Past Exhibitions

Portuguese artist João Penalva, a resident of London since 1976, calls himself a storyteller. Like a writer, in his videos, photographs, objects, and installations, he creates what appear to be actual worlds where his fiction intersects with real, observed situations to form new realities. By fusing performance and visual art, Penalva seduces his audience to visualize other places alongside the projected images, images of other places, other peoples and times, thus forcing us to question the semblance of reality as a fiction.

 

In this exhibition Penalva presents his 2007 video installation Pavlina — a simultaneous slide and video projection — and other text and photography works. The architectural series The Khosoku-Doro shows images of Tokyo’s Expressways through the city, made to resemble film stills with the addition of short versions of their possible plots.

 

João Penalva will be present at the Opening Reception on Friday, 31 October, 6–9pm.

Tears at Nihonbashi Bridge, 2006
Pigment print on Innova Natural White paper 310g dry-mounted on Dibond, paint, oak frames and acrylic glass
230 x 152 cm | 90 1/2 x 59 3/4 in
Ed. 2/3 + 1 AP
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The 4th or the 5th?, 2006
Pigment print on Innova Natural White paper 310g dry-mounted on Dibond, paint, oak frames and acrylic glass
230 x 152 cm | 90 1/2 x 59 3/4 in
Ed. 2/3 + 1 AP
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They are Nobodies, only stuntmen, 2006
Pigment print on Innova Natural White paper 310g dry-mounted on Dibond, paint, oak frames and acrylic glass
230 x 152 cm | 90 1/2 x 59 3/4 in
Ed. 2/3 + 1 AP
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Yusuke´s Sheepskin Coat, 2006
Pigment print on Innova Natural White paper 310g dry-mounted on Dibond, paint, oak frames and acrylic glass
230 x 152 cm | 90 1/2 x 59 3/4 in
Ed. 2/3 + 1 AP
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She had no idea, 2008
Pigment print on Innova Natural White paper 310g dry-mounted on Dibond, paint, oak frames and acrylic glass
230 x 152 cm | 90 1/2 x 59 3/4 in
Ed. No. 1/3 + 1 AP
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The girl from Reading, 2008
Pigment print on Innova Natural White paper 310g dry-mounted on Dibond, paint, oak frames and acrylic glass
230 x 152 cm | 90 1/2 x 59 3/4 in
Ed. No. 1/3 + 1 AP
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The Shutoko lights, 2008
Pigment prints on Innova Natural White paper 310g dry pigment mounted on Dibond, paint, oak frames and acrylic glass
230 x 152 cm | 90 1/2 x 59 3/4 in
Pavlina, 2007
Synchronized slide projection and video projection
Ed. 3+1 AP
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Portuguese artist João Penalva, a resident of London since 1976, calls himself a storyteller. Like a writer, in his videos, photographs, objects, and installations, he creates what appear to be actual worlds where his fiction intersects with real, observed situations to form new realities. By fusing performance and visual art, Penalva seduces his audience to visualize other places alongside the projected images, images of other places, other peoples and times, thus forcing us to question the semblance of reality as a fiction.

 

In this exhibition Penalva presents his 2007 video installation Pavlina — a simultaneous slide and video projection — and other text and photography works. The architectural series The Khosoku-Doro shows images of Tokyo’s Expressways through the city, made to resemble film stills with the addition of short versions of their possible plots.

 

João Penalva will be present at the Opening Reception on Friday, 31 October, 6–9pm.

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