Deptford’s SEAGER gallery to open new open air art exhibition – Touch Base
On 15 June, Deptford’s leading contemporary art space, SEAGER gallery, will unveil its latest exhibition – Touch Base.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having closed SEAGER’s doors since mid-March, the gallery is turning the exhibition space inside out and will be displaying leading Mexico City artist, Tiz Creel’s works on the gallery’s outside windows to create a spectacle of colour, community and humour.
Irina Burmistrova, SEAGER gallery owner said,
“If the people can’t come to us, we will go to the people. This artwork speaks to all of us on so many levels. It is about humanity, neighbourliness and the strength of community. People passing by our gallery won’t be able to come in, but they can look forward to a colourful and uplifting visual feast”.
Created by award-winning Mexican artist, Tiz Creel, Touch Base celebrates communities overcoming adversity. It is a community of faces; daydreaming, hoping, conspiring and finding each other on SEAGER’s windows. Two figures, having missed each other dearly, merge into one — yet one quickly divides into many as we are strong in multitudes.
Inspired by the pictorial language of the Russian avant-garde’s ROSTA window posters, SEAGER has commissioned Tiz Creel to install a mural on the gallery’s street facing windows for the local community. In her story, we see neighbours point towards each other, the sea, the sky — Mira! Look! It’s us! Like so many pebbles on a beach, all the faces of our friends compose a delicate view stretching forward in time.
Irina Burmistrova, Seager gallery owner added
“With the pandemic people haven’t been able to visit art galleries or museums and the on-line gallery experience can only give you so much. By putting Tiz Creel’s wonderful artworks on our windows we are bringing her uplifting and charismatic pieces to a much wider audience – people who might never have thought of going into a gallery”.
SEAGER’s Touch Base exhibition will run until 25 July 2020.