The Nunnery Gallery presents Behold, a multi-discipline arts event at the Club at the Ivy showcasing innovative and challenging work beyond the confines of a traditional arts setting.
On May 12th 2014 Behold features showcase performances and installation art from a radically diverse group of individuals for a unique experimental exhibition specially curated for the Club at the Ivy, transforming the historic venue with unexpected adventures in sight and sound.
In accordance with the heritage of the Ivy as a premiere destination for practitioners of all forms of art and entertainment Behold spans the spectrum of creative exploration. Established names join forces with emerging talent to present their work in a way that is intimate, immediate and unprecedented in this kind of space.
Behold features video and installation work by Gordon Cheung, Tessa Garland, Jon Monaghan, Ulu Braun, James Howard, Joey Holder, Clare Mitten and Alana Lake. Avant-garde theatre pioneers the Theo Adams Company will present live music and spontaneous moments of glamour and visual excitement throughout the space for the duration of the evening. Sound artists completely re-imagine the sonic environment with Archos Neu transforming the terrace and Bjørn Hatleskog’s otherworldly live sound/light sculpture invading the luxurious setting. Live performance art by Julia Haynes and an exclusive multimedia assualt by Ze Æs (the new project fronted by Martin Tomlinson, formerly of cult group Selfish c**t) ensure this evening will be like nothing else in your diary.
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CREEKSIDE OPEN 2013
Selected by Ceri Hand
6 – 30 June 2013
Gallery open | Thursday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm | Free entry
Opening Reception and Prize Giving | Saturday 8 June 2013 3 to 6pm | Ceri Hand will award three prizes of £500 each
Eve Ackroyd │ Tony Antrobus │ Miriam Austin │ Juan Bolivar │ Allan Boston │ John Brennan │ Agnes Calf │ Melanie Carvalho │ Cordelia Cembrowicz │ George Charman │ Martyn Cross │ Mark Davey │ Rose Davey │ Anita Delaney │ Adam Dix │ Geoff Dunlop │ Dexter Dymoke │ Andrew Ekins │ Annabel Elgar │ Rita Evans │ Gordon Flemons │ Grant Foster │ Cadi Froehlich │ Sofie Grevelius │ Hannah Hewetson │ Vicky Hodgson │ Emilia Izquierdo │ Paul R Jones │ Robin Kirsten │ Maria Konstanse Bruun │ Alex Lawler │ Bethan Lloyd Worthington │ Alex March │ Enzo Marra │ Nigel Massey │ Georgina McNamara │ Clare Mitten │ Gorka Mohamed │ Doireann Ni Ghrioghair │ Alejandro Ospina │ Justin Piperger │ Alicja Rogalska │ Melanie Russell │ Rachel Russell │ Miho Sato │ Lisa Selby │ Elizabeth Shuck │ David Brian Smith │ Christine Stark │ Callum Sutch │ David Theobald │ Abbi Torrance │ Ashley West │ Jack West │ Hannah Wooll │ Isabel Yellin │ Fantich and Young
London SE8 4SA
With Torch and Spear: Constructing Collage
Titled after Joseph Cornell’s collage film By Night With Torch and Spear (1950’s), the exhibition takes this experimental and rarely exhibited film work and Eduardo Paolozzi’s Moonstrips Empire News (1967) as starting points to imaginatively explore the legacy of the process and the extent that collage can be used to create non-linear analogies. The title alludes to both the poetic and practical nature of the process
Here, collage is seen not simply as a technique but an overarching procedure that artists use to rethink structure as a kind of topological relief that invites the viewer to scrutinize layers as if they are plans for an alternative landscape.
The Paolozzi series consists of over one hundred silkscreen prints pieced together from a myriad of comic-strip and popular science imagery. These are a compendia of odd and common things; cutout figures are seamlessly paired with cryptic and colourful linear designs. The evenness of the silkscreen surface ensures that ‘This is collage in its purest form, where it is not merely a technical process, but a principle concerning content’ (Tim Byers)
These works will coalesce alongside contemporary works by artists including the 2012 Deutsche Börse prizewinning artist John Stezaker, Marcus Harvey, Chantal Joffe, Ian Monroe, Kirsten Glass, Kristin Posehn, Jack Lavender, Mick Finch, Clare Mitten, Team SHaG. Louisa Minkin, Steve Cooper, Mia Taylor, Danny Aldred and Alexine Chanel.
This will create a vibrant show that in itself will become an act of collage offering a simultaneity of dissonance, a polyphonic spree.
The exhibition is curated by Ian Dawson, whose practice intrinsically involves collage and whose work appears in the major anthology Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art (Black Dog Publishing 2008). Dawson has recently written Making Contemporary Sculpture (Crowood Press 2012), a study into the studio practice of many of today’s leading sculptors.
With Torch and Spear.
19th April – 16th May 2013
Open: Mon – Fri 12 – 4, Sat 20th April & 4th May 12 – 4
Winchester School of Art Gallery
Hants SO23 8DL