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Emma Talbot
Stained With Marks of Love

Opening 6th April 2017 6-8pm

Exhibition Runs 7th – 23rd April 2017
Gallery Open Weds-Sun 12-6pm

For the last exhibition at our temporary space in New York, Arcadia Missa is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Emma Talbot.

British artist Emma Talbot is known primarily for her work as a painter who reformats biography and autobiography into memory and fantasy. She’s an artist who pushes the medium of painting in a variety of directions — taking on methods of storytelling that are perhaps more closely linked to the function of historical or even religious artworks, as well as print media, as orators.

The distinct materiality as well as the use of text are key features of the work, allowing us into personal facets of the artist’s psyche that are laid open in an act of confession, commenting on histories of labour, of gender roles, of environments, and exploring the space of the subconscious.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a text by Tess Edmonson.

Arcadia Missa NY
255 Canal St, 2nd Floor

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Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings present


Friday 31st March 2017, 6-11pm

A.L Steiner
Syd UltraOmni
Oscar Nñ


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Arcadia Missa @255 Canal Street, NYC

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On Longing

255 Canal St

Private View: 4th March 2017, 6-8pm
Exhibition: 5th March – 26th March 2017
Gallery Open 12-6pm Wednesday – Sunday

Simeon Barclay
Laure Prouvost
Jordan Nassar
Sarah M Harrison

The concept of the assemblage has enjoyed a flat appreciation within the art historical canon – one that focuses
on a linear progression from the format of the readymade, to a debunking of traditional notions of authorship.
The act of recovering material does – to an extent – undermine grand narratives of the creator-author. For many
the individual is a myth, a premise invented through and for the insufficiencies of consumerism. The personal is
historical, and instead we find ourselves met in many moments with an inability to escape plurality.
To look at the past calls into view a question asked by Denise Riley: How do we know the past is over?
In burrowing out of the past – through reconstituted language, found imagery, novel processes – we assert this
question. The material realities of history underscore the past as existing still now, in particular through the
formation of place and identity.
A suspicion around nostalgia is healthy; nostalgia is predicated on identification with the image of a past that
never was. Nostalgia is a corrupted past.
How much can we trust recollections, nostalgia in its artificial protectant, and the power of former narratives in
conjuring our present and ourselves? The weaving of new constellations of meaning is what we can trace
through the works – from a starting point of confusion that we understand as memory.

Arcadia Missa @255 Canal Street, NYC

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Everyone Is Rich Now Apparently

255 Canal St

Opening 8th January 2017, 6-8pm
Exhibition Runs 9th – 29th January 2017
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12-6pm

Amalia Ulman
Gaby Sahhar
Gabriella Boyd
Philomene Pirecki

Arcadia Missa and Supplement present a joint exhibition at 255 Canal Street, with work by Amalia Ulman, Gaby Sahhar (AM) and Gabriella Boyd, Philomene Pirecki, (SUP).

Land use planning. Area Zoning. So many students have romantic notions of psychogeography. Cities and walls are built by men. The walkie talkie burnt the car parked on the side of the street, no one ever checked the architect’s CV. Occupying space and owning space are different things, and the space that you exist in is always both psychic and material. Has anyone ever asked you to have some perspective?

Following this group show Arcadia Missa & Supplement will be in the space alternately, running individual programmes.

Exhibition title taken from painting by Gaby Sahhar.