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16th June - 22nd June 2023

Black White Gallery is very pleased to present Aniela Preston's solo show 'Vanity' opening 6-9pm Thursday 15th June at 422 Kingsland Road. 'Vanity' will be Aniela's first solo show and an opportunity to see a number of unseen works by the artist, each highlighting current environmental threats to the natural world. Aniela draws parallels between her subject matter and biblical or mythological accounts in the hope of inspiring a sense of responsibility for the environment from the viewer.

Aniela Preston (b. 1998, Coventry, UK) graduated with her Fine Art BA at the University of Leeds in 2021 after completing her Foundation Diploma at Central Saint Martins. In 2022 she was selected as a finalist for the Ingram Prize, and most recently, she has been selected as a finalist for the Royal Society of British Artist’s 2023 Rome Scholarship. Her paintings draw on the concept of traditional formality with themes developing from religion and history, but also a mythologising of the more mundane. Placing her figures in often obscure and extraordinary scenes, she reflects on classical painting styles, sparking an appreciation of how forgotten and archaic forms can be reimagined and worked into contemporary spaces.

Private view: Thursday 15th June 2023, 6 pm - 9 pm
Exhibition runs: 16th June - 22nd June 2023
Address: 422 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday 11am - 4 pm


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Vanity (2023) by Aniela Preston
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