On 22 September at 4pm, Joyce Pensato will discuss her practice and Take Me to Your Leader, her most recent commission and largest work on paper to date, with editor, journalist and lecturer Gilda Williams. Pensato paints images of distorted cartoon characters and comic-book heroes that are both funny and sinister. Take Me to Your Leader has been created specially for KNOCK KNOCK, the opening show across the South London Gallery’s new annexe in the former Peckham Road Fire Station and the Main Gallery, where the work is installed.
KNOCK KNOCK (22 September – 18 November) explores the enduring use of humour as a device in contemporary art. Featuring works by more than thirty artists, the show provides a surprising encounter with a broad range of humorous strategies, from slapstick, parody and caricature through to the in-joke, one-liner and visual pun. Curated by SLG Director, Margot Heller, with artist Ryan Gander, KNOCK KNOCK explores what makes us laugh in art and why.
open—talks is a series of talks conceived by the South London Gallery and Camberwell College of Arts offering an alternative curriculum that synthesises the current interests and research focus of both institutions.
Book tickets to the talk here.