Monday, October 10, 2011
I will be showing hand painted cells from my animation Dancehall Danceoff at Sluice Art Fair with Transition gallery on the 15 and 16th Oct
SLUICE ART FAIR
15-16 October 2011
26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London
Transition is pleased to announce that they will be participating in the first Sluice Art Fair. Transition Gallery is an independent and innovative, artist-run, London-based gallery and publisher founded by artist Cathy Lomax in 2002. The gallery shows work by both emerging and established contemporary artists as well as producing publications and periodicals such as Arty and Garageland.
For Sluice Transition is showing Strip, an exhibition made up of groups of specially selected 2D works by a number of artists including Emma Talbot, Annabel Dover, Cathy Lomax presented with a distinct nod towards the filmstrip.
All of the artists featured in Strip employ a sequential approach to their varying subject matter. But although each ‘strip’ is composed of works made in a series, adjoining frames do not necessarily correspond to each other. There are in fact no traditional narrative structures; instead it is for the viewer to create their own connectivity.
In her essay for the Transition publication About Painting Alli Sharma identifies the ‘importance of a process to picture making, rather than simply an end result’. Forsaking the idea of the grand gesture, the Strip artists are dissatisfied with the stand alone masterwork, the single dumb painting made to hang on some ever decreasing rich patron's wall. Furthermore with the huge abundance of easily available digital imagery there is just so much more to paint and draw and not enough time to spend labouring on one image. The Strip artists are restless and resourceful, with their minds jump cutting from one thing to another. It is the actuality of the process which is the receptacle that holds and binds these multi-faceted back-stories together.
In Mark Cousin’s The Story of Film: An Odessy film is described as ‘an image bank to flick back and forth to in our imaginations’ and it is this metaphor of a ‘clicking machine’ that mirrors the work on show in Strip.
Sluice Art Fair: 26 Sth Molton Lane, Mayfair, London