Ally McIntyre: Decaf Honey

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Thursday, 2 November 2017 to Sunday, 19 November 2017
Thursday, 2 November 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Jealous are thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition “Ally McIntyre: Decaf Honey”, a solo exhibition at our Shoreditch Gallery space, running from Thursday 2nd November until Sunday 19th November 2017.

Ally McIntyre returns to London shores with ‘Decaf Honey’, marking a new departure in the young artists work. After three sell-out solo shows with Jealous, Ally returns to Jealous East with a new body of work, featuring her signature large-scale canvas’ with bold and confident mark-making. 

“I have a neglected spider plant in the studio that has survived with little water, under fluorescent lighting for months. I understand this natural phenomenon makes rational sense, but to me the spider plant thriving in a hostile environment became a strange testament to resiliency. I mindlessly and cathartically began to paint the spider plant and took delight in the exercise of painting this subject. That was the conception of my upcoming show ‘Decaf Honey’. The body of work that succeeded is about how all things grow; examining the strength that lies in resiliency and determinism. In the pinnacle of destruction and despair, resiliency is hope, and without hope there is death. The plant and its ability to transcend garbage circumstances and adapt and grow despite these hang ups becomes an emblem for human’s resilient nature and heart.” – Ally McIntyre

Ally McIntyre is the recipient of the Jealous Prize as well as the HIX Awards, chosen by a panel of judges including Tracey Emin.

Do also join us for the private view on Thursday 2nd November from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Jealous East, 53 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3PT. We have an open door policy, so all are welcome to join us.


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 After graduating in Painting and Sculpture from University of Alberta in 2013 Ally McIntyre  exhibited in several exhibitions including at Latitude53, NEXTFEST Emerging Artists Festival, and the Works International Art and Design Festival with a major sculptural installation in Edmonton’s City Hall. She then completed the MA Fine Art course at the prestigious Goldsmiths University of London, where she was awarded the Jealous Prize 2014/2015 and HIX Award 2015 .

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53 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PT

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