Selected Press

Artlyst, Three South Coast Exhibitions Not To Miss – Claudia Barbieri Childs, 16 July 2024

Art Basel, Editors’ picks: Eight shows to see this summer, 16 July 2024

The Guardian, Giants of Ukrainian art, Henry Moore goes to war and Chris Ofili’s myth making – the week in art, Jonathan Jones, 28 June 2024

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Maureen Paley is pleased to present Voyage, the second group exhibition at Morena di Luna, Hove.

The title draws from Le Voyage Dans la Lune (1902), a silent film by Georges Méliès that follows a group of astronomers who travel to the moon and have to escape from its native inhabitants, the Selentines, one of whom is later taken captive by the astronomers and brought back to earth. Through its adventure, technological wonder, and absurdity, the film is frequently considered the first science fiction film in cinematic history and a piece of anti-imperialist satire.

The collective of artists gathered at Voyage share this spirit of transcendence and world building. Their works are frequently unmoored from any specific time or place to instead foster spaces of desire and projection. An intergenerational group of artists that bridge multiple locales; they span London, Glasgow, mid-century Antigua and present-day New York.

Frank Walter
Untitled (Abstract black tree trunk and branches)
oil on pressed fibre with masonite backing
17.6 x 17.6 cm - 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in

Savannah Marie Harris
Spiraling Ravine
oil, sand, oil stick on canvas
200 × 190 cm – 78 3/4 × 74 3/4 in
2024

Voyage
exhibition view
Morena di Luna, Hove
2024

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Voyage
exhibition view
Morena di Luna, Hove
2024

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Frank Walter
Untitled (God Over All)
oil on pressed fibre with masonite backing
19.5 x 19.5 cm - 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in

Frank Walter
Untitled (Murky hillside on the sea)
oil on pressed fibre with masonite backing
22 x 22 cm - 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in

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Jake Grewal
He moved fast beyond my eye
oil on canvas
30 x 70 cm - 11 3/4 x 27 1/2 in
2024

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Jake Grewal
He moved fast beyond my eye
oil on canvas
30 × 70 cm – 11 3/4 × 27 1/2 in
2024

Voyage

exhibition view
Morena di Luna, Hove
2024

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Caspar Heinemann
Glorie #12
cardboard, acrylic, tape, string, dental floss,
metal, Huberd’s shoe grease
8.5 x 23 x 13 cm - 3 3/8 x 9 x 5 1/8 in
2022

Voyage

exhibition view
Morena di Luna, Hove
2024

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Mike Silva
Red Sleeping
oil on linen
91.4 x 137.2 cm - 36 x 54 in
2024

Voyage
exhibition view
Morena di Luna, Hove
2024

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Merlin James
Boat and Doorway
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
48 x 59 cm - 18 7/8 x 23 1/4 in
1984

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Andrew Ainslie Common
Gibbous Moon at first quarter, January 20th, Time: 8.47 G.M.T.
gelatin silver print, original glazed frame
73 x 57 cm - 28 3/4 x 22 1/2 in
1880

Voyage
exhibition view
Morena di Luna, Hove
2024

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Special thanks to Thomas Dane Gallery, Harlesden High Street, Cabinet Gallery, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, The Approach and Ingleby Gallery.