Exhibitions | 2013
| Redstart Arts
by A.P.T Projects
are no lines here
only the slow curve of the horizon"
Simon Cunningham, Matt Golden, Dave Hazel, Richard Paul, Mandy Ure
Exhibition | 7 - 17 February 2013
Open Thursday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm
9 February 2013 at 2pm| Dr Stewart Martin,
Senior Lecturer in Modern European Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art
Talk | Saturday 16 February 2013 at
2pm| David Evans, Arts University Bournemouth
is a navigable idea that must be celebrated when traversed; a literal
rite of passage that initiate must visit upon the neophyte.
of the equator as geometric form, 'imaginary line' and specific
place, and institution to be inducted into, symbolised in the Crossing
the Line Ceremony image, acts as a metaphor for the material and
conceptual concerns that each artist shares. The exhibition will
present work which problematises the relationship between depiction,
and the perception of that depiction; the artwork as 'thing-in-itself',
which can also can be perceived as referring to something outside
of itself; and an implicit suggestion of pareidolia, whereby vague
and random visual stimuli are perceived as significant.
All of the work
relates in some way to the Crossing the Line Ceremony image: Dave
Hazel's geometric abstract photographs, which can also be read as
suns, eclipses or moons; Matt Golden's upscaling of fragments of
Japanese pottery, re-imagining them as part of a painterly landscape
tradition, echoing the trade/appropriation of visual languages;
Richard Paul's Atoll installation of packing crate lightboxes and
a carpet printed with a 3D geometry diagram of spheres; the tension
in Mandy Ure's paintings between primitive, almost child-like imagery
and laboriously repetitive production, which in this context could
be read as a metaphor for the contrast between modern ship and primitive
ritual - physical and psychological dichotomies which are also key
features of Simon Cunningham's photographic work.
graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Art (2007).
He has exhibited in group shows worldwide including Britain, France,
Spain, Germany, Italy, China and the US. His work is held in a number
of private collections and has featured in press, periodicals and
publications including Art Review (Future Greats issue); Wallpaper
(Next Generation issue); Source magazine (Cover Issue 42); New Photography
In Britain (Skira); Critical Dictionary (Black Dog). His Duckrabbitfeatured
as an art-label on six million bottles of Becks beer and in the
2011 billboard campaign celebrating 25 years of Beck's art labels.
gained his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London,
UK (2005). He was awarded The Vordemberg-Gildewart Scholarship in
2007 and in 2011 won the TheYomaSasburg Award for Sculpture. Recent
solo shows include: Vernacular In The Contemporary. SGFA, MY 2012,
House of Nguyen, Limoncello, London, UK (2012), FIELD RECORDINGS,
Kyoto Zokei University, JP 2011, More Bit Parts in Little Theatres
BISCHOFF/WEISS, London, UK (2011); Recent group shows include: Young
British Art, Limoncello, London, UK (2011), Keeping Up Appearances,
Kunstverein Wiesbaden, DE 2011; Kyoto Art Walk, JP 2008. He was
the founder and curator of The Russian Club Gallery, London, and
is represented by Limoncello Gallery, London
has a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Glasgow School of Art - David Cargill
Traveling Scholarship), an MFA Photography (University of Alberta
as Commonwealth Scholar, Alberta Arts Foundation Scohlarship), and
is Principal Lecturer in Photography at the Arts University, Bournemouth.
David's research interests are concerned in the area of Concrete
(cameraless) photography and video work that are based on land and
the photograph as object. His most recent exhibition was Critical
Dictionary, Work Gallery, London, 2012.
has an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, and an MA in Aesthetics
and Art Theory from Middlesex University. His most recent exhibitions
include Diagram, Banner Repeater Gallery, London June 2012, Matt
Golden/Richard Paul at The Russian Club Gallery, April 2012, Critical
Dictionary, Work Gallery, London, January 2012, The Stereo Realist,(solo)
Sluice Art Fair, October 2011, Compound Noun, (solo) Theodore:Art,
New York, Perception, Attention (with DavidSherry), Trade Gallery,
Nottingham, February 2011, I Was A Teenage Hand Model Too, (solo)
Seventeen Gallery, Shoreditch,London, September 2009. He is represented
by Theodore:Art, New York.
Mandy Ure makes
paintings. Ure's paintings employ the romantic conventions of painting
and the picturesque whilesimultaneously refuting those through a
deadpan process of repetitive schema and laborious manufacture.
