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Harlesden High Street, an experimental northwest London space dedicated to artists of color, will present a group show by Savannah Marie Harris, Emmanuel Shogbolu, and Ruby Dickson. Harris’s intuitive, gestural abstract paintings can be read as a stream of consciousness and a performative act, inviting viewers to plumb their own memories as they journey through her complex layers of color, light, and texture. Shogbolu’s multidisciplinary practice focuses on the documentation of the self and of the hyper local; his latest body of work is an autobiographical immersion into UK street culture in the mid-2000s. Accompanying them will be a new work by emerging figurative painter Ruby Dickson. The fair presentation will follow the artists’ current solo projects with the gallery: Emmanuel Shogbolu: Pieces of a Scattsman (January 23 – February 23) and Savannah Marie Harris: Looking into the Shimmer (February 4 – 21 offsite, then February 24 – March 18).
About the Gallery
Harlesden High Street was founded with the mission of facilitating access between experimental/outsider artists and the traditional gallery system. We host several spaces across London exhibiting contemporary art by local and international artists, centering work by people of colour. In addition to our exhibition venues, we host a cultural outreach programme with an aim to reach audiences in ungentrified neighborhoods who might be less likely to engage with typical gallery programming.
Our main space in Harlesden proudly only hosts people of colour in our programme, external and offsite spaces hosts an experimental programme transcending borders.
Ruby Dickson, The Queen Is Dead, 2020. Oil and pastel on cotton, 39.4 x 39.4 inches (100 x 100 cm.)
Emmanuel Shogbolu, Pieces of a Scattsman, 2023. Courtesy of Harlesden High Street
Savannah Marie Harris, Collision, 2023. Oil and cuban sand on canvas, 200 x 190 cm. Courtesy of artist
Savannah Marie Harris, Unmade, 2022. Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm. Courtesy of artist