Nicola Vassell Gallery is pleased to present Rested, a group exhibition exploring the body in varying degrees of ease, rest or inactivity. On view Nov 10 - Jan 8, Rested brings together work by Benny Andrews, Marlene Dumas, Chase Hall, Wangari Mathenge, Kayode Ojo, Frida Orupabo, George Rouy, Ming Smith, Henry Taylor, Bob Thompson and Charles White.
Through painting, photography, collage and sculpture, each artist considers the remove of the body from exertion and toil, while acknowledging the lineage of resting forms that have populated art history: repose, contrapposto and the odalisque.
The show acts as a meditation on the slowing of our physical occupations since the global pandemic and the implications for individual and collective motion. By exploring the ways in which humans assert themselves within time and space, these exciting works present a sense of bodies lain dormant.