10 September 2010 - 17 October 2010
COLLABORATORS 2 is an exhibition of editions and unique works by 28 artists. It is an opportunity for us to show work by artists we admire as well as those who have previously shown in the gallery.
Curated by Sandie Macrae and Remy Hoche.
THE ARTISTS :
Chris Barr is a recent graduate of the MA painting program at the RCA. Underlying his apparently diverse practice there remains a strong affinity with the concerns of the materialist historian and the mythologies surrounding the everyday social relations between things.
Photographer and artist, Lionel Bayol-Themines lives and works in Paris. He has been concerned with the relationship and evolution of Humans to their history and identity for the last twenty years. Today he also makes video and sound installation. Since 2004 he has had a residency at the National Foundation for Graphic and Visual Arts in Paris.
Abdelkader Benchamma has shown his works in many exhibitions and is working with several galleries in Europe. His drawing is considered like an entire work, which processes questions about landscape, representation and space.
RICHARD BEVAN & PERNILLE LEGGAT RAMFELT
Pernille and Richard both graduated from the Slade in 2008. They started making things together while studying there, including setting up a radio station that translated words such as 'happy', 'cock' and 'original' into the first languages of fellow students. Earlier this year they re-made a work for and in Standpoint Gallery in Hoxton and have produced a book 'POC' which is semi-documentation of the process of working there. POC is their second book, the first being a rainbow coloured edition which was part of Richard's show in g39, Cardiff last year. They also work together when making things that are not presented as collaborations.
Kieran Brown has gone fishing and can not answer any questions about his past at the moment, sorry.
Carolyn Bunt is an artist and a graphic designer. Through the discipline of photography, she is engaged intensely with the act of looking, and concentrates on a kind of visual scrutiny, into which the viewer is drawn, generating a particular quietness and strength. Significant events lie hidden in her seemingly empty but quietly powerful photographs and prints.
MARTIN JOHN CALLANAN
Martin John Callanan is an artist whose work spans numerous mediums and engages both emerging and commonplace technology. His work has included translating active communication data into music; freezing in time the earth’s water system; writing thousands of letters; capturing newspapers from around the world as they are published; taming wind onto the internet and broadcasting his precise physical location live for over two years.
Juan Cruz b. Palencia, Spain 1970, currently lives in Liverpool where he is Professor of Fine Art and Head of the Department of Art and Architecture at LJMU. Recent projects include solo exhibitions in Tokyo and Madrid, and group shows such as Estratos, Murcia, Spain.
Andrew Curtis produces images of suburban dissonance by blurring physical and psychological reality. Using our shared knowledge and preconceptions of suburbia, he questions contemporary notions of anomie, the abject and the exotic.
DUNHILL AND O’BRIEN
Dunhill and O’Brien have been working collaboratively since 1998.
They have been involved in exhibitions in galleries and project spaces in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Italy and Japan. They have participated in residencies and projects including the British School at Rome, Youkobo art Space, Tokyo and the European Ceramic Work Centre s’Hertogenbosch, Holland. One of the primary tasks in their collaborative practice has been to work out how to make sculpture unhampered by the burden of taste or the ‘hand of the artist’. This quest has led them to devise elaborate strategies and devices employing chance, physical instability, remote control and at times the involvement of groups of participants.
Dunhill and O’Brien edit and direct the research portal: www.collabarts.org focusing on collaborative art practice through a collection of essays, links and other resources.
Mark Dunhill is Dean of St Martins College of Art and Tamiko O’brien is Associate Dean of Camberwell College of Art.
Simon Faithfull is an artist based in London and Berlin - recent exhibitions include Gravity Sucks at the BFI gallery London, Simon Faithfull: Recent Findings at the Harris Museum in Preston and Voyages Extraordinaire in CRAC Alsace, France,
Recent work by Robert Fearns has been concerned with the nature of perception, particularly processes of scanning and searching across two dimensional surfaces. Our view of the earth in the etching 'Border' is directed through the superimposition of the apparently arbitrary borders between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Robert Fearns lives in Bath and lectures in Fine Art at Bath Spa University.
Lesley Guy is an artist and writer based in Sheffield. She is a member of Host Artists Group and co-director of Bloc Projects, an artist-led contemporary art space.
