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This week, Loewe has transformed its Miami boutique with the fifth installation in its “Chance Encounters” series. A succession of exhibitions conceived to create conversations between generations of artists, this installation will feature the works of Hilary Lloyd, alongside the late Ewen Henderson’s ceramic sculptures—both of displayed in conjunction with the space’s permanent, monumental 18th-century Portuguese granary.
“The ‘Chance Encounters’ exhibitions are an opportunity to create conversations across time, between artists whose work resonates strongly with my own creative approach,” said Loewe’s Creative Director, Jonathan Anderson. “Hilary Lloyd’s work is perfectly attuned to the contemporary moment and the way in which we engage with the visual world around us. It will stage a striking dialogue with Ewen Henderson’s bold materially-rich work.”
Lloyd’s presentation includes interventions of textile and color, accompanied by a series of monitors placed intermittently throughout the boutique. On the screens, viewers will find looped showings of the artist’s new film series, which was shot in and around her London-based studio. The works on view were inspired by her interests in fashion, architecture, textiles, and digital space, and positioned with the intention of inviting the viewer to activate the space surrounding the artwork.
In conversation with Lloyd’s installation is a selection of Henderson’s large-scale ceramics, hand-made with his unique sculptural language. Including creations like Group of Standing Stones (a sculptural trio that reminds us of the remnants of an ancient structure like Stonehenge), the ceramicist’s practice employed abstract forms and roughly-textured surfaces, informed by an interest in ancient art and embrace of clay—one of the fundamental materials used by humans throughout time.