"The ambiguities and capabilities of painting provide the
backdrop for Mandy Ure's work, which leads us through severalphases
of ambiguity to a moment of absolute candour... forms swim out of
Ure's painted blats, always remaining the result of aunitary, mechanistic
production - they do not signify in anexpressionistic way and, close
up, rapidly disperse into abstractions
All the classic
ingredients are in place, but explodedso as to be read as conventions."
| 21 February to 10 March 2013
Foma (an invented
word from Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle) are defined in the writings
of Vonnegut's 'Bokonon' character. It is here they are understood
as 'harmless untruths'. Used correctly, Foma provoke desirable results.
One could reasonably speculate that its etymology may lie in the
Latin 'forma', which means, amongst other things, form, appearance,
beauty, map, to shape, and to make up. It is a case of being open
to unlikely material conclusions and to take pleasure in the unexpected
combination of materials. It is to create a mark that references
the process through which it was accomplished. It is for colour
and the quality of line to situate an image within a cultural field.
The five artists bought together in this exhibition practice in
a manner that requires a faith in these aesthetic and formal qualities,
so often regarded with suspicion. These qualities act as producers
of meaning and direction in their work. In their making there is
a certain leap of faith, it is their own Foma, their harmless, useful
interest lies in the act of painting and questions what it may mean
to pull apart the materials that comprise that act. In recent work
the process of making has led into more sculptural territory with
steel becoming an increasingly important material along with the
constituent materials of traditional oil painting; canvas, supports,
pigment and oil. Process plays a major role in his work.
works amongst materials of varying status, both found and purchased,
converging upon a shared fate of execution. The works make a casual
yet imposing presence of themselves, extending a heuristic function
endogenous to the mundane yet pervasive processes of mass-production.
uses different printmaking processes to explore ideas of visual
ambiguity, sometimes pushing images to the point of abstraction.
There is an interest in prioritising background information, in
giving space to those areas that usually go unnoticed. Effectively,
she is trying to claim a visual reprieve, to allow the viewer a
works are a composite of painterly techniques; an idea for painting
is employed in selecting the image used, rather than the image informing
the painting. Specific motifs are sought in the landscape or borrowed
from traditional art, appealing to a new reproduction or inviting
a particular way of making. Images are considered in terms of shape,
scale, rotation and tessellation; devices geared toward seducing
the viewer, re-ordering the relation of the spectator to the painting.
paintings explore the potential of the medium to transform appropriated
texts and motifs. Cyclical mantras and bombastic declamations are
foregrounded against halo gradients of colour. The effortless tropes
of digital design are layered upon one another through the awkward
physicality and presence of oil paints. The mundane clamour of advertising
and evangelism is laboured over and absurdly monumentalised, the
images at once seductive and vacuous.
Foma is a group
exhibition displaying the work of five artists who met on the BA
Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Their practices, broadly speaking, are engaged with a particular
painterly concern. It is in these practices that the act of making
and the aesthetics that making produces precedes and helps to engineer
"meaning", or whatever it is that lies outside of the
This 'Me'of Mine
March - 31 March 2013
Helyer, Edd Pearman, Jane Boyer, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison,
Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony
Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi,
and Cathy Lomax.
Press release dated 1 February 2013
Press release dated 10 January 2013
objects, social media, memories - a complex mixture of influences
on contemporary identity; do we still have the wherewithal to navigate
this Sargasso Sea of influences and not lose ourselves? Each 'self'
is defined by context - our social groups, experiences and memories;
how is the surge in on-line communications and a transient internet
affecting this context and ultimately how we see ourselves? Have
we become more engaged with objects than people or has personal
communication been reinvigorated by social media?
This 'Me' of Mine, a touring exhibition of 15 artists considers
This 'Me' of
Mine, a touring contemporary art exhibition which looks at self
in relation to context. It will present issues of socialization
and the influence of social groups, our connection to objects as
a means to express emotion and to hold memories, the passage of
time and limitations imposed by circumstance, and finally the effects
of living in a digital age. This 'Me' of Mine showcases work by:
Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie
Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell,
David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, Cathy
Lomax, and Jane Boyer. Boyer is also the curator for the project,
her first solo project as curator.
The exhibition will travel to four venues: A.P.T Gallery, Strange
Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and
The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing
the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects
as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich
Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David
Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter;
Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon
College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member
of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University
of Southampton, and Dr Emma Bond, sociologist and senior lecturer
at University Campus Suffolk.
A companion book including interviews with the artists, essays by
symposium panellists and other writers will also be published in
conjunction with the project.
Jane Boyer is an independent artist, curator and writer. Boyer has
written for Whitehot and The Market Magzines. She was recently invited
by Art Pie street-art blog to contribute articles related to the
This 'Me' of Mine project. Last year, she was part of the dedicated
management team for Core Gallery in London where she co-curated
four exhibitions. She currently lives in south west France with
her husband and travels frequently to the UK for her art practice.