Marguerite Horner graduated in 2004. She received ‘Kidd Rapinet prize’ for outstanding work at her M.A. Fine Art Painting degree show She was selected for The Guardian / Saatchi competition and her work was shortlisted for the first Celeste Art Prize. Since then she has exhibited widely in Art Fairs and Group Shows, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2005-2008-2010) and The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition Sept 2010.
Toby Huddlestone’s recent projects and exhibitions include solo shows ON ON/Protest Apathy at Outlet, Manchester (2009), Double Yes at Plan 9, Bristol (2008) and at In Focus space at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown (2008). He has been selected for the EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS publication and festival in Linz, has upcoming shows in Munich and Tehran in 2010 and has been nominated for the Arts Council England Oxford-Melbourne Fellowship 2010.
CHRIS SHAW HUGHES
Chris Shaw Hughes. Chris is currently working with the 'site of trauma'. His work has just been selected to take part in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Shows in Liverpool and ICA, London.
Reynir Hutber's multidisciplinary projects explore concerns commonly associated with Seventies' performance practice. His current practice is broadly concerned with the devices through which social behaviour is coerced,monitored and evaluated. He was awarded the Catlin Art Prize 2010.
Klepuszewska recently won the Publishing Prize after been selected to participate in the international workshop 'The Construction of a Photography Book' led by renowned Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi at the Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata, Rome. Living Arrangements will be published in Rome by Postcart Publishing House in October 2010.
Eric Michel is a french multimedia artist. Following in the footsteps of Yves Klein, James Turrell and Dan Flavin, his photography and videos, create a vibrating space, in search of immateriality.
Mariele Neudecker is German, based in the UK and exhibits internationally. In her work she investigates our relationship to landscape representations and encourages notions of continuous change and a sense of presentiment. She is currently on a three months residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, California and has been shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth Commission, Trafalgar Square.
Born in 1980, Romain Osi lives and works in Paris. Whatever the topic and location – nocturnal wandering on the motorway, the concrete city with no view of the sky, or conversely, the desert landscape in which nature reclaims its rights – Romain Osi’s work consists of images of life taken from the world with pinpoint accuracy. All the lighting is natural from the moon or from car headlights, without any artificial help or post production retouching.
His work has been shown in several international institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, International Havana Biennale, CCF Berlin, etc.
Jayne Parker is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been widely shown in art institutions, on television and in film and music festivals. A DVD compilation of her film work was released in 2008 by the BFI, the fourth volume in their British Artists' Films series. In 2008 she completed Trilogy:Kettle's Yard, a new series of films with cellist Anton Lukoszevieze. Premiered at The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival in October 2008, Trilogy: Kettle's Yard was shown as part of a solo exhibition at R O O M in 2009. Her films her distributed by LUX.
As an artist working primarily with drawing and print, Emma Stibbon has been widely shown including recent solo exhibitions at the Stadtmuseum, Berlin, the University of Brighton Gallery, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, upstairs berlin, and R O O M, London. She has received several awards including a recent Arts Council Award, British Council support and the Derek Hilll scholarship for a residency she will start later this year at the British School in Rome.
Rachel Thorlby graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007, she has won many awards including the Celeste Student Art Prize, the Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Award and the Davis Langdon Award. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally most recently at Madder139 with her solo show The Immortality Drive.
Jane Ward graduated from the Royal College of Art, MA Printmaking course in 2007. Her work has featured in Artfutures (2002), Celeste Art Prize (2007) Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2008) and she has been awarded the Terrence Conran Foundation Award and the Tim Mara Prize.
She currently lives and works in London.
Ian Whittlesea's work is often concerned with words, and with the lives and work of other artists and writers. In 2009 his transimile of Yves Klein's book The Foundations of Judo was published by The Everyday Press, London.
Tom Wolseley is an artist and director of Architrope. His projects explore transitional spaces in our experience and environment. He is based in Cabin-et, a recycled shipping container off hackney rd.
Aishan Yu was born and raised in Sichuan, southwest of China and currently lives and works in London. She holds an MFA from the Slade School of Art in London and a BA from Sichuan Academy of Fine Art in China. Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions throughout China and UK. She has been awarded several prizes, including FBA Emerging Artist Prize (2009), The Stations of the Cross commission St Andrew Church (2008) and the Chinese New Generation Artist Award (2004).
Opening Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00