Ronchini Gallery and ARTNESIA will present the first major solo show by young American artist Rebecca Ward from 12 April to 18 May 2013. Featuring installation and painting, the exhibition consists entirely of new works, which continue the artist’s exploration of colour and space.
Referencing Arte Povera, Rebecca Ward rarely uses a brush when painting, instead preferring traditional and found materials. Using an eclectic range of media including bleach, acrylic, spray paint, gouache and fabric dye, Ward continues her investigation of the relationship between the painted surface and its base.
In March, Ward will spend several weeks creating new work 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 Ronchini Gallery in London as well as the inaugural show at Matteo Boetti’s gallery, Bibo, due to open in Todi in Spring 2013. The show at Bibo will be presented in collaboration with ARTNESIA and Ronchini, who have had a gallery space in Umbria since 1992. The collaboration marks the consolidation of decades of friendship between the Boetti and Ronchini families.
About Rebecca Ward (b. 1984, Waco, TX)
Ward lives and works in New York. Working across installation and painting, her primary concerns are colour and space. Ward’s much-celebrated tape installations adhere to ceilings, walls and floors, converging with existing architecture. This perceptual play of colour, texture and light is set into motion by the viewer’s interaction with the work. Her paintings are a result of everyday questioning and experimentation within the studio. Ward has recently gained wider international recognition, completing commissions for both Stella McCartney and Center 548, the former Dia Art Foundation space in Chelsea, NY. Recent exhibitions include The Virgins curated by Marilyn Minter, the inaugural show at Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni’s gallery Family Business in New York (2011) and TIME, after TIME at Ronchini Gallery London (2012). This year Rebecca Ward will also participate in a group show at Aperto, a gallery for emerging Russian and international artists in St Petersburg, curated by Elena Yushina.
Exhibition Facts: Rebecca Ward
Exhibition Dates: 12 April – 18 May 2013
Opening Reception: 11 April 2013, 6 – 8pm
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm
Location: 22 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7629 9188