3 - 26 June
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Paul Benney, Laurence Edwards and Kiki Smith present their work together in both familiar and unconventional spaces across the Snape Maltings site.

Following Paul Benney’s extraordinary 2020 Night Paintings projection event at Snape, he is joined this summer by long-time colleagues and kindred spirits Laurence Edwards and Kiki Smith in an exhibition spanning familiar and unconventional spaces across the Snape Maltings site. Working in a variety of media and disciplines, from oil painting and sculpture, to film, printmaking and textiles, the artists share a reverence for the natural world and the human form as symbol and vestige, exploring connections between myth, religious iconography and ritual.

Benney first met New York-based Kiki Smith when he was part of the lively East Village art scene in the 1980s. His move to Suffolk in 2018 connected him with a similarly vibrant local community of contemporary artists, notably Laurence Edwards, who returns to Snape fourteen years after his Creek Men first guarded the estuary.

The exhibition is open daily throughout the Festival across the Snape Maltings site. Visitors will start their exploration at the Pond Gallery HQ.

The exhibition is curated by Isabel de Vasconcellos, Messums Wiltshire.

Paul Benney is represented by Anima Mundi Gallery
Laurence Edwards is represented by Messums Wiltshire
Kiki Smith is represented by Timothy Taylor

Exhibition talk 2.30pm on Sunday 5 June, Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings

The artists will discuss their work and relationship in a conversation chaired by Isabel de Vasconcellos.

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