de marbre verse des larmes by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Yikuan Zhao: boxer and badguy by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
 Yang Xu: Walk with ‘Rapunzel Tail 25042020’ by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
 Tianyue Zhong: A Walking Bass  by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Safira Taylor: Untitled (Un.to) by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Pui Ching (Richard) Yeung: Who is Watching? by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Garrett Pruter: Innocence by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Qijun Li: Genesis by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Jukka Virkkunen: Twin Poles on Yellow (Field) by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Sae Yeoun Hwang: The Kick by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2019
Kiki Xuebing Wang: Untitled (Handbag) by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2019
Yun Ah Seo: On the day of reckoning. by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Lydia Pettit: Trouble in the House by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Adam Mc Gowan: Whistle by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Ariel Helyes: Coffin (Five Age-Shifted Selfies) by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Ellie Dragone:  3Bulges  by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Alexis Lee: Apotheosis of the Titan and the Sphinx by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Emily Moore: Black Woman and Child by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Ziang Wang: But Where to Go  by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020
Leon Pozniakow: “Untitled Photograph (Promise)” by Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020, 2020

Royal College of Art, MA Painting Programme 2020

Beacon

11 August – 11 September 2020

In light of MA degree shows being cancelled across the country this year, Josh Lilley is delighted to give a platform to the Royal College of Art painting programme 2020. The gallery has used its association with the Vortic Collect app to present Beacon: Selections from the 2020 Royal College of Art Painting programme.

For further information please contact painting@rca.ac.uk

Click here to download the Vortic Collect app and view the exhibitions in the virtual space.

Josh Lilley's galleries are currently undergoing a major expansion and renovation. We will reopen to the public in the first week of October 2020.