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Annie Whiles: Beggars Belief - Danielle Arnaud

Blackheath Donkey, 2011, beech and oils, 145 x 140 x 60 cm

Exhibition preview

ANNIE Whiles’ second show at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art is entitled Beggars Belief and is on display from April 8 to May 15, 2011.

It will bring together woodcarving and embroidery.

The drawing of an encounter with a donkey on Blackheath Common has led Whiles to carve the same donkey in wood in life size form. Its head is turned towards a new audience to ask new questions.

A series of hand-stitched embroideries depict figurative presences in the landscape simultaneously arrested and lost.

A bird made from hair wears an embroidered portrait of the artist on its breast mirroring the moment of encounter looking up into a high branch.

Annie Whiles completed her MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 2000 where she is now a lecturer in Art Practice. Selected exhibitions include Pile, Chapter, Cardiff, 2011; The Peckham Experiment, Camberwell Space, 2009; The Fabric of Myth, Compton Verney, 2008; Sideshow, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, 2007; Metropolis Rise, New Art from London, Shanghai and Beijing, 2006. She lives and works in London.

Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm (or by appointment).

Danielle Arnaud, 123 Kennington Road, London, SE11 6SF

Tel: +44(0) 207 735 8292