SFSA curate and programme no format Gallery. The gallery programme supports artists, craft makers and designers, curators, students, local schools and colleges, and other arts organisations through exhibitions, talks, studio
visits, and other events.
If you would like further information or have interest to submit a proposal please contact:
Matthew Wood e: email@example.com m: 07946554574
no format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, London, SE8 5JB
Image: no format Gallery, Painting Open, Preview 2017
A Change in Weather - Seasonal Art Ecosystems
Residency 06 - 16 August
Preview Friday 17 August
Exhibition 18 - 22 August
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). Her paintings, often shown on their own or accompanied by an audio piece, explore isolation, power structures (i.e.
control, tales of leisure and consumerism), and their affect and authority on our bodies. Dying birds, muddy backgrounds, suggestive landscapes, decaying flowers, deteriorating bodies, domesticated dogs and flamboyant flamingos act as signifiers that, when
positioned together, generate abstract narratives. This is her way of exploring the construction of our subjective realities and meaning-making in our post-truth condition. www.eleniodysseos.net
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).With his work he tries to capture the essence of memory and story telling. Due to the constant flow of information
through social media and multiple news sources, the way we understand information and construct narrative is continually changing and more often than not incomplete. In these gaps of completion, it allows any one person to fill in the space and create the
narrative for themselves which breeds a generation of post truth and fake news rhetoric, allowing for ignorance and falsifications to be perceived as truth.
Oana Damir is an independent curator based in London. She founded Vagabond, a mobile project space, and self-funded and curated several exhibitions within the platform from 2014 to present. As part of her academic research, Oana is questioning the intersection
of art and animal studies, and if contemporary art can bridge the gap between aesthetic form and resolution. This is a strand of her long-term research project of investigating anthropocentric implications in contemporary art. 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. She curated the solo exhibition of Alessio Zemoz, Because My Name is George.Tea has always
been interested in the contamination between past and present, tradition and innovation. Her current research is focused on investigating the use of craft in contemporary art practice, both from an aesthetic and sociological point of view.
Preview Friday 7thSeptember 6 – 9pm
Exhibition continues Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th // Friday 14th - Sunday 16th September.
Gallery open 11 - 6pm
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.
In this exhibition, Ingram will present collaged works on paper alongside a new series of wall-based works that explore the boundary between painting and sculpture. This new series of ‘relief’ works are made from off-cuts of wood and found materials. Ingram
is attracted to the randomness of finding readymade shapes; discarded and salvaged materials often providing a starting point to further explore surface and form. Through the process of play with these materials in the studio, pieces are assembled and morphed
together. Ingram chooses to physically edit his works by collapsing and joining works together, producing outcomes that are a manifestation of starting points and compositions.
‘Broken Pictures’, acknowledges the fragmentation and deconstructive nature of Ingram’s studio process. Scattered across the gallery walls, the works on display will shift from the traditional confines of the picture plane into exaggerated shapes and compositions
that play between image and form.
Rosalind Davis & Justin Hibbs in collaboration
Preview: Thursday 20th September 5-8.30pm
Open 2-7pm: Friday 21st- Sat 22nd and Fri 28th- Sat 29th September. Or open by appointment.
Saturday 29th September Closing event - Artists in Conversation with guest speakers 6-8.30pm. #Bordercontrol
‘Artistic production is nodal, networked, and a perpetually unfinished project, things nudging each other, domino effects transpiring. The real-world analogue of this is that in an artist’s studio, it’s always a transitional moment: the detached
artwork as standalone statement is a falsity, a piece of theatre. In reality, one thing leads to another, all kinds of ambient forces shaping what’s made’(Martin Herbertfrom the text ‘Between Before and After’ to accompany Justin
Hibbs Exhibition ‘Alias Re-Covered’ Carroll/Fletcher 2015).
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 Controlsis
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?
Davis and Hibbs are artists who have collaborated informally for several years. These collaborations have centred around shared themes, overlapping research interests and ongoing conversations into one another’s practices and curatorial projects. Both have
independent careers but also are a couple who share a studio, where the inevitable questions arise about how and where to set boundaries. For their exhibition at no format gallery, Davis and Hibbs create an installation that brings together multiple strands
of their practices into direct dialogue with one other. Within the parameters of the gallery neither artists work can be negotiated without experiencing reflections of the other within them.
04 - 14 October
In a body of new work created especially for this exhibition Robert Fitzmaurice will advance some of the themes and motifs which have preoccupied him in recent years (both conceptually and pictorially). In a selection of painting, collage and sculpture ideas
of the double, the diptych, the doppelgänger, sibling rivalry, and other pictorial tautologies will find formal resonance through his growing interest in uniting disparate techniques, processes and materials.
Simon Brewster / Francesca Busca / 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
Plymouth College of Art
Don't walk walk gallery - Take over
SFSA Painting Open
Arch 29 closes and we relocate no format Gallery within our permanent Studio Project, Arklow Road, Deptford.