Portrait of Mary Evans. Photo: Christa Holka; Installation view, ‘Uman. Darling sweetie, sweetie darling’, Hauser & Wirth London, 2024. Photo: Alex Delfanne

Exploring the Paintings of Uman

  • Thu 28 March 2024
  • 6 – 8 pm

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Uman. Darling sweetie, sweetie darling’ Hauser & Wirth London is delighted to welcome art students for a special evening exploring the style, subject matter and imaginative work of Uman. The evening’s interactive discussion will be led by Mary Evans, Director, UCL Slade School of Fine Art.

Welcome drinks take place at 6 pm, with the conversation starting promptly at 6.30 pm. This event is for students of painting, art and design.

Tickets are free, however, please book in advance by emailing hwlondonlearning@hauserwirth.com by Thursday 21 March.

About Mary Evans
Mary Evans, a renowned artist educated at Goldsmiths, University of London and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, focuses her practice on the social, political, geographical, and historical aspects of Diaspora, migration, global mobility, and exchange. Recently appointed as the Director of Fine Art at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and having previously led the BA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Arts, Evans is deeply committed to challenging educational barriers and expanding arts accessibility. Her international reputation is evidenced by her participation in numerous exhibitions, commissions, and residencies worldwide, including notable events including the Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China (2008); ‘Meditations,’ Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD (2008); and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (2010) .

About ‘Uman. Darling sweetie, sweetie darling’
Uman’s first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth takes place in London, in equal partnership with Nicola Vassell Gallery, New York NY. Uman’s ebullient visual vocabulary reflects her expansive cross-cultural experiences. Born in Somalia and raised in Kenya, she emigrated to Denmark as a teenager and later to New York as a young adult. Now living and working in upstate New York, Uman paints lavishly detailed, opulently colored worlds replete with gesture, geometry and evocations of the sublime. While these works are executed primarily with oil paint, she also combines acrylic paint, oil stick and collage techniques.

The exhibition is on view at Hauser & Wirth London through Saturday 30 March.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.