Hilda Kortei and Rachel Adams

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Slugtown are pleased to present Shoehorn, a two-person off-site exhibition at Pipeline, London featuring new work by London based artist Hilda Kortei and Glasgow based artist Rachel Adams.  Within the exhibition, both artists investigate ideas of value, labour and the overlooked, and present works that abstract quotidian objects into narrative-loaded pieces with new readings.

Shoehorn is part of the gallery exchange between Pipeline and Slugtown. The gallery swap seeks to develop a collegiate spirit between the two arts ecologies and foster a more national inclusive art community.

Pipeline are presenting Renegade, a solo exhibition by Conor Rogers at Slugtown opening on Thursday 18 July and on show until Saturday 3 August. 

Hilda Kortei (b.1994, London) is a visual artist based in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting in 2023. Recent exhibitions include, In Praise of Black Errantry, Palazzo Pisani S. Marina, Venice (2024); Stellatundra, Sim Smith, London (2023); Charlie, Let’s Go!, Harlesden High Street, London (2023); Plastic Stars, Tara Downs, New York (2023); Manifold (Deluxe); Frieze No.9 Cork Street, London (2023); On The Verge of Its Own Disappearing, Wilder Gallery, London (2023). Awards and residencies include, Villa Lena residency, Tuscany (2023); Sir Frank Bowling Award (2021); Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarship (2021); London Creative Network at SPACE (2021).

Rachel Adams (b.1985, Newcastle upon Tyne) is an artist based in Glasgow. She graduated with an MFA from Ruskin School of Art in 2017 and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2023. Recent exhibitions include, Storage Tokyo, Yoshimi Arts offsite project, Tokyo (2023); Damp, domobaal, London (2022); Hothouse, Hospitalfield, Arbroath (2019); Noon, David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow (2018); Lowlight, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2018); Right Twice a Day, Jerwood Project Space, Jerwood Visual Arts, London (2017). Awards and residencies include Henry Moore Artist Award (2022); and Sainbury’s Scholar in Painting and Sculpture at the British School at Rome (2015-16).