The Stone Space proudly presents Inclusions, an exhibition which celebrates the work of artist’s whose work straddles genres. The exhibition features work selected by a small team of artist/curators including Eleanor Bedlow, Jeff Cox, Gillian Swan and Carne Grifffiths.
The concept of the exhibition is to embrace and celebrate the work of artists who find difficulty categorizing their work for group shows and by uniting these seemingly disparate elements creating a strong and unifying whole.
Inclusions will be an exciting show both visually and conceptually and we aim to challenge the viewer both with individual pieces and their relationships to eac other in the gallery space.
Thank you to all artists who submitted work for inclusions – it was an incredibly difficult task to select work for the show and I hope you will join us to celebrate the work of Ronis Varlaam, Sally Hewett, Mary-anne Morrison, Aurora Ira,Clare Smith, Tetsuya Endo, Amanda Whittle,Aysegul Thornett,Frances Bloomfield,Matt Gee, David McLeavy, Stacey Wall, Victoria Turnbull, Stephane Blumer, Kate Keara Pelen, Natalie Percy, Silvia Krupinska and Gareth Morgan
Please join us for the opening party this Thursday the 29th March from 7pm
Exhibition runs from 29th March – 15th April
Gillian Swan is drawn to the minutiae of change in the urban environment and records the evolution and transition of structures and places created by people and time. “The processes of wear and alteration to sites add to their individuality and should not automatically be viewed negatively.” she says.
In her exhibition ‘Outlines’ her piece ‘View from the train’ shows instances of graffiti being painted over to remove it and how these areas of ‘buffing’ bring a dimension of their own with their variations of texture, colour and layering. In ‘Wall’ she re-creates a surface discovered in Leyton referencing the vivid colours used to cover the original façade and emulates its texture using plaster and sand. This completely contrasts with the muted colours of the expunged wall graffiti in ’View from the train’. Whilst her work is wall mounted it is three dimensional, including materials such as cardboard, plaster and household emulsion paint. These elements are used to stunning effect in the piece ‘Garages’. One of the larger pieces on show references the mouldings on a terrace of houses in Leytonstone High Street; specific observations of the houses show the individual patinas which have developed in each building. Through her work she challenges the viewer to re-examine the way we consider mutations to our immediate surroundings and perhaps to see them not as degrading but as an evolvement of the original structures.
Find more on Gillian Swan http://www.gillianswan.co.uk/
Spill, an exhibition of works by artists Alke Schmidt and Della Rees opens this Thursday at the Stone Space with a private view on Friday evening from 6:30pm.
Della and Alke are interested in exploring contemporary social and environmental issues and debates through the subversive nature of art’s aesthetic dimension. In the works created for “Spill”, the artists have focused on the disastrous impacts caused by oil spills. Inspired by the contrast between the long-lasting nature of such events and the typically short-lived media attention, the artists map and document such ‘disappeared’ disasters using a very different aesthetic language from that used in news coverage. The result is a series of small-scale, intriguing and visually attractive pieces that draw the viewer in and invite reflection on very large-scale events.