Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Gnomon, 2011

Gnomon, 2011

A momentary obstruction is created – twice a day, at midday and at another point before sunset. An actor closes the window blinds one by one, from left to right. Then the actor walks to the other end of the room and opens the blinds one by one, from left to right.

‘Gnomon’ takes place between two spaces. The duration of ‘Gnomon’ is dependant on the space it takes place in and how many window blinds there are. It can take place with just one window blind. ‘Gnomon’ can take place more than twice a day, but it must take place on the hour during the hours of daylight beginning at midday.

Presented at 'Portrait of Space', Clonlea Studios, Dublin - 9th-11th September 2011

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Portrait of Space, Dublin

Portrait of Space
9th - 11th September 2011

Portrait of Space is both an exhibition and a seminar. It brought together a group of artists, curators and theorists to participate in a ‘living’ project concerned with the politics of space. A concern that includes the frameworks through which art is made, displayed and disseminated.

Over three days, Portrait of Space inhabited the indoor and outdoor spaces of Clonlea Studios, a suburban idyll south of Dublin City. The aim was to produce a dynamic space where audiences, participants and works could meet in a communally constructive manner. Participants added to and changed the environment through installation, performance, intervention and presentation, but also through the interweaving of group discussion. The context of the venue, content of the work and modes of presentation that all fed into the debate, promoting a swing between active participation and critical engagement. The project was an open process, inviting the public to come and go, to take part in discussions, timetabled events and view the works displayed.

Portrait of Space asked how we understand and describe space; how we navigate, interrupt, produce and reproduce its multiple forms. It was an investigation into possible ways of re-negotiating the gap between object and subject, making and speaking; between artist, art work and audience. How can we evade the hierarchy of one or the other and engage in the relationship between them? How can we give space for their differences while acknowledging similarities and interdependence? Portrait of Space sought to emphasise the extent to which politics of space are implicated throughout the art making and presenting process, and the importance in re-imagining those politics for contemporary practice.

Participants will be invited to share, discuss and debate, as well as eat and relax together for the duration of the project. Each participant will bring a work; whether a static work of art, talk, paper, performance, video or some other contribution. Each will act as a catalyst for group discussion to tackle common and conflicting concerns that emerge. Some works will be installed ahead of time and will remain in situ for the duration of the weekend while others will be part of a scheduled series of events.

Participants: Loukia Alavanou, Ruth Barker, Rebecca Birch, boyleANDshaw, Sally-Ginger Brockbank, Clodagh Emoe, Paul Goodwin, Francis Halsall, Saoirse Higgins, Jefford Horrigan, Jesse Jones, Thomas Kratz, Fiona Marron, Niamh McCann, Padraic E Moore, Garrett Phelan, Andrea Philips, Stephen Rennicks, Martina Schmuecker, Jan Verwoert, Laura Wilson, Mick Wilson

Curators: Teresa Gillespie and Rose Lejeune



Where: Clonlea Studios, 28b Sydney Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

#4 - Private view Thursday 18th August 2011, 6-9pm - FORT

FORT presents....

Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom
Loz Chalk
Rhys Coren
Jack Newling
Laura Wilson

19/08/11 - 30/10/11

Private view: Thursday 18th August 2011, 6-9pm

FORT, 34-38 Provost Street, London, N1 7NG

From telephones, pint glasses, coffee cups and football shirts to fly-posters, basic computer graphics and the language of product design, five London-based artists draw on the unassuming objects and materials of everyday modern living. Their shared interests go beyond injecting the over-familiar with something new or strange. Using simple gestures, action, sculpture and print, their works carry pathos and poetry.

Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom (b.1984, London) Graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2008. Previous Exhibitions Include: Restrike, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, 2011; Peacock Trousers, Josh Lilly Gallery, London, 2011; Misguided Warrior, Squid & Tabernacle, London, 2010 (solo); This is England, Aubin Gallery, London, 2010; Like Love – Parts One & Two and Action, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2010; Backwash, Primo Alonso Gallery, London, 2009 (solo)

Loz Chalk (b. Born 1983, Folkestone, Kent) Graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2011. Recent Exhibitions Include: Premiums, Sackler Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2010; PRIMER-UWE/Spike Fellows Show, Spike Island, Bristol, 2008; The Wrong Place, The Old Pro Cathedral, Bristol, 2007; Build Me A Monument, 37 Jamaica Street, Bristol, 2007; Art Vaults, Southampton, 2007.

Rhys Coren (b.1983, Plymouth) Graduated from the University of West England in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: The Second Most Popular, BAM BAM BAM, Wolstenholme, Liverpool, 2011 (solo); my friend speak HTML, NRMAL FESTIVAL, Monterrey, Mexico, 2011; ICML PRSNT... Duck Hunt, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, 2011; Something is Coming, Godspeeeeed Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA, 2010; Techno-Thriller, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle, 2010; VIDEO PROGETTO, Grand Union, Birmingham UK and 26CC, Rome, Italy, 2010; Paintings From England and American, CRISP, London, 2010; After Newsround, Old Shoreditch Station, Jaguar Shoes, London, 2009 (solo)

Jack Newling (b.1983, Nottingham) Graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Then again, SPACE, London, 2011 (solo); With and without painting, Max Wigram galley. London, 2011; Friendships of the peoples, Simon Oldfield. London, 2011; Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space. London, 2010; Pleasure ground, Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands, 2010; TAG from 3TO36: New London Painting, Brown. London, 2010; Bloomberg new contemporaries, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Club row London, 2009.

