DANIEL BENJAMIN GALLERY
ZONE 2 – NOTTING HILL + HOLLAND PARK
120 Kensington Park Rd, W11 2PW
Fri 28 June, 10am – 6pm
Sat 29 June, 10am – 10pm
Sun 30 June, 10am – 6pm
Daniel Benjamin Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Notting Hill. Founded in 2018, the gallery supports and exhibits selected living contemporary artists working with different mediums. During KCAW19, Daniel Benjamin Gallery presents Come Undone, the first solo exhibition by Ellie MacGarry. Through her paintings and ceramics, she foregrounds fleeting and intimate moments involving the body and its everyday transformations. MacGarry’s work considers the self-conscious body; the inside and out, the clothing and unclothing, the desperate desire to be seen and the even more desperate desire to be hidden. From the sexy theatre of assertive undressing to the humour and embarrassment of failing coverings, the intimacy of the everyday is put at centre-stage. There is a focus on the ever-changing parts of us; our clothes, which we keenly renew for the sake of reinvention or desire, and our hair and nails which endlessly shed and renew themselves. Often at a point of transition – half-unbuttoned, mid-haircut with the snipped hairs clumping on the shoulders, the bed as yet unmade or food which is yet to be eaten – there is a sense of privacy which has been broken down. Invites are issued; the viewer is urged to look in and come closer.