Wonderful news that Casting Off received a special mention in the Emerging Curators Category at the Brighton Photo Fringe. Thank you to everyone who visited us over the past month.
Hosted by Charlotte Squire, Jonah Garner & Olivia Aggett
The title Presenting Mostly Yourselves is taken from the 70's old time Music Hall TV show the Good Old Days, when the loquacious master of ceremonies declared the entertainment was mostly provided by those in the stalls enjoying the show, the viewer. The open show explores an inverse approach to curation in which the showing of work is privileged over concept, the outcome a shared pleasure in exhibition and a presentation of work that includes all comers.
Presenting Mostly Yourselves will feature the work of
(in order of appearance)
Victoria Trott, Barbara Jones, Emma Sprawson, Noah Taylor, Rachael Darbourne, Lesley Bricknell, William H Davison, Rosalie Wyatt, Lee Jackson, Rhys Phillips, Dr Ian Jamison, Matthew Thomas, Mary Doulton, Thomas Martin Loveder, Cathy Boult, Jo Ballard, Emma Wright, Bethany Thomas, RL Crindell, Laurie Christine Wilcox, Maria Eastwood, Alan Qualtrough, Deborah Duffin, Vicky Pulter, Theo Sykes, Caroline Gregory, Emma Winslet, Olivia Aggett, Pod Garner, Nicola Hamon, David Edmond, Madeleine Boulesteix, Kim Thornton, Lucy Soni, Becky Weston, Alexandra Boaru.
To view from the street
The façade of 6 Caroline Place will be hung with Lucy Soni's The Stars are Aligned misappropriating the naval tradition of dressed overall - the hanging of all flags out in celebration without intent of sending a signal message.
Venue: Gallery Lock In, Little Western Street, Brighton BN1 2PU
Home Entertainment is coming to the end of its run but can be seen at the Old Fire Station in Oxford for one last week until Saturday 14 July, open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 6pm. There are still some tea towels in the shop!
On Monday 25 June I was in conversation in the gallery with Kim Shaw from Photofusion. A recording of the event, filmed and edited by Monika Kita, is on You Tube, click below to see it.
Thank you to everyone for your amazing support.
Kim Thornton is the artist behind the Home Entertainment exhibition, in the Old Fire Station Gallery 25 May – 14 July.
Join her for a screening of her art film Sugar in my Bowl (6’ 39”) followed by the artist in conversation with Kim Shaw, photographer and Executive Director at Photofusion, London’s largest independent photography resource centre.
Sugar in my Bowl parodies popular television cookery demonstrations. A woman is engaged in the homely task of making cupcakes with a surprising outcome. Wearing an apron made from cupcake cases she stirs and ices the cakes to the soundtrack of a childhood creative programme Vision On whose presenter Tony Hart would paint using kitchen utensils as his brushes.
Free - please book your place. In the OFS Gallery.
A reminder that my solo show Home Entertainment opens at the Old Fire Station in Oxford tomorrow, 24 May from 6-8pm. Please come along if you are in the area. The exhibition continues until 14 July.
There is a limited edition of 50 tea towels featuring my image The Bigger Splash available for sale in the gift shop.
The exhibition looks great at Safehouse1, it's an atmospheric derelict house that has inspired such creativity.
Safehouse1, 139 Copeland Road, Peckham SE15 3SN
12 & 13 May 2018 11am – 6pm
Rituals at 12 and 5 daily
Jackie Brown | Léonie Cronin | Rebecca Fortnum | Nicky Hirst
Laura Moreton-Griffiths | Lucy Soni | Charlotte Squire | Kim Thornton
In Dreaming Awake eight artists probe the liminal state between reality and dreams where the imagination is held as if suspended. Visual connections are made through painting, collage, installation, film, ritual, photography, sculpture and drawing.
The derelict house consumes the artwork repurposing objects and redefining gestures. The architectural atmosphere and history offer a multi-sensory experience. Breathing life into the subliminal world of innate awareness the artists translate these lucid dreams and thoughts into visible ‘actions’ in response to the building.
‘It is tempting to think that the real world and the world of dreams are totally separate.’
(Dr Susan Blackmore, Lucid Dreaming: Awake in your sleep?)
The philosopher Descartes believed that dreams are a sequence of experiences often similar to those we commonly have in waking life. Hobbes questioned this using the principle of coherence, we can think more critically in waking life and we know when we are awake as the absurdity is no longer there. Harnessing the power of conscious thought Dreaming Awake merges dreams with real life to suggest different hidden states.
The exhibition is part of Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House 2018
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