MADDOX GALLERY PRESENTS 'BETWEEN THE LINES', FEATURING 40 EVOCATIVE WORKS
Maddox Gallery is showcasing Between the Lines, a group exhibition of text-based works by the likes of Tracey Emin, Christopher Wool, Ed Ruscha, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Harland Miller, The Connor Brothers and Richard Prince. From 5th until 26th June, the show will be exploring the symbiotic relationship between the written word and visual world. Between the Lines celebrates the beauty of language and its aesthetic importance as portrayed by some of the greatest contemporary artists of our time.
Featuring over 40 evocative works, all of which carry a depth of meaning that go far beyond their appearance, the exhibition highlights the interplay between language and image and the power of words in modern society. With the onset of the digital age and the emergence of a new language reliant on abbreviations or constrained to 140 characters, the revival of the written word has become a central point in the work of many artists.
Harking back to the poetic cut-ups technique that was integral to William Burroughs’ practice in the 1960s, artists such as Harland Miller, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ed Ruscha have long incorporated and recontextualised phrases, advertising slogans, billboards and book titles to form a new narrative that is as immediate and impactful as colour and texture.
Comprised of a broad range of notable works such as ‘I Want To Be Inside EU‘ by The Connor Brothers and ‘Everybody Is Full Of Shit’ by Mel Bochner, Between the Lines makes a statement about the effect of language and its influence on artistic practice over the past fifty years.
Maddox Gallery is fast emerging as one of the most stylish young international contemporary art destinations. Dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of blue-chip, established and emerging artists from across the globe, in under five years the galleries have built a reputation for exhibiting exclusive, cutting-edge work from the likes of Bradley Theodore, Coco Dávez, Jerkface, Banksy and David Yarrow.
Established in 2015, the beautiful 3750 square foot Victorian townhouse located on Maddox Street in the heart of Mayfair, has become a cultural hub for collectors, buyers, artists and art-lovers. Three more West London-based galleries have since opened, with one situated in Westbourne Grove and two in Shepherd Market.
In December 2017, the Maddox Gallery group opened its first international gallery in the prestigious alpine ski resort of Gstaad, Switzerland. Maddox Gallery Los Angeles is the newest gallery location and first in the United States, having opened its doors in September 2018. I’m really looking forward to seeing ‘Between The Lines’ and will be keeping a close eye on the Maddox Gallery’s exciting schedule for summer 2019!