Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 showcases new commissions by Emii Alrai, Freya Dooley and Bryony Gillard in three concurrent solo presentations at Jerwood Arts in London.
Diverse in content and materials the works span sculpture, installation, moving image and sound; with each artist taking over a whole gallery to present their ideas.
Emii Alrai’s Passing of the Lilies is a layered installation which positions monumental sculptural forms alongside smaller clay pieces to interrogate the idea of value and the origins of artefacts.
Freya Dooley’s Temporary Commons is an immersive multi-channel sound installation that weaves dodgy plumbing, turbulent neighbours, bad weather, canned laughter, pets and etymology to describe experiences of connection, untethering, and futile attempts at control.
Bryony Gillard’s I dreamed I called you on the telephone is a moving-image work which considers loss, illness and time under late capitalism.
Now in its fifth year, Jerwood Solo Presentations creates a much needed platform for early-career artists to make and show new work. It provides a fully resourced opportunity for three artists to develop a significant new commission at a pivotal moment in their career. The resulting exhibition creates a unique space for conversation and experimentation, across and between disciplines.
Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 are selected and curated by Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts.