Whitechapel born and bred Rachel Jones is displaying her first solo exhibition entitled ‘say cheeeeese’ at the Chisenhale Gallery this spring. Working with oil on canvas and paper, Jones’ builds on her previous work exploring the motif of obscured teeth and the orifices that contain them.
The bold lines and dense blocks of colour used by Jones in her new commission often clash and overlay, or sit uncomfortably side-by-side, creating differing perspectives. The viewer is invited, for example, to reconsider yellow’s association with happiness, and in so doing, to explore the possibility of myriad expressions that coexist simultaneously.
Making the most of the exhibition space, say cheeeeese uses freestanding walls and reveals all six of Chisenhale Gallery’s windows to allow daylight in, exposed in full for the first time since the 1980s.
Gallery opening hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm (during exhibitions).