Sunday, 21 October 2012

"I Remember" exhibition: About The Artists...

What follows is intended as an introduction to the artists taking part in the I REMEMBER exhibition. Please note: The images displayed are not necessarily what the artist will actually be exhibiting. Gordon Beswick Gordon was born in Stoke on Trent and educated at Brighton School of Art. "Puddle Girl" (oil on canvas, 2012) is a painting of his daughter Eva.
Mel Cole Mel is an artist and curator based in London. For more info visit her website: http://www.melcole.co.uk/biography.html
(Above: Untitled drawing by Mel Cole 2012) ***** Chris Coombes
(Above image: "Chris Coombes Clock". 2010. Battery operated wall clock, marker pen.) Chris Coombes studied fine at Chelsea graduating with a BA in 1998 and MA in 2010. During the summer of 2012 he exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery as part of The London Open. His work can be found online at www.chriscoombes.cc ***** Rosalind Davis is a graduate from the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. An artist, curator, award-winning blogger, writer, lecturer and co-founder of ZeitgeistArtsProjects. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections. Her work is currently on display in the Courtauld Institute until 2013. From 2009-11 Davis co-founded and managed Core Gallery a dynamic artist-led gallery space working in collaboration with over 200 artists and curators. Davis lectures for a number of organisations including the Royal College of Art, University of the Arts, ArtQuest, a-n The Artists Information Company and AIR. As a writer she has contributed to The Guardian, a-n Magazine, Artlicks and Jotta. She has also led art tours for South London Art Map & The Whitechapel Art Gallery. Rosalind Davis is an AIR Council Member. www.rosalinddavis.co.uk
(Above image: "I Remember" by Rosalind Davis 25x30cm, 2012) ***** Caroline Gervay Caroline says: "I photograph as a way to relate to the world around me. My approach is more natural than reasoned and from that interaction appears something personal on what can come across as ordinary or trivial. The subjects can be quite varied. As part of the process I spend a considerable amount of time in my darkroom for "digestion". My photographs are both a trace of that exploration and the exploration itself. The viewer can experience them one way or another."
I remember I remember. Fiber-based silver gelatin print, 2012 For more info visit her website: http://www.carolinegervay.com/#!__contact ***** Dom Kennedy 2004 - Royal College of Art 1995 - Winchester School of Art
(Image above "Untitled" 2012 by Dom Kennedy) *** Tom Lovelace
(Above image: In Preparation for the Real (2010)by Tom Lovelace.) Tom lives and works in London. He studied Photography and Art History at the Bournemouth Arts Institute and Goldsmiths College, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Work Starts Here (Son Gallery, London, 2012) and Gouge (Centre for Photography, Aarhus, Denmark, 2011). Recent group exhibitions include Uncommon Ground (Flowers Gallery, London, 2012) and Ristruttura (ProjectB Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2012). His work has been selected for the Terry O’Neill Award and reviewed in Time Out London and the Financial Times. Most recently he has been awarded an Anna Mahler Residency in Spoleto, Italy, where is currently engaging with the legacies of David Smith and Sol Lewitt. Lovelace’s practice is absorbed in a conceptual methodology and experimentation, yet upholds the labour tradition of artist as craftsman and the age-old realisation that beauty can negotiate a powerful allure of the imagination. Claudia Corrieri. Crossing disciplines and formal divisions within art is a common trend among a more interesting group of emerging artists, and Tom's visual sophistication combined with a fearless employment of broad artistic forms marks him out as an exciting young artist and one to watch. Bridget Croaker Website: www.tomlovelace.co.uk ***** Chloe Mortimer
(Above: "Another Time, Another Place" collaged by Chloe Mortimer) Chloe says: "I am a self taught artist based in Brighton. My work has been exhibited at Five Years Gallery, L-13 Gallery, The Barbican, Sartorial, and The Lucky Strike Gallery. In 2010 my work was featured in Saatchi's Art & Music magazine. Last year I was included in The Other Art Fair." ***** Simon Munnery
Simon, (who is also known by his stagenames Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium) is a comedy writer and experimental standup comedian.The Observer newspaper called Simon, ‘One of the most original and talented comedians in the country’. He has his own website: www.simonmunnery.com ***** Kate Murdoch Visit Kate's website: http://www.katemurdochartist.com/ (Below: detail from "Places I Remember" by Kate Murdoch)
*** Liam Newnham
(The above image is Idiot abstraction by Liam Newnham 2012) You can find out more about this artist/curator by visiting: http://www.liamnewnham.com/) ***** Christopher Owen
(Above image by Christopher Owen). ***** Liz Purchase Liz was educated at The University of Greenwich and Winchester School of Art. Her recent employers include The Royal Academy of Art.
(Above: Untitled painting by Liz Purchase 2012) ***** Kes Richardson
(Above image: "Cacophany" 2011 by Kes Richardson, acrylic on canvas 120 x 150cm) For Kes's c.v visit: http://www.kesrichardson.com/data/bio/bio01.html ***** Alli Sharma ***** Alli Sharma is an artist based in London. Exploring notions of identity, memory, longing and loss, she takes an ambiguous glance back at her own past to create revealing, fluid, gestural paintings. Interested in our emotional relationships with things and the stories we tell ourselves about our lives, her loose, revealing paint-marks boldly attempt to capture mementos of forgotten days, reflecting and contemplating things loved and longed for. With an emphasis on the materiality of their surface, Sharma transforms the overlooked into substantial painterly icons that evoke hidden histories.
(Above: "Poodle Crochet" by Alli Sharma, oil on canvas 2007) Marie Smith
(Above image by Marie Smith) ***** Annabel Tilley Annabel Tilley makes drawings currently inspired by the history of English painting. Shortlisted for The 2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize, she has exhibited widely including at fruehsorge contemporary drawing in Berlin, Transition Gallery, Galerie8, WW Gallery and C4RD in London, Oriel Davis in Wales and Towner, Eastbourne. Tilley co-founded Talk About The Work, an artists talk & peer critique programme run at Claremont Studios, Hastings 2006-09, featuring talks by artists like: Rose Wylie, Delaine Le Bas & Susan Collis. In 2012 Annabel Tilley co-founded and now runs Zeitgeist Arts Projects with the artist, Rosalind Davis. Annabel Tilley had a career in the city before retraining in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton, graduating in 2003. She also has an MA in literature and works from a studio in New Cross, South London. Her work is held in several private collections in the UK and USA. She lectures on professional practice for artists and has written for a-n Magazine, Garageland, Arty Magazine, and contributed to The Guardian on-line. Annabel Tilley is an AIR Council Member. www.annabeltilley.com www.zeitgeistartsprojects.com The image below is: "Rememberance of Plants Past" which is 60x40cm ink on paper, made in 2012.
***** Barry Thompson
(Above image "Big Brown Eyes" drawn by Barry Thompson. ***** Julian Wakeling (Photo below: Bewick St Lady photographed by Julian Wakeling in 2012)
Julian says:"I was born in Sunderland and attended Lincoln College of Art and Central St Martins. I studied graphic design and photography but have never been professional in either field. I have variously worked for the Post Office, the National Gallery and been a cycle courier. I used to make postcard art and have produced house music records. Last year I won the Fitzrovia Photography Prize at the Diemar-Noble Gallery. My street photography project is ongoing. I take photographs every day." www.flickr.com/photos/julianwakeling ***** Aleksandra Wojcik
(Above image: by Aleksandra Wojcik from the series "Postcards from my life") Aleksandra recently featured in the Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4's New Sensations. Alex says:"I’m interested in themes borrowed from literature and fine art landscape, portrait, nudes but related to the time we live and I always try to leave room for the viewer to make their own interpretations. It is important for me to ‘experience’ my photography. I often work alone, accompanied by different emotions, fear, joy or desire. I treat photography as a language, a game, as a dialogue, like meditation and as an adventure." For more info visit her website: http://www.aleksandrawojcik.com/# ***** Paul Wye
You can follow Paul on twitter: https://twitter.com/paul_wye Paul says: "My practice engages with the artefact, it’s place within a collection and the context created by the assembly of these groups of objects. For me, the museum acts as the institutionalised collection; objects are ordered to the curator’s particular criteria forming arrays, patterns and logical systems. I become interested when there is a sense of another, more eccentric order, at work." For full c.v visit: http://www.paulwye.co.uk/index.php?/more-about-paul/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday the 14th of November is the date of the p.v of "I Remember" at The A-side B-side Gallery (6.30pm - 9.30pm). The show runs until Dec 2nd, the gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 12 - 6pm or by appointment. The address is 5-9 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney E8 2BT For more info e-mail: asidebsidegallery@hotmail.com 44787634029 or 447792126195

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