Open 2013 selected by Paul Noble
- 26 May 2013
and Prize Giving Event | Saturday 4 May 3 to 6pm
Open | Thursday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm | Free entry
2318 works down to 125 works, how did I do this? I sat at a computer
screen, hand on cursor clicking green 'thumbs up' or red 'thumbs
down'. My mind was open but my hand seemed possessed, possessed
by the spirit of Kurt Schwitters. I was inspired by what I had seen
at Tate Britain. Schwitters reminded me of the force that is released
by the simple (and not so simple) manipulation of simple (and not
so simple) matter. He had an honest eye. An eye that saw the truth
in everything. This is what I was looking for. I am excited by the
selection I have made. Kurt is dead. Long live Kurt."
Paul Noble, Creekside Open 2013 Selector
set up the Creekside Open in 2005 and now, eight years, and seven
exhibitions later, it has grown in recognition and stature and has
become one of the UK's foremost open competitions for visual artists.
year the two selectors, Ceri Hand and Paul Noble, independently
viewed over two thousand images and films submitted by 777 artists.
This unique format of selecting two shows from one submission gave
each work two chances of being selected for exhibition.
Work by the following 125 artists has been selected for exhibition
at the A.P.T Gallery by Paul Noble
Cos Ahmet -
Andrea Artz - Helen Ashton - ATOI - Amy Thomas and Oliver Irvine
- Marta Bakst - Aglaé Bassens - Dominic Beattie - Jessica
Blackwood - Allan Boston - Shane Bradford - Denise Bryan - Lindsey
Bull - Richard J Butler - John Butterworth - Laura Bygrave - Emmanuelle
Camus - Jane Cattlin - Christopher Clack - Paul Cole - Stephen Cooper
- Gemma Cossey - Emma Cousin - Daniel Crews-Chubb - Alex Crocker
- Blue Curry - Nicholas Dedics - Aidan Doherty - Claire Dorsett
- Richard Ducker - Andrew Ekins - James Epps - Luci Eyers - Hayley
Field - Craig Fisher - Gordon Flemons - Grant Foster - Mariano Gana
- Natsue Golden - Stewart Gough - Helen Grant - Luey Graves - Kate
Groobey - Neil Haas - Julia Hamilton - Aly Helyer - Lesley Hilling
- Nicky Hirst - Andrew Hladky - Luke Humphries - Bruce Ingram -
Benjamin Jenner - Frank Jennings - Andrew Kerr - Caroline King -
Amanda Knight - Alec Kronacker - Tamiko Kusuhara - Simon Leahy-Clark
- Caterina Lewis - Lana Locke - David Lucas - Lorrain Mailer - E
J Major - Enzo Marra - Maslen & Mehra - Jan May - Oliver McConnie
- Andrew Miller - Stuart Moller - Ebrel Moore - Eleanor Moreton
- Ange Mukeza - Amy Owen - Nicholas Owens - Matthew Pagett - Jitka
Palmer - Kyu Eun Park - James Parkinson - David Pike - Ruth Piper
- Justin Piperger - Tom Pitt - Emily Platzer - Nick Powell - Jasmine
Pradissitto - Katherine Reekie - Reka Ritt - Dai Roberts - Tania
Robertson - Carole Romaya - Sam Rountree Williams - Michal Rubin
- Melanie Russell - Anna Salamon - Lizi Sanchez - Margot Sanders
- Ed Saye - Andrew Seto - Fay Shin - Claire Smith - Sophia Starling
- Christy Symington - Shubha Taparia - Mia Taylor - Ernesto Torres
Alarcon - Rebecca Townrow - Stella Tripp - Vanesa van Vlerken -
Pepe Vives - Robin von Einsiedel - David R Watson - Gethin Wavel
- Ashley West - Paul Westcombe - Tisna Westerhof - Caleb Whitefield
- Lucy Whitford - Sarah Kate Wilson - Damian Wojcik - Diana Wolzak
- Robert Worley - Eric Wright - William Wright - Yi Xin Yan - Guimi
October to 3rd November 2013
significant stroke, suffered in December 2011, left Rob with aphasia,
loss of right side sensation and other health complication.
a practising artist he found that drawing, although different from
before, enabled his recovery during the long stay in hospital.
exhibition documents the gradual recovery, the difficulties and
the recent return to painting in the studio.
Welch | "A Sore Head"
24 October to 3 November 2013
open Thursday to Sunday | 12noon to 5pm
View | Friday 25 October | Coinciding with SLAM Last Fridays | 6
Talk | Sunday 27 October | 3 to 4pm
Welch has been an Artist-member of A.P.T since the charity was founded
by A.P.T Projects | A funded education programme which enables artists
to develop their artistic practice and release their potential.