The New York based artist Rebecca Ward comes to the Ronchini Gallery, London, for her first major solo exhibition. Running 12 April until 18 May, the showcase represents Ward’s broad practice and includes brand new installations and paintings, exploring colour and space. Relating to Arte Povera the artist rarely uses a brush when painting, instead she prefers to use traditional and found materials. Combining an eclectic range of media including bleach, acrylic, spray paint, gouache and fabric dye, she begins an investigation into the relationship between the painted surface and its base.
In May, Ward will spend several weeks in Italy creating new work in Rome and at the former atelier of Alighiero Boetti in Todi, Italy. Boetti’s atelier is a beautifully designed space on the estate of the Boetti family home overlooking the Umbrian countryside, where Alighiero’s eldest son Matteo now lives. The work created by Rebecca Ward during those weeks will be presented at the inaugural show at Matteo Boetti and Andrea Bizzarro’s gallery, Bibo’s Place. The show in Todi is a duo show with 88 year old Italian abstract painter Carla Accardi.
Rebecca Ward, 12 April – 18 May, Ronchini Gallery, 22 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AN.
1. Installation view, Rebecca Ward at Stella McCartney, New York, courtesy the artist, Ronchini Gallery & ARTNESIA.
Posted on 9 April 2013