2/07/2016 — 13/08/2016
Louise Giovanelli
From Here to Here: Part Two

Louise Giovanelli: From Here to Here, is an exhibition in two parts. Whilst Part One (14 May - 18 June) displays paintings selected by the artist from the Grundy's permanent collection, Part Two (2 July - 13 Aug) exhibits new version of these, reworked by the artist. Giovanelli draws on techniques and motifs of Old Master paintings to re-frame and re-cast details from within the portraits into a parallel history of the artist's making, rehanging the space in a ghostly echo of the originals.

This exhibition forms part of our 2016 year of programming around the Grundy's permanent collection as well as our commitment to supporting the work of young and emerging artists, in particular those from the North West.

Louise Giovanelli (b. London 1993, lives and works in Manchester) completed her BA in painting at Manchester School of Art in 2015. She has exhibited in group exhibitions in Manchester, Los Angeles and Pforzheim, Germany and will have a further solo exhibition at the International 3 Gallery in Salford . Prima Donna at International 3 will open from the 29th June to the 5th August. 




Image: Louise Giovanelli, 'The Beard', 2016, courtesy the artist

2/07/2016 — 13/08/2016
Jenny Steele
An Architecture of Joy

An Architecture of Joy, an exhibition of new work by artist Jenny Steele, considers the legacy of inter-War ‘Seaside Moderne’ architecture, such as the Midland Hotel in Morecambe and Pleasure Beach Casino in Blackpool, built during the 1930s leisure boom in Britain. Turning the Grundy’s Rotunda Gallery into a stage-set of sorts, incorporating abstracted and repeated motifs drawn from the period, the artist revives the utopian optimism and restorative properties of seaside leisure.

During 2015, Jenny Steele researched into existing examples of Seaside Moderne architecture in the North West of England and Scotland by site visits, researching related documents and drawings in the RIBA and V&A archives, and conversations with local historians and inhabitants.


Image: Jenny Steele, 2016, Courtesy of the artist