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Unveiling Abstractions curated by Zoë Goetzmann and Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

Hypha HQ: Unit 3. Euston Tower. 286 Euston Road London NW1

PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 22nd February 2024, 6 – 9pm
EXHIBITION OPEN: 23rdFebruary – 30th March 2024
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Kindly supported by British Land

I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point. And, as the limitations are something called pigment and canvas, let’s see if I can do it.” – Lee Krasner

The exhibition showcases creative artwork from 17 female artists dominating today’s contemporary art scene in London. Unveiling Abstractions is curated by long-time collaborators, Zoë Goetzmann (Curator) and Melissa Vipritskaya Topal (Artist and Curator) who are both champions of women artists and women in the art world. This immersive exhibition offers a kaleidoscopic journey through the bold, colourful world of contemporary abstraction. The aim of this show focuses on the intricacies behind the artists’ techniques and creative processes – looking at the dialogues between artists, artworks and their practices. The exhibition showcases the limitless potential of these women, their talents via their mediums.

The show consists of paintings, sculptures, virtual installations, physical and site-specific installations created by female artists from different backgrounds, countries who are now all based in London. Their works draw on traditional, contemporary, digital, poetic and even biological and scientific mediums. Such pieces build on the legacies of abstract and even abstract expressionist women – who used their artwork as a way to reflect on the past in order to convey and to illustrate a new, positive future better representative of their current realities (i.e. perhaps a more equal, non-conformist, sustainable world)? To further engage the Euston community, Unveiling Abstractions will host artist talks, performances as well as artist-led workshops to further introduce the show’s artists, artworks and curators to the public throughout the show’s exhibiting dates.

Exhibiting artists: Baroque Anarchist (@baroque_anarchist), Anna Kolosova (@annakolosovaartist), Melissa Vipritskaya Topal (@melissvtopal), Eva Dixon (@evadixon.png), Ashley Cluer (@ashleycluer), Annie Trevorah (@annietrevorahsculptor), Eleni Maragaki (@eleni__maragaki), Lisa Price (@lisapriceart), Virginie Tan (@oyvirginie), Yingfei Lyu (@y.feifeifei), Nina Gonzalez-Park (@ninnipannini), Florence Sweeney (florencesweeney), Karolina Dworska (@karolinkadworska), Damaris Athene (@damaris.athene), Tasia Graham (@tasiadesigns), Emily Mary Barnett (@emily_mary_barnett) and Lea Rose Kara (@learosekara_art).

About Curators:
Zoë Goetzmann (@byzoesera) is a curator, arts writer and podcaster based in London. She’s written for international publications such as Artsy and Create! Magazine. She holds an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and an MA in Fashion Media Practice from Condé Nast College in London. She has curated shows throughout London including ‘Music Connected Us’ (ASC Studios) and ‘1,299,792,458 Meters Per Second’ (15 Bateman Street). She seeks to support women and minority artists in the art world.

Melissa Vipritskaya Topal (@melissvatopal) is a London-based artist who has exhibited internationally in Paris, London and across the United Kingdom. She has co-curated shows in London, such as ‘A Voyage of Absurdity’ and ‘Boredom Is Not a Luxury’ at Craft Central. With a diverse background, she is proficient in classical music, having played the cello professionally. Furthermore, she pursued studies in Economics in Moscow and Fine Art at UAL Central Saint Martins.

Curator(s) Contact information: For further information, sales/exhibition/press inquiries, please contact Zoë Goetzmann ([email protected]) and Melissa Vipritskaya Topal ([email protected])

Contact Information
Email: [email protected] [email protected]
Socials: @melissavtopal and @byzoesera

Artworks in show

Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

Imaginary Bird, Jigsaw cut MDF board, spray paint, metal, £1200, 43 x 33 x 3 cm

Emily Mary Barnett

Lea Rose Kara

Eye of the Temptress, Eye of the Temptress Wood, foam, virgin wool, resin, and virgin wool dyed with chrysanthemums and aster, 34 x 23 x 7.5 cm, £1,850

Yingfei Lyu

Bruising Leg, oil painting, hand embroidery and crochet on hessian fabric, wires, cotton, wall installation, 183 x 8 x 103 cm, price on request

Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

Morphogenic echoes, Jigsaw cut MDF board, spray paint, recycled found object (crate), £1100, 34 x 39 x 6.5 cm

Emily Mary Barnett

Lea Rose Kara

Growth, Foam, virgin wool, virgin wool dyed with chrysanthemums and resin, 66 x 76 x 35 cm, £2,600

Lea Rose Kara

Growth, Foam, virgin wool, virgin wool dyed with chrysanthemums and resin, 66 x 76 x 35 cm, £2,600

Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

Dimensions: 32cm x 29cm x 5cm
Material: MDF, spray paint
2023

Annie Trevorah

Predator 2, 132 x 60 x 60 cm, Resin, aluminium pigment; Bronze resin, vegetation, 2023, £7000

Ashley Cluer

“Really???”, Cement, Acrylic, 30 x 10 x 10cm & 25 x 10 x 10cm, 2023, £395 (each)

Eva Dixon

Orange Machine, stitched fabric on stretcher, 20 x 25 cm, £675

Lisa Marie-Price

Free to Wander, Handmade Watercolour on Linen, 66cm x 66cm x 1.5cm, £950

Melissa Vipritskaya Topal

25cm x 17cm x 7cm
Material: MDF, spray paint
2023

Annie Trevorah

Totems (series) 3. Bronze resin, paint, curled branch, 16 x 64 cm, granite boulder 28 x 60cm, 12:22

Baroque Anarchist

Medusa, Pigments, watercolour, oil on canvas, 150 x100 cm, 2023, £5000

Florence Sweeney

Synapses, Lacquer, Metallic Basecoat, Jesmonite, Resin, Aluminium, 60x85x5cm, £2500

Lisa Marie-Price

The Light That Gets Lost, Handmade Watercolour on Linen, 66cm x 66cm x 1.5cm, £950

Annie Trevorah

Totems (series) 4. Bronze resin, paint, clear resin top cast from Casava, 20 x 76 cm, granite boulder 42 x 61 cm,11:22

Damaris Athene

Fruiting_Body.002, Kiln formed glass, mirror glass, fabric, polyester fibre, foam nuggets, foam, wood, MDF, chicken wire and acrylic paint, 82cm x 92cm x 40cm, 2023, £2,500

Karolina Dworska

Flayed Man, Tufted Axminster Rug, Variable, £1000

Nina Gonzalez-Park

taki/tako, Welded Steel Pipe, 110 x 90 x90 cm (approx), £6000 for all pieces

Annie Trevor

Totems (series). 1. Jesmonite, paint, 17 x 84 cm, granite boulder 30 x 51 cm, 09:22

Eleni Maragaki

’99 Landscapes’, Flag book made from drawings Variable dimensions, 85x24x8cm (fully open), 2023

Karolina Dworska

Nightly Bind, Tufted Axminster Rug, 95 x 71cm, £1,400

Tasia Graham

Installation

Virginie Tan

It’s winter Video, 1920 x 1080 px, £4000

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