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BayArt 7.7.23 – 29.7.23
‘Beastly Love’ is inspired by Islamic arts, specifically Persian tiles and carpets, but also taking inspiration from influences from South/West Asia with close relations to Persian arts. In these artworks, there is an obsession with animals, specifically felines and canines. There’s many examples of entangled animals, in the middle of a fight or a feed, captured in these artworks. I am interested in queer ecologies and looking at this imagery from a queer lens, while exploring the line between violence and intimacy, and how it links to the wider societal issues we face as people. 

Kasra Jalilipour (b.1995, Esfahan) is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist, writer and educator, currently based in the UK. Through humour, provocation and storytelling, their practice uses the body as the subject to discuss race, gender identity and sexuality. They have an ongoing body of research which looks for fragments of queerness hidden in Iran’s Qajar era, specifically stories that centre intimacy, eroticism and gender nonconformity.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a new essay from Dylan Huw.

Join us at BayArt, 6-8pm, for a drink in the sunshine!

︎ katayounjalilipour.com
︎ @kasrajalilipour

Painting Made Recently in Wales

Alice E C Banfield
Jo Berry
Garth Griffith
Lucia Jones
Carin Llwyd
Daniel MacCarthy
Tom Pitt
Dylan Williams
Richard Williams

Opening Friday 6th May 6-9pm
Open Saturday 7th May 11am-5pm

Then by appointment. Please contact  www.llegallery.com

LLE is taking residency at BayArt for a series of shows and publications.   LLE is an Artist-led curatorial project with a focus on contemporary painting.

image: Jo Berry – Untitled 2022 (The Mirror)