Pound of Flesh, 2021
100 x 120 cm
acrylic on canvas
"A crowd creates chaos with tomatoes, hurling them at each other. Usually, throwing tomatoes is when someone is being punished, tied to a post in order to be humiliated. Here, the crowd throws tomatoes at each other blindly, punishing each other".
About the artist:
Olivia Sterling (b.1996, Peterborough, England) lives and works in London. She graduated with an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London, 2020.
Forthcoming exhibitions include White Bread (Solo), Cob Gallery, London, UK (2021); Episodes, (Solo) CCA Goldsmiths, London, UK (2021).
Selected solo exhibitions include: It Clings like a Leech, Guts Gallery, London, UK (2020); A Cure for Nose Bleeds, Marriots Way, Reepham, Norfolk, UK (2020).
Selected Group exhibitions include: A Rudimentary Education, Art Lacuna, London, UK (2020); Love your symptom, but not too much, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa, (2020); Without a Painter, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK (2020); Snapshot, RCA Hockney Gallery, London, UK (2020); WIP, Sackler, RCA (2018) and Tomorrow: London, White Cube, Online (2020).
Residences include the HQI Summer residency, London, UK 2020 and Extended Contexts, National Trust IIam, UK, 2016.