25 July – 29 August 2020
10 – 12 September 2020
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Christine Roland and Kara Hamilton
At Kurfürstenstraße 156
Site-specific installation at Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington, Seattle
11 June 2020 – 7 February 2021
Suzanne Hudson, World of Art: Contemporary Painting, Thames & Hudson
Olomouc Triennale 2020: The Universal, curated by Gina Renotière
Diversity United. Contemporary European Art
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
11 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Undo Things Done Exhibition Tour
Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
26 July – 9 September 2020
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
Barbican Centre, London; Luma Foundation, Arles, and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, established in 2008, is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary, trans-generational gallery programme with off-site projects, in collaboration with artists, filmmakers, critics, art historians, and curators. Its international exhibition programme reflects a variety of opinions and practices as well as Leighton’s associations with American and British experimental cinema, artist’s film and video, performance, minimal and conceptual art.
Director: Simon Gowing
Director: Patrick Armstrong
Gallery Manager: Melanie Isabel García
Finance Manager: Stefan Schuster
Tanya Leighton GmbH
Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25
Open Tuesday – Saturday
11am – 6pm and by appointment
Christine Roland. An ongoing curated project with artists, designers, ceramicists and florists
26 April 2019, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Tanya Leighton is pleased to present the second instalment of Danish ceramicist Christine Roland’s project with the gallery.
For this iteration, Roland has worked with botanical designer Mary Lennox, to install succulents and cacti, some of which are more than fifty years old, within Roland’s stoneware vessels.
Roland hand-builds all her pieces without using the wheel or traditional moulds. Her background in fine tailoring and draping leads her to bend and stretch ceramics into shapes that explore the limits of materiality. A sense of ancient Nordic traditions can be felt in many of Roland’s work – her dark stoneware pieces seem like they were just dug out of the earth.
Mary Lennox explores the potential of botanical elements for their beauty and their sculptural qualities. Her installations display the elegance of common weeds suspended in space, and consider old, slow growing cacti and succulents as monuments of shape.
For their collaboration at Tanya Leighton, the subtle connection between colours and textures in the collaboration of Christine Roland and Mary Lennox bears testament to their inspiring long-term dialog.