Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 showcases new commissions by Emii Alrai, Freya Dooley and Bryony Gillard in three concurrent solo presentations at Jerwood Arts in London.
Showcasing a range of content and materials the works span sculpture, installation, moving image and sound, with each artist taking over a whole gallery to present their ideas.
Emii Alrai’s Passing of the Lilies is a layered installation which positions monumental sculptural forms alongside smaller clay pieces to interrogate the idea of value and the origins of artefacts.
Freya Dooley’s Temporary Commons is an immersive multi-channel sound installation that weaves dodgy plumbing, turbulent neighbours, bad weather, canned laughter, pets and etymology to describe experiences of connection, untethering, and futile attempts at control.
Bryony Gillard’s I dreamed I called you on the telephone is a moving-image work which considers loss, illness and time under late-capitalism.
Now in its fifth year, Jerwood Solo Presentations creates a much needed platform for early-career artists to make and show new work. It provides a fully resourced opportunity for three artists to develop a significant new commission at a pivotal moment in their career. The resulting exhibition creates a unique space for conversation and experimentation, across and between disciplines.
Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 are selected and curated by Harriet Cooper, Head of Visual Arts.