SUPPER, SLEEP AND SORROW is an exhibition dedicated to the work of Sikelela Owen that grapples with communal sharing, faded histories and rest.

This seemingly disjointed list is woven together through a series of paintings realized during the artist’s sojourn at the British School of Rome in 2019. The works are an extension of the themes running throughout Owen’s career, expanded through reflections on baroque capacities to rupture the standard framing devices of stretched canvas, and an interest in the immediacy of painting as a medium, as well as the nature of domestic scenes to conjure historic resonance. Rest is embraced as a release carried in the exhibition through the image of youth, with an ethereal and nuanced gaze towards that which is eternal.

For the V° Edition of Black History Month Florence under the theme OBBLIGATO, this exhibition invites us to reflect upon collective notions of nourishment, repose and mourning.

SIKELELA OWEN is a London based painter. She is a Fine Art graduate of the Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal Academy School of Arts.
Her paintings explore the history of painting on canvas, combining traditional techniques with a contemporary and personal subject matter, in order to create pieces that appear familiar yet are not easily decipherable.

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The exhibition SUPPER, SLEEP, AND SORROW will run from Wednesday, February 19th to Thursday, March 5th.
After the launch, the LdM Gallery is open weekly from Tuesday to Thursday, 5:30-7:30 PM.

Opening night will include a free aperitivo.

Visit the LdM Gallery page for more information.