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Alexis Teplin 'It's My Pleasure to Participate'

  • Sat, 26 Oct 2019 - Sun, 23 Feb 2020
  • 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Alexis Teplin, It's My Pleasure to Participate, exhibition view, 2019. Photograph: Mark Blower

Performance dates:

Fri 25 Oct 7pm, Sat 26 Oct 2-4pm, Sat 16 Nov 2-4pm, Sat 7 Dec 2-4pm, Sat 22 Feb 2-4pm

It's My Pleasure to Participate forms Alexis Teplin's most extensive exhibition to date, and features newly commissioned painting, performance and videos. 

Teplin's new work is rooted in the discipline of painting, and her new large scale paintings stitched together from linens, canvas and decorative textiles take centre stage in this exhibition. Teplin uses blocks of colour to create seductive and elegant compositions. Weave your way around dramatic, freestanding paintings which will transform the gallery to create a new, encompassing architecture.

It’s My Pleasure to Participate will also feature new performance and video works, in which actors appear in painted costumes, interacting with the other artworks on display and performing fragments of poetic text borrowed from film and literature. Throughout the exhibition Teplin weaves together flm and painting, creating an atmosphere that compels us to reflect on the nature of painting, film and performance. 


Exhibition Launch 

Friday 25 October 

Gallery 6 - 9pm | Performance 7pm
Bar open throughout 

Celebrate the opening of Alexis Teplin's largest UK solo show to date.

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Exhibition Tour

Saturday 16 November

Gallery 3 - 4pm | Performance 2pm

Curator Adam Smythe leads a tour of Alexis Teplin's exhibition.

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Exhibition Performances

Experience Alexis Teplin’s new live performances in her exhibition 'It's My Pleasure to Participate’.

Follow two performers as they make their way through the gallery, interacting with artwork whilst delivering a fragmented, poetic script that addresses our present moment of malaise, excesses and uncertainty. 

Performances will take place in the gallery on the following days: 

Sat 7 Dec, Sat 22 Feb 

Performances are approx. ten minutes long, but will repeat between 2-4pm. 

Free, drop in. 

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A Brief History of Painting 

Sat 11 January | 2pm

Interested in nterested in art history? This informal talk looks at painting’s progression, from religious iconography to royal portraits, landscapes to abstraction. 

Tickets £3/£2

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More about Alexis Teplin

Alexis Teplin is a Californian born artist based in London. Recent exhibitions include The most real thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture, New Art Centre, Salisbury (2018); The London Open 2018, Whitechapel Gallery, London(2018); Stretch Release, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, Netherlands (2017); The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2016); Drag, Push, HOOT, Mary Mary, Glasgow (2015); sss T !!, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2013) Costume : Written Clothing, Tramway, Glasgow (2013). Teplin currently teaches Painting at RCA London.

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