What I See I Will Never Tell

James Owens

Joana Galego

Rebecca Truscott-Elves

14th April 

8th May 2021

Opening Wednesday 14th April 2021| All day viewing 11am- 8pm

Exhibition dates: April 14- May 8th 2021

Wednesday- Friday 10am- 3pm, Saturday 11-2pm or by appointment

Viewing will be socially distanced and visitors will be required to wear a mask

Joana Galego | James Owens | Rebecca Truscott-Elves

Wilder Gallery is delighted to finally open its doors and invite you to view, What I See I Will Never Tell, a group exhibition featuring new and recent works by Joana Galego (b.1994, Cascais, Portugal), James Owens (b.1995, United Kingdom) and Rebecca Truscott-Elves (1990, Kent, United Kingdom) .

Joana Galego (b. 1994 Cascais, Portugal) holds a Painting BA from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (2012–16) and a postgraduate Diploma from The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School (2016–17). Joana has been exhibiting in group shows since 2014, including: Fresh Air/ Hot Sauce, Arebyte Studios, London (2019); The Best of the Drawing Year, Christies, London (2017); Chiado, Carmo, metropolis e u-topia, Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon (2016). Solo exhibitions include: Spring and All, Royal Drawing School, London (2019) and o lugar indeciso, Museu das Artes de Sintra, Portugal (2016). Recent awards include: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Shortlisted (2019), The Sir Denis Mahon Award from the Royal Drawing School (2017) and 1st Paula Rego Award, Shortlisted (2016). Residencies include: The Drawing Marathon (in partnership with The Royal Drawing School); Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2018; RÉSVÉS Mértola, Mértola, Portugal, 2016 and RÉSVÉS Loulé, Alte, Portugal, 2015. She lives and works in London and Lisbon.

James Owens (b.1995, United Kingdom) is a painter based in South-East  London. James graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2018. In 2019 in was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Emerging Artist Award. James' imagined folk-like work is heavily inspired by his upbringing spent between the countryside and a Yorkshire fisherman’s village. His work amalgamates past, present and imagined scenes to form new layered and fragmented narratives, blurring the boundaries between memory and contemplation. Drawing from memories, film and  childhood his works offer moments of liminality.  His enchanting world also conveys sinister undertones, of mystery, mischief and alluding to the fickle will of nature. 

Rebecca Truscott- Elves is a multidisciplinary artist born and based in Kent. Her practice is primarily concerned with exploring the narratives that exist in the tension between drawing, making, moving image and language. Working across disciplines, process becomes a tool to meditate on the weaving of individual experience with collective understanding. Using drawing as sculpture, sculpture as drawing, and practice as research, I construct narratives exploring fact and fiction, gender, place, and the characters so often lurking in the periphery. Recent group exhibitions include The Studio at 4 a.m. at Hastings Contemporary (2020), Ghosts That Live Amongst Us at 155a Gallery, London (2020), and two-person show Plus One with Catherine Anyango Grünewald at Limbo Arts, Margate (2019). In 2016 she graduated from the Royal College of Art, where she received the Gordon Peter Pickard Award to make drawings in Montréal.




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