ART PLUGGED FEATURES STUDIO WEST'S BALLET PERFOAMNCE WITH PORTOBELLO DANCE CO. DURING KAROLINA ALBRICHT'S EXHIBITION '16 BRANCHES HIGH'.
"A wonderful collaboration has been born on the streets of Notting Hill, dreamed up by curator and founder of STUDIO WEST Caroline Boseley. A ballet performance by two dancers from Portobello Dance School will take place in her gallery responding to Karolina Albricht’s current exhibition '16 Branches High'. On the night of the 24th of March, the white walled space will become the stage and paintings will line the walls alongside viewers of the spectacle.
When she met painter Karolina Albricht, Caroline was inspired by her focus on gesture, movement, and the relationship of the body to painting. For Karolina, the canvas and the painter are in constant dialogue, like two bodies navigating space, they shift and move in relation to one another. Further, music is a great influence on Karolina’s process – the exhibition title is drawn from the lyrics of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Spinning Song. Musical dissonance, lyrical melodies and unusual sounds populate Karolina’s ‘Studio Playlists’, like familiar friends they float around the room accompanying and inspiring her as she paints."