Ilona Szalay: Second Lesson
Works in the exhibition
We are delighted to announce a solo exhibition in our east gallery by Italy-based artist Ilona Szalay.
Szalay’s oil paintings on glass trace a path through a world of conflict and power play, a place of rigid hierarchy and fierce competition. Using a spare, concise visual language the work explores notions of vulnerability and beauty, dominance and submission, violence and control. It seeks to investigate the tension between protection and control and as a result there is an ambivalence in the images, a questioning of motive/morality, and an examination into our impulses to both create and destroy.