OPENING NIGHT // 9 December 5-9pm
With performance from Will Pham at 7pm // BYOB
* Closed for Christmas break 18 Dec – 2 Jan
Photos: Tim Bowditch
WAVES brings together video installation, printmaking, sculpture and painting to explore gesture and stillness in relation to the idea of private and public space. Invited artists present different attitudes and strategies, from improvisation and mannerism to staging and choreography, exposing the movements between the intimate and the shared.
To coincide with the exhibition, Turf are hosting a programme of related events including an Artists talk & Q&A, Film screenings, Family Art Fun Day, Reading Group and a Lunchtime Artist Crit. For further details on the programme please visit turf-projects.com. The exhibition and events were made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council England & Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon.
Luke Burton‘s work examines across painting, drawing, video and sculpture the dependent relationship between contemporary art and decoration. His recent series of paintings and drawings explore how personal and collective forms of ambivalence are found in attitudes towards aesthetics, archetypal forms and male identity. Footballs and Fountains serve as ongoing symbolic tropes, drawn in an expressive and mannered style with a backdrop of tightly rendered patterns derived from Victorian tile designs.
Abi Freckleton’s experimental sculptures are a result of her endeavor to analyse, remember and recreate a work from her past – a performed interaction with light and space staged on a deserted beach. She imagines tools that might have helped capture this encounter – part of her ongoing struggle with how this lost, undocumented, unwitnessed work might be re-experienced and shared with others.
Anna Salamon crosses various material media to evoke slowness and stillness, often layering indexical gestures to translate the making-time into the viewing-space. Her recent work probes the idea of geological and cinematic time in the expanded fields of painting and architecture. The resulting site-responsive exhibits combine elements such as oil paintings, live flowers, wall painting and volumes of relief prints, presented together as aspects of different motions and durations.
William Pham is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the slippage between dance, architecture and its documentation. He uses texture in his work to create intimacy with the image, place of documentation and location of the viewer. He also appropriates images of real sites into stage sets for video performances to camera. The choreography uses abstract gestures relating to ideas of being present, surveillance of the body and self-touch as scenes to an ongoing narrative.