The irresistible rituals of dust
Plymouth College of Art
Participating Artists: Aleksandra Sosnowska / Anna Munday / Carol Vincent / Chris Sargent / Danni Thurley / Guy Barkley-Smith / Marcus Nodwell / Mariah Clarkson-Bates / Mark Corfield / Nicky Harwood / Becky Elia.
Simon Brewster / Andrea Coltman / Samuel L Herbert / Rita Isaacs / Ian Monroe / Carolyn Morris / Venetia Nevill / Amy Pearce Buzzard / Jane Pickersgill / Fiona G Roberts / Monique Wan and Yuting Wang
Show sponsored by Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd.
Paintings, collages and sculptures exploring the double, the diptych, and other dualities.
Rosalind Davies and Justin Hibbs in collaboration
Within the shadow of increasingly restricted borders and political control, regarding migration and the increasing isolationism seen both here in the UK (with Brexit) as well as the wider geographical concerns in Europe and America,
Border Controls is
an exhibition featuring two artists who engender a sense of permeable boundary and threshold. The personal and political dimensions of art-making and authorship can be seen as pertinent to wider social concerns and questions that address the dynamics of power,
autonomy and control:
Does power reside in imposing control or is it defined by allowing other voices in?
Can ceding control to plurality of authorship become generative / empowering?
Where and how do we draw boundaries and what might constitute a border less work?
Can an enriched society exist within a context of fixed boundaries, confines and limitations?
[This show was part of DeptfordX Fringe.]
For London-based artist Bruce Ingram, studio debris provides both the reference and the raw materials for the creation of abstract compositions that rely on chance juxtapositions and experimentation. Ingram’s works reference a modernist concern with shape
and form, often blurring the boundaries between the figurative and the abstract.
A Change in Weather - Seasonal Art Ecosystems
A Change in Weather – Seasonal Art Ecosystem is a residency that wishes to investigate and discuss the physical, social and institutional role of the art gallery. During the first two weeks, artists Eleni Odysseos and Paul Gaudet will be residing
at no format Gallery, taking over the space. After sharing a studio for a year, they are now coming together in a collaborative approach, to further explore the limits of painting, and social installation-making. Through imaginative story-telling, the paintings
will slowly unravel in a cacophony of voices, overlapping bodies, confusing the timeline of a reliable present.
Eleni Odysseos (born in Famagusta, Cyprus) is currently completing an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (2016-2018). // Paul Gaudet (born in U.S.) received a BFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art in Design (2013) and an MFA from
Goldsmiths College (2018). // Oana is currently undergoing an MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London. www.vagabond-gallery.com
// Tea Gradassi is an Italian curator that has recently
moved to London. In the past years, she worked for Premio Combat Prize and collaborated with various art festivals.
Hamish Macaulay & Sean Worrall
Curated by Daniel Huckfield
This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artists and makers, all of who are interested in the ‘touch’ of the artist.
Both the presence and the absence of the artist’s ‘touch’ will be explored in this mixed media exhibition. @makersmarkshow
Curated By Oana Damir
Let’s Talk About Tomorrow brings together works by contemporary artists Beatriz Creel, Liselotte Klint, Sara Rodrigues and Panicattack Duo collective. Hosted at No Format gallery in South East London, the show unravels in a visual installation
of Beatriz’s The Land That Does Not Yet Exist, with her The New Humanity video (2017) as a dystopian manifesto addressed to the ‘new humanity’. Land that does not yet exist is a sculpture of steel representing an abstract form of a land that could exist in
the future. This land is a place where everything is ideal, where the ‘new humanity’ has found plenitude.
‘In Insubstantial Pageant Toby Ursell take snippets of a very European tradition of painting as his ‘motif’- or a guide of where to put the paint. Perhaps portraits of portraits, the work may contain a dry humour though is not meant as parody or irony but more
a celebration- an acknowledgement of a debt. Each painting is like a little confession, a nod to a romanticism Ursell knows he can no longer indulge in, yet does’
low plains drifter
Nicky Hodge’s recent paintings take Drift, Raoul de Keyser’s final show at David Zwirner in London in 2015, as a starting point. The exhibition revisited some of the subjects that preoccupied de Keyser throughout his near 50-year career including paintings
inspired by the Belgian lowlands where he lived all his life, as well as purely abstract works that interrogate the activity of painting itself.
In Low Plains Drifter, Nicky Hodge shows small abstract paintings in acrylic that jostle together in small groups or pairs creating meaning through their interrelationships and their playful titles.
Rory Beard / Lucy Turner / Shuaiting Li / Irene Adorni / Charlie Yetton
Unfamiliar Shift is a group show that aims to deepen our concept of space, the perception we have of it and how our direct physical and mental action can create a shift that changes the space itself and reveals something that, until a moment before, we
were not familiar with. The viewer becomes an activating element of this shift and therefore there relationship with the work and with the space created within the work is fundamental.
Ten Years too Late
As the title suggests,Ten Years Too Late is a show that jokes at the artist Michael Coppelov’s decision to take a decade-long hiatus from art production after his MFA, which he finished in 2008.
The decade-long break is, thankfully, not strictly true. Rather, it marks a significant point of emergence into London's art scene, having moved here twelve months ago after having spent three months at an artist residency in remote northern Iceland.
Ten Years Too Late is an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures, produced in late 2017 and early 2018 and all based on the concept of interconnection and networked utopias. The paintings hanging on the walls are paintings of the sculptures that sit on top
of nearby plinths. Furthermore, the sculptures themselves are made from his dissected paintings. All the works in the show reference one another, suggesting that they’re all part of a mad interconnected world. This interconnectedness is the central concern
in the artist’s work. He is fascinated by the idea that the whole world is interconnected in a way too impossible to fully grasp.
Colour Equilibrium features new work by Andrew Smith. Focusing on the perception of colour, his paintings explore the visual dynamic of taut shape and motif with ranges of colour juxtaposition that align our perception with a seemingly simple image environment.
Paintings for the Cat Dimension
The exhibition showcases a selection of recent paintings from a focused series investigating the motif of the cat.
Deepa Chudasama / Janet Currier / Chrissie Stewart
The surface of a canvas/paper is a tangible, material manifest. It is below the surface, the unconscious mind that drives this manifestation. Three women artists come together exploring both the materiality and performitivity of their practice and the interior
world that drives it.
Made from Deptford
'inspired by his childhood growing up on the Pepys Estate in Deptford, South London, Steve investigates dystopian themes and ideas associated with British housing estates.'
January 2018Freya Douglas Ferguson / Anna Garrett / Caroline Milster
Fluid. Feminine. Unrestrained.