Sherman Sam’s first solo show in Luxembourg opens today at Ceysson & Benetiere. Entitled Nightclubbing after the eponymous 1981 Grace Jones album, the exhibition includes a selection of Sam’s abstract, ‘assembled’ paintings. “Abstraction can be speculative; it can be uncertain, as life is; it is open to possibility (of interpretations), as life can be,” Sam explains. “It is not a closed form, as some conclude it is. It is not symbolic, least not the kind I am thinking of. That is it can pose or embody flux – open questions in ways that representation cannot.” Nightclubbing will remain on view through 03 March. For more information, click here.
Sherman Sam is included in James Harvey Kelly’s candid photo series for Drake’s. Entitled “Studio Shirts,” the series captures artists in their studios wearing Drake’s Shirting. Sam appears alongside artists including Filippo Carramazza, Adam Dant, Benjamin Deakin and Lothar Getz, among others. See the full series here.
Sherman Sam is interviewed in Traction Magazine. The article by Charlotte Barnard, features a dialogue about his process and approach to painting and drawing. Sam is quoted saying “They come about in a process of, lets call it, searching, working through, erasure and then finally equipoise.” Read the full article here.
Sherman Sam Together We’re Heavy was featured on The Art Partners’s list of “The Five Exhibitions to visits this month in London” citing Zabludowicz Collection, Somerset House, Annka Kultys Gallery, Victoria Miro Mayfair and White Cube Bermondsey. More information can be found here.