In the space of elsewhere
11th-22nd April 2018
In the Space of Elsewhere brings together work by Lu Mei and Sara Willett that responds to the phenomenology of space. The exhibition does not just examine space in terms of cartological location and fixity, but also refers to the realm of poetic space – spaces that exist internally, in memory and imagination. Both artists have also created site-specific work, which responds to the scale of the exhibition space and the neo-classical architecture of the building. The exhibition is accompanied by a soundscape by composer John Lunn.
Lu Mei was born in Henan, China, and divides her time between New York and Beijing. Having studied traditional Chinese ink painting and calligraphy, her practice now combines this artistic inheritance with her contemporary
perspective. Drawn to what she terms the “pyramid” structure of the subconscious, she describes her work is an act of “reaching for the sky”, illustrating the road that connects humans to the rest of the universe. In the Space of Elsewhere is the first time her work has been shown in the UK.
In 2016, Sara Willett spent six weeks as an artist in residence in Being 3 Gallery, situated in an industrial area in North East Beijing. The work she produced whilst there, and since, draws on her experience of the physical environment, most specifically the days when the ever-present pollution was most visible. She became interested in the quality of light at these times, the shapes created when the sun’s rays struggled to break through the smog, or at night when the air became a neon infused haze. She also reflects on the sense of ‘otherness’, experienced when navigating a part of the city where the sight of a westerner was unexpected and unusual.
Exhibition Opening Times:
Wed – Sun 12 – 6pm
11th – 22nd April
Fri 13 April 6.30 – 9.30pm
140 Lewisham Way, SE14 6PD
Transport: New Cross, New Cross Gate
or Brockley stations
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Retrospective Fusion ii
28th March-8th April 2018
An exhibition of work by Ben Quail
I am an artist printmaker and I work and live in Waveney, Suffolk.
This show consists of varied, colourful, bold and characterful paintings on canvas and linoprints, screenprints, and etchings.
Included is a collection from ‘a fairly natural history alphabet’, a book of linocuts published in 2013.
The theme of this show is eclectic but focuses on flora and fauna, landscape, seascape, and the essential enhanced green corridor scen-aria?
A conversation on Conservation has always been my interest.
Where do we go from ‘ere?
Wednesday 28th March 2018
28th March – 8th April 2018
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm
Lewisham Art House
140 Lewisham way
SE14 6PD, London
27th April-6th May 2018
Billy Crosby, Thomas Greig and Rebecca Guez
27 April – 6 May
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
Opening: Thursday 26 April, 6-9pm
This exhibition brings together each of the artists recent work and puts into dialogue the emphatic materiality and physicality of production, that surrounds their works. With an interest in labour and gesture, as well as object investigation, materials are bitten, squashed, cut, pressed, squeezed, moulded, painted and printed, creating highly charged and affective outcomes.
Billy Crosby (b.1992, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) is a recent graduate of Painting at Camberwell College of Arts (2016). His recent group shows include ‘Changelings’, The Flying Dutchman, London, ‘Solopreneur’, Kingsgate Workshops, London and ‘The Marmite Prize for Painting’, Block 336, London/Ireland, 2016. Crosby’s first solo exhibition ‘Props’ took place at Camberwell Space, London, in September 2017, after his year long studio residency at Vanguard Court Studios, London. At Lewisham Arthouse, Billy presents a selection of new polystyrene works. Billy Crosby has exhibited in the UK and in Europe.
Thomas Greig (b.1994, Surrey, UK) is a recent graduate of Painting at Camberwell College of Arts (2016). His recent group shows include ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, Baltic 39, Newcastle and Block 336, London and ‘Any, more?’, Limbo Limbo, London. His first solo exhibition ‘Possessions’ took place in the back of a van, London, November 2017. At Lewisham Art House Thomas presents underpants, socks and bananas. Thomas Greig has exhibited across the UK.
Rebecca Guez (b.1994, West Sussex, UK) is a recent graduate of Painting at Camberwell College of Arts (2016). Her recent group shows include ‘The Kiss or Poison Boyfriend or Jesus’ Blood’, Kingsgate Workshops, London and ‘Cha Cha Chaffinch’, Ridgeway Road, London. Rebecca’s first solo exhibition ‘Gardening’ took place at Thames Side Studios Gallery, July 2017, which exhibited her first largest scale work, a 9 metre long stretched canvas. (Large Garden Painting, 2017, Oil on canvas, 287 x 900cm). At Lewisham Arthouse, Rebecca is exhibiting new works from her studio. Rebecca Guez has exhibited in the UK and in Europe and is held in a number of private collections.
Lewisham Art House curates and helps organize contemporary art exhibitions and associated events. The Project Space offers a fantastic opportunity for artists, and curators to realise experimental works, and contribute to an engaging and ambitious programme.
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*we are fully booked for 2018 and we will be reopening applications for 2019 later in the year*
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