AAF Battersea Autumn, Battersea Evolution Queenstown Road, London SW8 4NW

17 October - 20 October, 2019

AAF BATTERSEA AUTUMN_ Battersea Evolution Queensto

Exhibiting Artists: Jessica Cooper RWA, Carl Melegari, Heath Hearn, John Harland, Jon Measures, Sif Nørskov, Ronald Smith RSW and Rachael Read.

Edgar Modern's unique digital ticket codes are as follows:

  • EDGARPVPrivate View invitations - valid on any day (each digital code admits two)
  • EDGARLV:Late View invitations - valid on any day, excluding the Private View (each digital code admits two)
  • EDGARHP: Unlimited Half Price invitations - valid on any day, excluding the Private View (each digital code admits two)

  To redeem your tickets you will simply need to follow these step-by-step instructions:

  • Visit the Affordable Art Fair, Fairs page here 
  • Scroll over the ‘Tickets’ button on the top left hand side of the page.
  • Select Battersea Autumn and click ‘Buy Tickets’
  • Enter the digital code and click the ‘Use Code’ button for the discount to register
  • Click on ‘Find Tickets’ next to the date you would like to attend the fair
  • Select the quantity of tickets you would like and click on ‘Continue’
  • Fill in your contact details and click on ‘Buy Tickets’
  • You will then be taken to the confirmation page and a printable e-ticket will be emailed to you

Should you have any difficulties with this process, please contact our ticket provider ‘Seetickets’ using the link below:

https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice

 

We will be showcasing Jessica Cooper's latest Solo Show 'introducing the new' 

 This new collection of paintings, by artist Jessica Cooper rwa, has been created in the past year and developed from a series of notes, film, photography and sketchbook drawings . It charts a period of development and change in the life and work of Cooper. Splitting her time between Los Angeles and Cornwall, the artist has found that she still looks for and is drawn towards the same subject matter in both places ( the interior domestic object and the isolated icon in the landscape ) but that the work itself is becoming more abstracted and the surface medium has changed. Having worked primarily on canvas for the last 30 years Cooper has shifted to working on a gessoed, wood panel surface. This has been quite a challenge as the surface of the panel is smooth and resistant and doesn’t absorb the paint as the canvas does, but being taken out of her comfort zone she feels that her exploration of paint and mark making has been pushed : a new found freedom is developing - the not knowing what will happen to the surface when you sand or score it. These panel paintings too, have noticeably been left unframed, ‘allowing the work to stand on its own and to breathe without confine’. The vast expanses of landscape to be found around Los Angeles, in particular the desert and the coast, has prompted a move towards abstraction in Cooper’s work. Metaphorically, she finds that when in these landscapes, the space and clarity that they allow then translates into the paintings as ‘emotion and feeling’ rather than being defined by a recognisable ‘object’. Never one to disregard the past, whilst moving forward, Cooper shows the framed canvases for which she is known alongside the open, wood panel pieces : this helps us, the viewer, to understand and to make sense of the shift in the work for this show – introducing the new. This has been a pivotal year for Cooper on many levels. She was selected and featured in March as ‘woman of the month’ by the Hypatia Trust, celebrating women in Cornwall and their achievements www.hypatia-trust.org.uk and in April a film was released based on her practice, as one of Seasalt’s ‘modern creatives‘, meeting Cornwall’s makers, creators and pioneers www.sealtcornwall.co.uk