november 24 - december 23

asprey jacques is pleased to present its first solo show of new work by British artist Graham Little.

'Why be discreet when showing off is so much fun?' is a large new sculpture, which takes its title from a Vogue article, featuring a series of images of psychedelic outfits by contemporary designers such as Versace and Fendi. Painted on the sculpture, is an exclamation 'Ahhh!' borrowed from a jumper, designed by Iceberg in 1999, which Little spotted on a recent trip to Milan. The design on the jumper is a pastiche of a work by Roy Lichtenstein, albeit made with sequins and a cable-knit weave. Using paint, Little has translated these textures and incorporated them into a monumental glittery multicoloured sculpture that recalls Baroque architecture, Minimalism and the geometric presentation plinths found in exclusive fashion stores.

In addition to the sculpture, Little introduces a new series of coloured pencil drawings which relate as much to the depiction of 16th and 17th century haute couture found in Baroque portraiture, as to contemporary fashion house catalogues and adverts from where Little sources his images. Both these genres share a focus on the beauty and glamour of the outfit, be it Velazquez or Vivienne Westwood.

Born in 1972, Graham Little graduated with an MA from Goldsmiths College, London (1997). Since then, he has participated in exhibitions at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (1998); New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre, London (1998); 'Dumbpop', Jerwood Gallery, London (1999) and more recently 'Heart & Soul', Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles.

for further information, please contact Deirdre Kelly on 020 7287 7675

gallery opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 - 6, Saturday 10 - 1

next exhibition: Costa Vece, january 19 - march 3

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