The North American Pavillion
Frieze at No. 9 Cork Street, London
NOON Projects is thrilled to participate in The North American Pavilion, an exhibition of 8 young galleries hosted by Frieze at their No. 9 Cork Street space located in the heart of London.
The North American Pavilion is curated by Alex Tieghi-Walker, the gallerist, curator, and founder of the design platform TIWA Select. The assemblage of 8 galleries from the United States, México, and Canada was selected for their directive in straddling the space between art, design, and craft.
NOON Projects’ presentation includes five artists from its program: Ben Borden, Maddy Inez Leeser, Matt Momchilov, William Moss, and David Shull.
Matt Momchilov and William Moss’ works illustrate fictional worlds, both from a science fiction futurist perspective and those which reimagine the past. Momchilov’s paintings follow a tradition of historical portraiture, his depicting fictional dandies and queer charmers. Moss’ series of mugs illustrates a non-linear narrative arc taking place partly in the Mojave desert and partly in outer space and centered around the quest for an illusive space lemon.
Maddy Inez Leeser and David Shull present pieces inspired by California native and invasive vegetation. Drawing inspiration from mythology, generational magic, and herbal practices, Leeser‘s ceramics process trauma through clay. Shull‘s large-scale painting which floats away from the wall on armatures is inspired by quilts, and flags, and explores contemporary life’s rub with timeless concerns of being human.
Ben Borden presents a new series of paintings, candelabras, and sconces created on glass by a chemical reaction housed in bioplastic algae in which the color and image will continue to evolve and change forever.
The North American Pavilion will also illustrate the ongoing growth of North American galleries specializing in and showing collectible design, with additional participation from Bruises Gallery, Emma Scully Gallery, Jacqueline Sullivan Gallery, MARTA, OF THE CLOTH, Studio IMA, and TIWA Select.
Launched in 2021, No. 9 Cork Street is Frieze’s first permanent exhibition space for international galleries in the heart of historic Mayfair, London. Housed across three floors, No. 9 hosts an ambitious program of exhibitions and projects organized by the world’s leading galleries throughout the year.