Artifice of Paradise at BISCHOFF/WEISS traces the narrative of landscapes that Louise Thomas has visited in her paintings: 1930’s Italy, lidos, Victorian hospitals, American resorts, abandoned estates, and now amusement parks. While attempting to capture fleeting moments of experience, Thomas questions the architectural structures she finds within their political and historical contexts. Waterfalls, lazy rivers, and spas create an illusion of temporal tranquility upon backgrounds of modernist architecture sinking into Jurassic nostalgia. The paintings convey the cosmopolitan dream of escape mixed with the uncanny as they critique the mechanical structures of contemporary tourism, leisure, and entertainment industries.
|Duration||05 July 2013 - 18 September 2013|
|Times||Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Also by appointment.|
|Address||14a Hay Hill London W1J 8NZ, ,|
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