Looking at the work of a group of artists whose practice is inhabited and fed by history, the presence of their heroes, peers and other monuments of the Art Pantheon.
at Angus-Hughes Gallery
Julian Brown, Nick Fox, Robert Holyhead, Paula Kane, Ana Prada, Miho Sato,Neal Tait, Claude Temin-Vergez
Curated by Julian Brown and Claude Vergez
According to the art critic Jan Verwoert, artists in their studio are like Joan of Arc hearing voices and drawn to higher callings. This show is looking at the work of a group of artists whose practice is inhabited and fed by history, the presence of their heroes, peers and other monuments of the Art Pantheon. These ‘phantoms’ are particularly present within a painting context where the weight of tradition is overbearing.
Sometimes consciously invited, sometimes fortuitous, or accidental, these presences in the studio provide fruitful discussions that reflect a problematic at work. The work exhibited here is not the expression of a movement or genre, but rather a selection by a common sensitivity. The show should reflect its varieties and likeness, harmony and accidents. It will provide a meeting of artistic strategies and instigate dialogue.
Preview: Friday 11 May, 6-9pm
12 May – 3 June 2012
Friday to Sunday, 12-6pm
26 Lower Clapton Road, (at the junction of Urswick Road),