Exhibition | Nicola Tyson. Holding Pattern | Contemporary Art at Sadie Coles HQ | London | Art Week

Nicola Tyson. Holding Pattern

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Friday, 1 October 2021 to Saturday, 18 December 2021

In her autumn exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, Nicola Tyson presents nine new paintings alongside three groups of graphite drawings. Reflecting the close dynamic between painting and drawing that has activated her practice from the beginning, Holding Pattern builds on the artist’s acclaimed survey at the Drawing Room in 2017, pushing her use of figuration and portraiture into experimental territory – a place, as she describes, of “pause, a hiccup of laughter, and release.”

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Nicola Tyson (b. 1960, London), has exhibited internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Four Paintings, Sadie Coles HQ (2020); Beyond a Trace, The Drawing Room, London (2017); A Tendency to Flock, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2017); Paintings and Works on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2017); Works on Paper, Petzel Gallery, New York (2016); and GOODBYE/HELLO, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (2015). Her 2012 exhibition Bowie Nights at Billy's Club, London, 1978, White Columns, New York (which travelled to Sadie Coles HQ, London in 2013), comprised an archive of compelling and evocative photographs documenting the London club scene of the late 1970s. Recent group exhibitions include 100 Drawings from Now, The Drawing Center, New York (2020); ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Drawing Room Biennial 2017, The Drawing Room, London (2017); Artistic Differences, ICA, London (2016) and Receipt of a Magical Agent, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (2016). Her work is held in various prestigious public collections internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Metropolitan Museum, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, and Tate Modern, London.

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Sadie Coles HQ

1 Davies Street
London W1K 3DB

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