Lead Me Not Into Temptation

A solo exhibition of new work by the artist and Block 336 Founding Director, Jane Hayes Greenwood.

at Block 336

Comprising of paintings, works on paper and a major sculptural installation— Lead Me Not Into Temptation continues the artist’s exploration of desire, shame and the erotic body.

In the exhibition the desired and the consumable are framed within an Eden-like landscape that references personal, art and apocryphal histories.

Hayes Greenwood entangles images of bodies and food and appropriates from a wide range of sources. From historic Ethiopian mural painting, Gothic carving, fifties confectionary and contemporary visual culture; different elements are juxtaposed and rub-up against each other to generate unlikely and often humorous associations.

Exploiting a seductive pop palette and slick graphic lines, Hayes Greenwood’s paintings feign clarity and calm whilst alluding to other worlds of greedy excess and anxious uncertainty. Pictorial absurdity is used as a device to disguise complex and multi-layered meanings and hint at narratives that twist the familiar into something more disturbing.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a free printed publication that features images of the artist’s work with newly commissioned text by Thomas Groves.

A number of events will be held in connection with the exhibition.

Details will be announced soon.

Block 336

Opening Times
Preview: Friday 13 October, 6-9pm

14 October - 10 November 2017
Thursday to Saturday, 12-6pm

Block 336
336 Brixton Road