January 12, 2023 Edge

Exhibition – Fleur Yearsley: Breathing is Free

Fleur Yearsley (b.1990 Manchester, UK) has exhibited internationally including the group show ‘Desires’ a GNYP Gallery, Berlin, solo show ‘When The Lights Go Up’ at Sapling Gallery, London and ‘To The Moon and Back’ was also part of the John Moores Painting Prize 2020 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. 

Too Little Too Late. 2022, Oil on Canvas, 90cm x 80cm

The subject matter of my paintings is the fruit of personal memories, often imbued with a sense of shared pop culture imagery. The symbols and objects of my work become a focal point for broad collective experiences instilled with a sense of mortality, they are captured moments of our past life, memories of what makes us who we are.

Play is the life force running through my paintings, with dichotomies that bring a humorous approach to the sweet and sour.

Come Round. 2022, Oil on Canvas, 50cm x 45cm

At a time of social and political polarisation, I attempt to find commonalities with others by discovering shared memories through painting. What at first appear to be ordinary objects painted with directness and simplicity, serve as metaphors and devices to explore intimate relationships, emotional connections, and humanity through the materiality of paint.”

Come down to The Edge to grab a coffee or glass of wine before a show and check it out!

Website www.fleuryearsley.com

Instagram @fleuryearsley

Enquiries fleuryearsley@gmail.com

About Curator Jez Dolan 

Jez Dolan is a visual Artist and performance maker based in Manchester. His practice underlines the intersections between queerness, sexuality, identity and memory. 

Jez has recently shown work at: The British Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery & Sculpture Centre, Gallery 78, Reykjavik Iceland, HOME, Manchester, The National Gallery Iceland, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London amongst others. 

He has undertaken a wide range of commissions and residencies including, the Houses of Parliament, The Royal Drawing School and The Schwules* Museum Berlin. 

He has received a number of awards from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund. He won the Cass Art Prize for his MA show ‘Magpies’ as part of New Art West Midlands at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. 

Jez has work is in a number of private and public collections internationally including, The British Museum, The Government Art Collection, the Leslie Lohman Museum NYC, The Schwules* Museum Berlin and The Walker Art Gallery Liverpool. 


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