Campoli Presti is a contemporary art gallery founded in London in 2003. In June 2021 the gallery begins a new series of exhibitions at 34 Bourdon Street in Mayfair. In Paris a permanent space has been established since 2007 located in the historical Hôtel de Lagrange built in 1731.
The gallery artists share an ongoing critical engagement with modes of display, notions of authorship, the tension between the material and the digital, as well as conventionally non-artistic disciplines. The gallery bridges contemporary artists' practices with historical figures who share mutual concerns by initiating exhibitions with artists such as Martin Barré (2005), Marcel Broodthaers (2008 / 2012), Louise Lawler (April 2018) and Sarah Charlesworth (representation of the Estate since 2017).
34 Bourdon Street
Katherine Bradford03 – 20 June 2021Campoli Presti begins a new series of exhibitions at 34 Bourdon Street with a solo presentation by Katherine Bradford, opening during the London Gallery Weekend. Interacting with increasingly segmented, abstract backgrounds, the figures in Bradford's recent paintings address constructed social roles, like the archetypical figure of the mother, through incongruous, dream-like scenes. Bradford creates her figures with elementary painterly marks, often lacking detail or facial features that would allow to assign a gender identity. Although charged with social interactions shifting between domination and agency, her groups of people exist in collective fluidity, in an intangible atmosphere where bodies interweave and dissolve.