India Dewar: Waves

When painted waves become visual metaphors for patterns of global migration.

About the exhibition
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“The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore.

One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall.

The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs

which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move.

The waves fell; withdrew and fell again, like the thud of a great beast stamping.” 

                                                                                                                                                                 The Waves, Virginia Woolf, 1931.

About the curator

London-based, Alix Janta-Polczynski is engaged in various projects. In 2009, she co-founded Art Barter (, a platform to promote the use of barter between artists and the public through exhibitions. Successive events were held in London, Berlin, New York, Madrid, Istanbul, Mexico City and Dubai. Their goal to support young talent materialised in 2012 through the creation of Alteria Art (, a collaborative vehicle closely working with both emerging and established artists through an eclectic program of exhibitions, talks and commissioned works. She also co-runs Adad Books (, a publishing company specialising in photography works.