Saturday, 27 September 2014

Salon 6 @ The Old Lock Up Studio

A contemporary art exhibition of regional and international artists for ONE night only.

27th September 2014
6.30 -9.30pm 

Steve Gresham

Curated by Rachael Pinks

The Old Lock Up Studio
Swifts Hollow
19 The Hill
Tel: 07927128989

Friday, 26 September 2014

Wirksworth Festival 2014

On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September 2014 I participated in Wirksworth Festival’s Art and Architecture Trail. My venue was in a very attractive Victorian house on the edge of the town. When hanging my work I wanted to consider and work with the domestic space, trying not to alter or move the placed house hold objects or ‘knick-knacks’ and instead respond to these personal features.

The Harlequin, a painting enlarged and printed onto shantung silk, was the first time that I had used this medium- digital printing. By presenting the work as a wall hanging I wanted to make reference to current research that I have began to undertake into the crossover of textile design and Modernist aims. This includes the Omega Workshops and the Vorticists in Britain, Sonia Delaunay-Terk in France, the Constructivist, Liubov Popova and Pablo Picasso (from mid 20th Century).

See below for installation photographs of the work that I exhibited at Wirksworth Festival.

(From left to right) Trapeze (top), Up! (bottom), 2014, acrylic and oil on board, 
 Rotating Shape- Side II, 2013, acrylic on cardboard

 Rotating Shape- Side I, 2013, acrylic paint on cardboard

 (Left to right) Leaning Octagon, 2014, watercolour on paper, The Harlequin, 2014, printed shantung silk

 (Left to right) Kite I, Demi-horizontal, Extendable Frame, Points, 2014, gouache on paper, Monument, 2013, acrylic and oil on linen, Conical (Tents),  2014, found objects on dot and cross patterned paper

 Demi-horizontal (top), Kite I (bottom), 2014, gouache on paper

Kite I, 2014, gouache on paper, Conical (Tents), 2014, found objects on dot and cross patterned paper

Conical (Tents), 2014, found objects on dot and cross patterned paper, Monument, 2014, acrylic and oil on linen

Monument, 2014, acrylic and oil on linen

Thursday, 18 September 2014

(detail) Transition Gallery, London

Curated By Andrew Bracey

Private View & catalogue launch Friday 19th September 6-9 pm 
20th September – 12th October 2014 
Gallery Open Fri - Sun 12-6pm 
Artist talk: Sunday 12 October, 3pm
Clem Crosby will talk about his practice & curator Andrew Bracey will give a tour of the exhibition

(detail) features the work of 118 international artists, including Alexis Harding, Dan Hays, Robert Holyhead, Narbi Price, Jamie Shovlin and Emma Talbot, who have each selected a close-up from one of their paintings. These details are printed and displayed together to give both a tantalising glimpse into each artwork, and create a huge collage of images. 

 Evi Grigoropoulou

The exhibition launched at H-Project Space, Bangkok in June 2014 where it responded to the unique setting of the gallery, a traditionally constructed Thai house. The 118 artworks fitted into the distinctive wooden framework of the walls, completely filling and transforming the space. The show will be re-imagined in a new configuration as it moves to Transition and then on to Usher Gallery, Lincoln. Seen on mass, the different artworks will became a form of collage. Connections between the painting details are deliberately made by the curator in the display, as well as being formed serendipitously. Viewers are encouraged to make their own associations and interpretations of the juxtaposition of images.

(detail) features a wide range of painters, from the well-established to recent graduates. Their work encompasses abstraction, landscape, figuration and conceptually driven practices and employs a wide variety of mediums.
The reproduced close-up allows us to focus on the brush strokes, surface and minutiae of the painting. It is most commonly used in the art world in the pages of the exhibition catalogues or monographs. The idea of the detail is also something that is particular to the painters’ approach to both making a painting and viewing work in the gallery.

Louisa Chambers

The exhibition’s curator Andrew Bracey explains: ‘In the studio I have found my own relationship to working on a painting is up close to it, with only occasional glimpses of the whole as I step back. This focus on this particular painter’s viewpoint of the painting provoked the idea for this exhibition. This exhibition is an attempt to bring this studio mentality to the gallery. There is a power in the detail, it offers up fresh possibilities for viewing painting.’

Full list of artists in (detail):
Alec Shepley, Alexis Harding, Alison Erika Forde, Alastair Payne, Alli Sharma, Alun Williams, Andrea Giuseppe Corciulo, Andrew Bick, Andrew Bracey, Andrew Graves, Andrew Seto, Andrew Stahl, Andy Harper, Annabel Dover, Annabel Tilley, Annabelle Sheldon, Anthony Frost, Bartosz Beda, Ben Cove, Benet Spencer, Cathy Lomax, Christopher Bagnal, Clem Crosby, Clyde Hopkins, Corinna Spencer, Craig Barber, Damien Meade, Dan Hays, Dan Perfect, Daniel Sturgis, David Dipre, David Manley, David Reed, David Ryan, Dominic Shepherd, Eleanor Moreton, Emma Talbot, Enzo Marra, Eric Butcher, Estelle Thompson, Euripides Altintzoglou, Eve Ackroyd, Evi Grigoropoulou, Fabian Marcaccio, Fiona Curran, Fiona Macdonald. Fiona Rae, G L Brierley, Geraint Evans, Gordon Cheung, Gordon Dalton, Graham Crowley, Hamish McLain, Hannah Knox, Hanneline Visnes, Henny Acloque, Henrietta Simson, Iain Andrews, Isabel Young, Jamie Shovlin, Jay Oliver, Jennifer Maidment, John Rimmer, Julia Schwadron, Julie Heffernan, Julie Langsam, Karin Davie, Katie Pratt, Katrina Blannin, Laura Lancaster, Lesley Halliwell, Lindsay Bull, Louisa Chambers, Louise Bristow, Luke Frost, Maggie Ayliffe, Magnus Quaife, Mark Fairnington, Mark Kennard, Mark Wright, Medina Hammad, Michael Fullerton, Michael Roberts, Mick Finch, Miho Sato, Mik Godley, Mimei Thompson, Narbi Price, Natasha Kidd, Neal Rock, Olivia Notaro, Paul Edwards, Paul Winstanley, Pavel Büchler, Phoebe Mitchell, Rachel Lumsden, Rafal Topolewski, Rick Copsey, Robert Holyhead, Rosalind Davis, Ruth Solomons, Sarah R Key, Sarah Pickstone, Sharon Hall, Shirley Kaneda, Sigrid Holmwood, Simón Granell, Soichiro Shimizu, Stefan Sehler, Steve Dutton, Steve Ingman, Terry Shave, Thomas M Wright, Tom Cretney, Tom Hackney, Tony Smith, Tristram J Aver, Yelena Popova

The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England and The University of Lincoln

Unit 25a (second floor) Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN