From Tuesday 21 September 2021 to Thursday 14 June 2022, internationally acclaimed artist Simone Fattal is exhibiting in the UK for the first time, displaying watercolours, collages, and sculptures of clay and bronze. Imagining the brick-lined gallery to be a giant kiln, Fattal creates a procession of her characteristic ceramic figures embarking on a spiritual and physical metamorphosis.
For her first solo presentation in the UK, internationally acclaimed artist, Simone Fattal leads us on a journey of transformation. Imagining the large, brick-lined gallery to be a giant kiln, Fattal fills the space with a procession of her characteristic ceramic figures who are embarking on a spiritual and physical metamorphosis. Elements of an ancient landscape appear throughout the space; a delicate ceramic ladder, a series of carved architectural stele and a Mesopotamian ziggurat temple – connecting earth to heaven – inspire ideas around ascension and emancipation. A series of black and white etchings, drawn from Fattal’s memories of Damascus, as a garden paradise, appear as maps or windows for the voyagers.
The exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm.