KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON & MISHA MILOVANOVICH: MOVING PARTS @ SAATCHI GALLERY
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Temperament, 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Sequences, 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Coastline , 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Deep Rhythm 1 , 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Deep Rhythm 2 , 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Hunter , 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Spring Up , 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Weeping Willow, 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Blemish , 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Full Download , 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Pounce, 2023
- KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON, Loose Lips, 2023
MISHA MILOVANOVICH, Putiputi, 2023
- MISHA MILOVANOVICH, IPY, 2023
- MISHA MILOVANOVICH, Pachamama, 2023
Please note that this exhibition is taking place at Saatchi Gallery located at Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY.
BEERS London Gallery pairs the vibrant work of Canadian painter Kathryn MacNaughton with the playful sculptures of Serbian-born, London-based artist Misha Milovanovich. These artists exhibit here together for the first time.
MacNaughton’s works play with fluidity and movement in relation to the female perspective; how the body is an incalculable and infinitely surprising entity, and how that translates into the gestural movement within these colour-field paintings. Conceptually, these works function like automatic writing, finding meaning dependent on context, perspective, and responsive to our own understanding of space, colour, and form.
The sculptural works by Milovanovich are an attempt to present the female form as fragmented, and to understand, metaphorically and literally, how the goddess archetype can be interpreted in contemporary representation. The works also utilize the conventions of ‘symphonic abstraction’ – similar to that of Kandinsky or Miró – to create these free-form, totemic sculptures that further challenge our understanding of control and chaos.
KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON (b. 1985, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. She graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2007. Solo exhibitions include: Ripened Fruit, Bau-XI Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2023); Passages, MAGMA Gallery, Bologna, Italy (2023); Past Pleasures, Galería Pelaires, Mallorca, Spain (2022); Full Body, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2022); Into the Groove, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2021); Heatwave, BEERS London (2020); Intervals, BEERS London (2018); Fixed State, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto (2018); Sprang, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto (2016); and Blue Note, Huntclub Gallery, Toronto (2015). Group exhibitions include: Island Time, Volery Gallery, Dubai (2022); Organized Chaos, Magma Gallery, Bologna, Italy (2019); Pour, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2019); Your Favourite Artist’s Favourite Artist II, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2019); Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto (2017); SMASH, Gardiner Museum, Toronto (2016); and The One That Got Away, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto (2015). Art Fairs include: Feria Arco with Galería Pelaires, Madrid, Spain (2023); Future Fair New York, BEERS London, New York (2022). Residencies include: Pada Studios, Lisbon (2019). Macnaughton’s work has been featured in publications such as Elle Magazine, District-W Magazine, and The Coveteur.
MISHA MILOVANOVICH (b. 1972, Belgrade, Serbia) lives and works in London and graduated from Central Saint Martins, London in 1997. Solo exhibitions include: The Shape Of Colour, Dellasposa Gallery, London (2021); Spiritual Eternal, NFT Drop at Snark.art (online show) (2021); Dizzy Palazzo Marchetti, Salina, Sicily (2019); Bloom, J/M Gallery, London (2019); Discarded Tenderness, Brand New World Salon, Zurich (2018); Joy as an Act Of Resistance, Pembroke Gallery, London (2018); The Inevitable Felling, Collectionair, London (2017); Female Gaze, Mondrian, Doha, Qatar (2017); Splish, Splash, Splosh, Magen H Gallery, New York (2016); All That Is Solid, Melts Into Thin Air, Brompton Gallery, London (2015); Dilly Dall, Artificial Gallery, London (2015); Evanescence, Show Studio, London (2014); I Want to Be Your Dog, Artificial Gallery, London (2014); Even When We’re Laughing, We’re Being Serious, Hartnoll & Daughter Gallery, London (2013); Works on Paper, Tokatly Gallery, London (2012); Hooligan, Other Criteria, London (2011) and; Sugar, Civic Room, London (2010). Group exhibitions include: Sensory Synergy, with Brigita Huemer and Misha Milovanovich, curated by Catherine Loewe, Muciaccia Gallery, London (2023); Pinga with Misha Milovanovich, Peter Morris, Ai Weiwei, Baker and Borowski (curated by Vestalia Chilton), Kensington + Chelsea Art Week 6th Edition, Public Art Trail, London (2023); Chromocommons Shoplifter/Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, The Callas, Misha Milovanovich, Leah Singer and Tula Plum (curated by Sozita Goudouna), Opening Gallery, New York (2023); Goddess (curated by EOH), Super Rare, New York (2022); Forever (curated by Stuart Semple), Giant Gallery, Bournemouth (2022); Synthesis Of Colour with Jason Martin and Misha Milovanovich, Private and Public Gallery, Jersey, UK (2022); Her Dark Materials curated by Philippa Adams, collaboration with Eye Of The Huntress (online exhibition) (2021) and; Bridge to Metaverse, Snark.Art @ Cryptovoxels (online exhibition) (2020).