Issue 19 Articles
Magazine: Issue 19
Spotlight: Ceri Hand
As Ceri Hand finds her feet in south London we are pleased to steal a few precious minutes with the gallerist…. SPOTLIGHT ON: CERI HAND BY TINA EMENYEONU www.cerihand.co.uk Can you please give an overview of your current show and future shows/plans for your gallery? We currently have Henny Acloque’s third solo show with the gallery ‘Life After Magic’, which runs until 11 May and presents a new body of work by Acloque that continues her excavation of historical narrative and landscape paintings, reflecting on a series of seemingly mysterious ‘happenings’ or ‘awakenings’. Next up we have a group show curated by gallery artist Rebecca Lennon titled ‘Fresh Trauma, running from 24 May - 22 June 2013, featuring Gabriele Beveridge, Edwin Burdis, Benedict Drew, Angus Fairhurst, Rebecca Lennon, Chooc Ly Tan, Shana Moulton and Heather Phillipson. Then we have another group show from 12 July – 10 August 2013, with Jonathan Baldock, Mel Brimfield, Grant Foster, Sophie Jung, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Bedwyr Williams and Jen Liu. Following on are solo shows by Samantha Donnelly from 13 September - 20 October 2013, Hannah Knox from 1 November - 30 November 2013 and Charlie Billingham starting Dec 2013. Poppy Sebire’s gallery sadly closed but there was collective rejoicing when it was announced that you would be taking over her space - why did you move to South London as opposed to East London for example? Ah that’s nice! What a lovely welcome, thank you! Actually I had seen about 160 spaces (!) from October 2011, when I was still in Liverpool, through to Dec 2012. I had offers on a couple of places (which fell through) in the centre of London, where I was focused on. We took a ‘pop-up’ space in Convent Garden from June - February to run 5 shows whilst we tried to find the right place. During this time the landscape in the centre of town started changing too...then just before Christmas I thought I’d drop in and see Poppy as I was really sad she was closing. It was when I came to the space and we chatted and I told her I was still looking, that we decided there and then on the spot that I would take it on…I was so thrilled as I loved this space and I loved Poppy – she’s such a nice woman and is well respected - so it felt like she was passing on the baton to me, which I really appreciated. So the character of the space, the potential for my artists to do great art, the location and network of other spaces (Tate, Jerwood) combined with having enough space for us to carve out our own thing was what sealed it, combined with the rent!
Review: Melanie Jackson
REVIEW: THE URPFLANZE (PART 2), MELANIE JACKSON Flat Time House, 210 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4BW 28/03/13—12/05/13 By Simina Neagu In the striking setting of the Flat Time House, Melanie Jackson continues her work around Goethe’s concept of the Urpflanze, a fictional plant that contains all past and future natural forms. The exhibition showcases a series of videos, sculptures and small interventions, covering almost all media in an all-encompassing, intellectual and visually powerful work. Melanie Jackson and Esther Leslie in conversation. The discussion will elaborate upon Goethe\\\'s concept of the Urpflanze and how as a model for thinking it can transfigure across the social, political and artistic spectrum, acting as a narrative gateway to science fiction and folkloric myths. This event will be included on our Last Fridays Tour: Peckham Edition on 26.04.13. Full details HERE.
Review 2: Pae White
PAE WHITE: TOO MUCH NIGHT, AGAIN @ SOUTH LONDON GALLERY SLG, 65-67 PECKHAM ROAD, LONDON, SE5 8UH 13/03/13 – 12/05/13 OPEN LATE SLAM LAST FRIDAYS: 26/04/13 Review by Luke Neve Heavily influenced by the spaces that she is presented with, Pae White is an artist who consistently unbalances expectations of a variety of mediums and techniques. Based in Los Angeles her work often walks the line between art, design, craft and architecture and frequently reaches a conclusion that marries them together. Her most recent installation is in no way a deviation to her previous work, she reacts to the relentless ethereality of the South London Gallery setting up a perceptual conflict with the work she has created. Just under 50 kilometres of yarn criss cross dramatically through the space and spell out 3 words: unmattering, tiger and time. HERE.