Issy Wood, Study for Wednesday, 2022 © Issy Wood 2023, courtesy the artist; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; and Michael Werner, New York. Photographer: Stephen James
Issy Wood, Study for Wednesday, 2022 © Issy Wood 2023, courtesy the artist; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; and Michael Werner, New York. Photographer: Stephen James 

Issy Wood - Study For No

18/10/2023 - 07/01/2024

Lafayette Anticipations 
9 rue du Plâtre 
 
75004 Paris

www.lafayetteanticipations.com/fr   

 
Lafayette Anticipations presents "Study For No", the first solo exhibition of Issy Wood in France, bringing together more than 60 works by the British painter, most of which are being shown for the first time.
Borrowing its title from a 2019 painting, the exhibition unfolds around the notion of refusal and resistance, explored through the artist's obsession with intimacy, interiority, care, desire, femininity, relationships, and identity. An observer of the contemporary world, Issy Wood approaches her painting practice as a form of diary, which she accompanies with daily writing and music composition that altogether form an intimate portrait of the artist. Her work stands out as rejecting a certain order expressing an uneasiness in the face of the systems of oppression — both conscious and unconscious — which control beings, and make some vulnerable. The exhibition Study For No looks at how refusal is heard or ignored, while calling “to learn the power of using the word ‘no.’