Monday, 21 June 2010

Ellipsis - New Show this July!

Ellipsis brings together a group of exciting London artists to explore the withheld, the omitted, the implied…what’s unsaid.

Private View: Friday 23rd of July 2010 – 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Red Gate Gallery, Brixton

Exhibition runs: Friday 23rd of July 2010 – Thursday 29th of July
Opening Hours: Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed: 11.00am-6.30pm, Sat: 12.30pm-5.00pm

Ellipsis (from the Greek: ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, "omission"): a series of dots that indicate an intentional omission of a word or phrase from a sentence; a pause in speech; an unfinished thought; a trailing off into nothing...

Embodying the duality of something deliberately withheld or cut off which simultaneously implies the potential of more to come, Ellipsis opens up a world of understatement and ambiguity.

It is a concept inherent in the production and exhibition of art, where creators articulate their ideas, theories, and deepest emotions through the manipulation of materials, sending the resulting works of art out into the world where they must speak for themselves.

Working in a diverse range of media, each Ellipsis artist employs their own visual language to explore this most elusive concept. Lifting the shroud of silence, they may choose to make the implicit explicit, or simply keep you guessing…


Sonia Ali manipulates canvas into sculptural formations, inviting the viewer to reconsider beauty whilst further pushing the textural boundaries of print and paint ● Maxime Angel’s art exists in the performance of a moment captured in a drawing that represents that moment for the rest of the performative aspect of her existence ● Laura Bushell works in video and drawing, exploring the act of deconstruction and re-articulation through both artistic and mechanical duplication processes to question ideas of truth ● Ewan Eason investigates the interplay of contrasts - the notion that one drives the other. Death / life, loose / rigid, serious / funny, hard / soft, light / dark are familiar themes within his work ● Matthew Holder explores paint’s aesthetic qualities to combine and undermine illusionism, creating a dynamic surface referencing sensations and concepts of power, decay, and natural phenomena ● Katie Honan draws and paints to explore how people are constructed through the process of storytelling and its imaginary worlds, aiming to reinstate a sense of wonder in the viewer ● Lucinda Lloyd’s installations explore the theme of identity, questioning the fragility/stability of the human condition; evoking nostalgia or hope, provoking personal narratives into shared dialogues ● Lucy Whitford works in print, ceramics and installation, using the pre-existing relationships we have with everyday objects to explore our response to small moments that lead to irreversible change.

Ellipsis is curated by Lucy Whitford and Laura Bushell.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Little White Lies Interview: Shirin Neshat for Women Without Men

Having cemented her reputation in artistic circles with her work in photography and video installation, Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat has struck out into cinematic territory with her first feature film, Women Without Men. Taking a preoccupation with the role of women in the Islamic sphere from her art, Neshat’s film brings together the fates of four women against the British-American backed coup of 1953 to overthrow Iran’s democratically elected government.

Engaging with a period of Iran’s history that is often overlooked in the West, whilst bringing together influences from her Persian upbringing and her time in the US studying and working as a conceptual artist, Neshat’s film radiates a fascinating mix of political engagement, existential musings and stunning aesthetics... (read more)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Little White Lies Review: Tacita Dean's Craneway Event at Frith Street Gallery

Trained as a painter, Tacita Dean has nevertheless become better known as a filmmaker over the course of her artistic career, but perhaps ‘painter with a camera’ might be a better way of describing her. With a compelling body of work marked out by an insistence on using 16mm film and a pensive, deeply still style, Dean is one of the UK’s leading moving image artists. No wonder then that her latest film commands the Frith Street Gallery... (read more)
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