Curated by BEARSPACE Director, Julia Alvarez
World Within Worlds is BEARSPACE’s inaugural exhibition of the new calendar, featuring a major exhibition, off-site installation and performance programme by emerging and recently graduated artists.
Image 'Bogota' by Jaime Tarazona
Dates: 11 September – 9 October, 2010 Open Wed-Sun, 10-6 pm
Preview: 24 September, 6.30-8.30 pm part of Deptford Last Fridays. print your itinerary here
Artists: Suzanne Moxhay, Zander Olsen, Jaime Tarazona, Jane Ward, Jenny Wiener, Diana Taylor, Damien O’Connell, Steven Dickie
Venue: BEARSPACE, 152 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PQ
Mark Titchner, Deptford X 2010
‘World within Worlds’ is BEARSPACE’s main curated exhibition of the year including recent graduates and emerging talent curated by BEARSPACE Director Julia Alvarez. This exhibition features artists who aim to subvert reality in response to the theme set by Mark Titchner for Deptford X, as well as unearth new burgeoning talent from the wealth of degree shows in 2010.
Each artist creates a world that teases our existence, taking elements of movement, architecture and landscape, subverting them by adding, subtracting and disseminating their visual structure. Artists selected for this exhibition might restructure a classic painting (Jenny Wiener), photograph a landscape with sculptural interventions (Zander Olsen), create a sculptural world existing within our own (Damien O’Connell), or create new realities through painting and digital montage (Suzanne Moxhay, Jane ward, Diana Taylor and Jaime Tarazona).
Dickie will present the BEARSPACE Gallery PLOT at Deptford X, 2010. This will use a prescribed industrial container, where Steven presents, ‘The Calibration of We.’ Dickie will transform the container into the functionality of a faraday cage creating an environment devoid of electronic communication signals, fostering a place of solace from contemporary noise in all its forms. The geometric panelling lining this space, reminiscent of modernist architectural decoration dampens exterior sounds. Contained within this space is a sonic environment consisting of two sound waves. One is controlled by our presence and the other remains constant. Each visitor’s physicality will determine the resulting harmonies and discord. Dickie will be performing alongside ‘The Calibration of We’ during Deptford X.
Written by Julia Alvarez, 2010
Damien O’Connell was born in Cork, Ireland completed his MA at Central Saint Martins in 2009. Damien is now working as a Fine Art course director at Camberwell College of Art. Damien has exhibited in London and Ireland, with his first solo exhibition at ‘Pallas Contemporary Projects’ in Dublin in 2010.
Steven Dickie Lives and works in London & Glasgow and graduated with an MA in 2010 from the Slade School of Fine Art. Dickie's artistic practice centres on society’s relationship with technology. Specifically, in examining systems that are rooted within societies psyche such as technologies that have become everyday, accepted and unquestioned.
Suzanne Moxhay graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 2004 with a BA in Painting. Moxhay manipulates her photographs to manifest epic imagined landscapes that draw on the visual language of cinema and present as fictitious wide screen shots from unrealised films. Her work was recently included in the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition 'Earth: Art of Changing World'.
Zander Olsen was born in Wales in 1976, Zander Olsen Lives and Works in London. Since Graduating from Chelsea Art College in 1999 with BA (Hons) in Painting, his commissioned photography has been widely published in both national and architectural press. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Terry O’Neill Award. Tree, Line is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.
Colombian artist Jaime Tarazona was born in Bucaramanga in 1975 and has been widely exhibited in Colombia. He graduated from his MFA from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He is currently working on a series of works entitled ‘Topographies’ developed from research into urban architectural proposals.
Diana Taylor recently completed her MFA in painting at the Slade School of Fine Art and lives and works in London. Taylor’s paintings draw upon fragments of iconic comic strip imagery with lost parts that take a place amongst, wood block prints, painted cross stitch patterns, forgotten illustrations and maps to create a rich language of forgotten visual references.
Jane Ward graduated from the Printmaking MA at the Royal College of Art in 2007. Ward was selected for New Contemporaries in 2008, The Celeste Art Prize and Art Futures. She was also awarded Terence Conran Foundation Award and the Tim Mara Prize. Ward creates digital collages that appear in fragmented detail fusing elements of real environments to create fictional scenery that appears in a constant state of instability.
Jenny Wiener has most recently shown work in the Royal Academies Summer Exhibition and has been selected for the Saatchi Gallery ‘Power of Paper’ exhibition later this year. Born in Anderson, South Carolina she now lives and works in London. She recently completed her MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Wieners work examines our analysis of the world through numbers measuring. Wiener uses measuring systems to visually explore fictional characters and historical paintings.