Laura Wilson (b. 1983) graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2006. Selected exhibitions include; Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock, Vitrine Gallery, London, 2011; Horse of a different colour, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, 2010; Preludes and Nocturnes, Dalston New Library, London 2010; Field Broadcast as part of Wysing Contemporary, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, 2010; Late at Tate, Tate Britain, 2009; Endgames, Truck, Canada 2007; Ename Actueel 2007, Foundation, Belgium, 2007.

Image on e-flyer: Loz Chalk, Sunglasses, sunglasses, fishing line, acrylic sheet, selotape and wooden plinth, 2011 t:02072533191

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Field Trip: LIVE (broadcast documentation)

Video of my live broadcast at Bradwell-on-sea on 14th June 2011

Monday, 13 June 2011

Field Trip: LIVE Tuesday 14th June

Tomorrow I am taking part in this...

Field Broadcast: Field Trip, 14th June

Two car loads of artists will be going to Bradwell-on-Sea. From this remote location on the Essex Coast we will send live broadcasts to the Field Broadcast website during the day. The Field Broadcast application is embedded into the webpage so that it will alert you to a live broadcast coming in.

Broadcasting artists: Adrian Lee, Fritha Jenkins, Rob Smith, Rebecca Birch, Laura Wilson, Dan Coopey, Sarah Bowker-Jones

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Rehearsal for a Road Trip at The Agency

Rehearsal for a Road Trip: The Slide Show

an event with

Dan Coopey
Francesco Pedraglio
Laura Wilson
and Rebecca Birch

Monday 18 April 6.30 - 7.00 pm
at The Agency Gallery, 66 Evelyn Street, SE8 5DD

During the course of the exhibition White Screen at The Agency Rebecca Birch invited three guests to join her on a road trip, carrying the film Great Northern whilst driving in a northerly direction for one day. At the most northerly point reached the film was screened.

You are invited to join us for a Road Trip Slide Show where the three invited road trip rehearsers present their responses tothe trip within White Screen at The Agency.


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Art Vehicle 54

My recent exhibition 'Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock' at Vitrine Gallery was mentioned in the recent issue of Art Vehicle, please click here to read it. Also, the article is on my Brick Project blog.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Philips Research Commission

I have been invited by CSM Innovation and Philips, to be part of an artist panel for the next few months in the development and reconsideration of a commercial Philips product.

Invited artists to take part in this research are:

Rowan Durrant

Helen Lowe

Savvas Pappasavvas

Laura Wilson

the project is managed by Sarah Cole.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock at Vitrine Gallery

Laura Wilson

Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock

18 January – 12 February 2011. Daily 24-hour. Opening: Tues 18 January 6-9pm, with slideshow 7-7.30pm. FREE.

Exhibition curated by Ali MacGilp

Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock forms the latest chapter in Laura Wilson’s continuing research into bricks around the world. Her site-specific installation engages with the architectural history of Bermondsey and the unique exhibiting conditions of Vitrine Gallery.

Built behind glass, Wilson’s human-scale brick structures respond to the bricked-up windows of many local buildings. This phenomenon, still to be seen in old houses across the country, is the result of the Window Tax introduced by William III in 1696 to raise funds for his wars in Ireland and overseas. This unpopular law, viewed as a tax on light and air, lasted for 150 years and resulted in the bricking-up of windows to avoid taxation. The exhibition title refers to the six possible orientations of a brick within a wall. Wilson uses bricks from a local factory that have been rejected because they do not meet brick specifications and cannot be sold. In this country brick sizes were standardised during the reign of George III, when bricks were taxed to fund wars in America. These historical taxes on bricks and windows resonate with contemporary revisions of the tax and benefit systems. Layers of Bermondsey’s history permeate Wilson’s installation. The foundations of a medieval abbey lie beneath the modern developments of Bermondsey Square. In the eighteenth century the area was a spa town and by the nineteenth century it was an industrial centre with tanning and leather works, and factories to process food unloaded at the wharves. Its notorious slums featured in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist but now its warehouses are flats, restaurants, bars and museums.

Laura Wilson will present a slideshow of images from Brick Project to date as part of the opening of the show.

Laura Wilson was born in Belfast and studied at Central Saint Martins, London. Wilson makes sculpture, installations, drawings, video and performances. Selected exhibitions include; Horse of a different colour, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, 2010; Preludes and Nocturnes, Dalston New Library, 2010; Subvision Festival, Hamburg, August 2009; Brief Encounter, Wolstenholme Projects, as part of the Liverpool Biennale 2008; Scene in the Making, Nicholls & Clarke building as part of Concrete & Class, London 2008; Endgames, Truck, Canada 2007; Ename Actueel 2007: Foundation, Belgium 2007; Sixty-Seven, South London Gallery, London 2006 and Perspective 2004, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast 2004. Wilson has been awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship for 2010/11 and has recently been made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

PERFORMANCE Mark Wayman Sat 12 February 2011, 4pm. Meet at the Vitrine Gallery, FREE.

Artist Mark Wayman will lead a walking tour around the local area. The initial coherence of the tour will disintegrate, leading to surprising new juxtapositions and intrusions.

Mark Wayman lives and works in London and is well known for his engaging live work.

Special thanks to H.G.Matthews and Colorset UVI for their support.

Press Enquiries: Ali MacGilp VITRINE GALLERY - 07940583547

VITRINE GALLERY Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN (tube: London Bridge)