Georgia Spain

Pinned to Georgia Spain’s studio wall is a cluster of postcards, photographs and magazine clippings. There are images of dancers, a game of tug-of-war, a hot-dog eating contestant hunched over a mound of food, tables laid out with feasts, a group of cheese-rolling competitors throwing themselves down a hill with their limbs outstretched in unlikely directions, and a Pieter Bruegel painting that Spain is attracted to for its ‘chaos’. While Spain doesn’t directly replicate this source material, she captures the dynamism in these scenes, and, to quote one of the scribbles on the wall, the ‘messiness of bodies’. She’s interested in ritual and ceremony, spectatorship and crowds, myths and legends, and the things that draw humans together… Spain’s ‘messiness of bodies’ truly captures the chaos of our time.

 – Lucy Hawthorne, Artist Profile, Issue 55, May 2021

 

Georgia Spain Time is the thing a body moves through, exhibition essay by Tiarney Miekus, 2022

 

Georgia Spain, ‘Time is the thing a body moves through’ exhibition 2022 installation photograph by Andrew Curtis
Georgia Spain ‘Always, always, isn’t that enough?’ 2022 acrylic on canvas 3 panels, 198 x 456 cm in total
Georgia Spain, ‘Time is the thing a body moves through’ exhibition 2022 installation photograph by Andrew Curtis
Georgia Spain ‘Always, always, isn’t that enough?’ 2022 acrylic on canvas 3 panels, 198 x 456 cm in total
Georgia Spain, ‘Time is the thing a body moves through’ exhibition 2022 installation photograph by Andrew Curtis
Georgia Spain, ‘Time is the thing a body moves through’ exhibition 2022 installation photograph by Andrew Curtis
Georgia Spain, ‘Time is the thing a body moves through’ exhibition 2022 installation photograph by Andrew Curtis
Georgia Spain, ‘Time is the thing a body moves through’ exhibition 2022 installation photograph by Andrew Curtis
Georgia Spain ‘Every time I think of freedom’ 2022 acrylic on linen two panels, 198 x 258.5 cm
Georgia Spain, ‘Time is the thing a body moves through’ exhibition 2022 installation photograph by Andrew Curtis