“Bring me my papers, bring me my cheese.” – Sam Nicholson
11th – 21st August 2021
Curated by Miles Tuddenham & Martin J Tickner
Exhibition dates: Wednesday 11th – Saturday 21st August 2021
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12-6pm
Preview: Wednesday 11th August, 6-9pm, RSVP here.
Private View: Thursday 12th August, 6-9pm, RSVP here.
Late Opening: Saturday 14th August, 12-10pm, RSVP here.
Finissage (Closing Event): Saturday 21st August, 12-10pm, RSVP here.
The first solo show from London based emerging painter Sam Nicholson, “Bring me my papers, bring me my cheese.”, celebrates painting as a powerful tool for story-telling. Self-describing the works as ‘oversized illustrations for a children’s book for adults, that will not and should not exist’, the pieces are full of energy and gesture that hold the physicality of making as important a medium as the oil paint itself. This show pulls from the last eight months of Nicholson’s practice, reflecting government restrictions with notebook scribblings and lockdown liftings with paintings of epic scale. An inescapable relation to literature and the idea of the character lends itself to the first public appearance of Nicholson’s ceramic works, which appear to act as relics of the stories present in these paintings.