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: firstname.lastname@example.org m: 07946554574
no format Gallery, Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, London, SE8 5JB
Image: no format Gallery, Painting Open, Preview 2017
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.
28th March - 1st of April - Preview 18:00-21:00
28th - 31st 12:00 - 18:00 Daily
Artist talk Saturday 31st of March 14:30 - 16:00
Paintings for the Cat Dimension
David Surman presents 'Paintings for the Cat Dimension' a new solo show at no format Gallery.
The exhibition showcases a selection of recent paintings from a focused series investigating the motif of the cat.
Please join us on Wednesday 4th of April 6-9pm for the preview, featuring a performance by Isn'tses at roughly 8pm. https://isntses.bandcamp.com/
David Surman makes use of many mediums (including painting, printmaking, drawing, animation, film, photography, games and zines) to create work in a multi-cultural hybrid style. He combines influences from European expressionism, Asia-pacific pop and
digital cultures in ways that speak to the languages of his generation. His works tend to feature quotidian motifs drawn from both virtual culture and everyday reality,
such as wild animals, dogs and cats, domestic spaces, heads, skulls and masks. Each element is rendered in a gestural expressive style that employs improvisation, comedy, and insouciant handling to destabilise and provoke the viewer and question the status
of art in contemporary society.
David Surman (b. 1981) is from Barnstaple, North Devon and lives and works in London. He studied BA animation at Newport School of Art (2002), MA film studies at Warwick (2004) and MA visual art illustration and printmaking at Camberwell College of Art (2014).
Recent group shows and projects include Be Right Back at Rhoda Street Studios (2017), Figure Me Out at the dot project (2016), Pomegranate at Brixton East (2014), Experimental Gamepack 01 for LA Game Space (2013) and Darkness on the Edge of Town (2013) at
Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography. Forthcoming shows include a solo exhibition Streak or Ambush? at no format gallery in April 2018.'
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.
Andrew Smith’s practice includes exhibitions, most recently, Insight by Helfa Gelf at Oriel Mostyn; curatorial projects, Retake-Reinvent; public art commissions at Cardiff and Perm, Russia and initiating international exchanges for artists. Later this
year he will be artist in residence at Sauerbier House, South Eastern Australia. As an educator, he was Director of Fine Art at Bangor University.
Ten Years too Late
low plains drifter
Nicky Hodge’s recent paintings take Drift, Raoul de Keyser’s final show of paintings at David Zwirner in London in 2015, as a starting point. Revolving around a line of small paintings known as The Last Wall, the exhibition revisited
some of the subjects that preoccupied de Keyser throughout his near 50-year career including compositions 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 paintings in acrylic that jostle together in small groups creating meaning through their interrelationships and their playful titles. As art critic Libby Anson noted ‘She is not trying to recreate anything
in the real world, rather she is illustrating a state of mind … what determines that or that shape cannot be predetermined or defined. The process is as abstract as the shapes that appear to be the subject.’
Nicky Hodge lives in London. She graduated from Central St Martin’s in 1992 and was awarded a post-graduate diploma from Goldsmiths MFA in 2015. In the early 2000s her paintings were exhibited at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, including a solo exhibition
in 2001. Recent exhibitions and projects include Small World, PS Mirabel, Manchester (2017), away with the birds, Deptford X (2017) and Creekside Open, selected by Alison Wilding, APT Gallery (2017).
18th - 20th May
Preview Thursday 17th May
SFSA Drawing Open
50 participating artists, full info
In support of Refugee Week we are giving our gallery over to the
Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
. Work from their workshops and Art Therapy groups will be on display.
are taking over the gallery for two weeks.