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Raiders of the lost art

Raiders of the lost art

6th-9th December 2018

A group of Camberwell College of Arts graduates including: Savannah Grieve, Alia Hamaoui, Simon Handy, Lowri Heckler, Isabel Mills and Gwenllian Spink, have come together to show a collection of new works. These artists share an interest in functions, mechanisms, lost history and cultural appropriation, which collectively creates the feeling a navigating through an ancient tomb.

Savannah Grieve (b. 1996, London, UK) graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (2018). Recent group shows include ‘FLOCK 2018’ at GX gallery, London. Her current work reflects her time spent in Florence after being awarded the Cedric Morris Foundation Travel award. Grieve’s work has recently been acquired by the UAL collection.

Alia Hamaoui (b.1996, Albi, France) graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2018. She was recently awarded a residency and solo show at Peckham Artist Run. Recent group exhibitions include, ‘Extended Call’ at Subsidiary Projects and ‘The World Tour Inauguration’ at Fivehundredthousand Gallery, Art Licks Weekend. Hamaoui’s work has been acquired by the UAL collection. Her work is currently on show at Hannah Barry Gallery.

Simon Handy (b.1996, Gloucestershire, UK) is a Painting graduate from Camberwell College of Arts. Recent exhibitions include the ‘Orbit UK Graduate Show’ where Simon was selected to exhibit his robotic sculptures at the OXO Tower, Southbank; and ‘Act Natural’, a group exhibition at APT Gallery. In 2017 Simon was awarded the Mead Scholarship which aided the development of his technical practice.

Lowri Heckler (b. 1996, Carmarthen, Wales) is a recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts (2018). Her work is focused on re-configuring an objects original function and its design. This is achieved by unpicking and re- building the object until it takes on a new form. Heckler’s recently exhibited in a group show at the Flying Dutchman, Camberwell.

Isabel Mills (b.1995, Brighton, UK), is a 2018 Camberwell College of Arts graduate. Group shows include ‘Act Natural’ at APT Gallery in London. Her latest work considers taste, materials and arbitrary objects as well as recent time spent in Vietnam and Japan.

Gwenllian Spink (b. 1996, Hong Kong) graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2018. Recent group shows include ‘Marginalia’, Leiepark, Ghent, ‘Xhibit’, Bermondsey Project Space, London, and ‘Act Natural’, APT Gallery, London. She recently won the Vanguard Court Studio Prize, and upcoming shows include the Elephant x Griffin Art Prize, London and UKYA City Takeover, Nottingham.

Lewisham Arthouse,
140 Lewisham Way,
London SE14 6PD
6th – 9th December 2018 open 12 – 6pm
Private view Wednesday
5th December 6-9pm

This Instead of That

This Instead of That

28th November-2nd December 2018

This Instead of That

Alexandra Baraitser / Trevor Burgess
Julie Fountain / Olha Pryymak

Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way,
London SE14 6PD
28th November – 2nd December 2018 open 12 – 6pm
Private view Wednesday 28th November 6 – 9pm

This Instead of That is a show about artistic exchange – what happens to both representation and reality when artists get together to re-evaluate their ideas and influences through dialogue with one another. It looks at the processes and practices of artistic exchange, and focuses on the interchanges that are established when similar passions collide and how these are expressed in the tactile, haptic process of making physical artworks.

The mutual sharing of ideas about a portfolio of work that is not your own, is deeply rooted in fine art practice. Essentially this quid pro quo movement of critical exchange has been around for centuries. For example, Matisse immersed himself in the work of others, quoting imagery from his friends and contemporaries, even going into debt to buy work from those painters he admired, thereby sustaining an ongoing dialogue with their work. Discussion about the work of colleagues and contemporaries remains a central strand in fine art training, and is often sustained beyond the confines of art school through informal networks, collaborations, social art practices, shared studios, and other innovative modes of exchange.

For the creation of this exhibition, the artists involved paired up, presenting each other with ideas or questions about the other’s work, the response to which was then commissioned for the exhibition.

It is easy, in a world so dominated by the visual, to customize new ideas to fit what we already know. However, like Matisse, the contemporary artist will make a conversion of an idea that has the transformative effect of changing its core meaning. The artists here have shown how embracing new ideas from other artists about their own work can divert work in a new direction, transforming artistic development and allowing for extended collective discussion and understanding.

Curated by Alexandra Baraitser. For more information contact alex@alexandrab.org.uk

Film links:
See a This Instead of That film documenting Olha Pryymak and Julie Fountain’s collaboration here.
Watch Julie Fountain’s films including In Between here.

Artists:
Alexandra Baraitser www.alexandrab.org.uk Instagram: @abaraitser
Trevor Burgess www.trevorburgess.co.uk Instagram: @trevorburgesspaintings
Olha Pryymak http://opryymak.com/ Instagram: @olha_pryymak
Julie Fountain http://julie-fountain.squarespace.com/ Instagram @jf101_art

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Image credit: photo Francesca Oldfield

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