This show, ‘the nostalgia for the infinite’ at White Cube Bermondsey is at the top of my list of exhibitions to visit as soon as galleries reopen. I’ve already booked my slot.
Another artist discovered during lock-down, I find Jessica Rankin‘s joyful painted and stitched canvases life-affirming. The use of paint is something of a departure from her earlier textile pieces and I’m delighted to see that a large commercial gallery exhibits work that treats the “craft” of stitching as a valid medium in the context of fine art.
All photos here are of her diptych I Am Not Quite You But Almost, FO’H and courtesy of White Cube Gallery.
I’ll show more of her work once I’ve visited the exhibition.
It’s intriguing to see how the stitching sometimes blends with the paint.
How had I missed her work? Looking up her last show in the UK I realised that it had taken place in 2007 at White Cube Hoxton when I was still based in India. I forget that there is a gap of almost 7 years when I missed almost everything happening in the UK as my focus was very much in Asia.