is Definitely Enough
Oceans Apart, Salford
24-26 King Street Salford M3 7DG
March 3 April 2020
view Friday 6th March 6-8pm
Nearly 50 contemporary artists have made new artworks in response to a postcard
version of Velázquezs masterpiece, Las Meninas for an exhibition
at Oceans Apart in Salford. Enough is Definitely Enough which
opens on 7 March and runs to 3 April, features a huge variety of different
artistic responses to the Spanish painters masterpiece - arguably the
most widely interpreted of all paintings.
Art Historian Daniel
Arasse reflected many people's view that everything,or perhaps even nothing,
has been said about Las Meninas - "what's the difference, enough is definitely
enough!". The artists in the exhibition build upon previous interpretations
by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Richard Hamilton, Francesco Goya
and Eve Sussman. Artists
have long been actively influenced by the centuries old painting by Velázquez;
with their responses, in turn, offering influence back to Las Meninas to enable
new readings. With the artworks made for Enough is Definitely Enough
there is potential for new relationships with
Velasquez's original painting to open up.
The exhibition is curated by Andrew Bracey and forms part of his PhD research
at the University of Lincoln. He is exploring how contemporary artists have
used and appropriated existing paintings by other artists, through a position
of using the metaphor of the parasite and symbiosis in connection with painting.
The exhibition is touring from General Practice,
Lincoln with new artists being added for Oceans Apart. It will tour on to
Pineapple Black, Middlesborough from 19th June 18th July 2020.
Artists: Euripides Altintzoglou, Keith Aschcroft, Tristram Aver, Maggie Ayliffe,Sarah
Bennett, Juan Bolivar, Andrew Bracey, Louise Bristow, Kate Buckley,Louisa
Chambers, Fiona Curran, Gordon Dalton, Karen David, Pip Dickens,Annabel Dover,
Jenny Eden, Leo Fitzmaurice, Brendan Fletcher, Sarah Gillman,Rebecca Fortnum,
Rachel Goodyear, Simón Granell, Tom Hackney, Sharon Hall,
Lesley Halliwell,Simon Harris, Josie Jenkins, Ilona Kiss, Geoff Diego Litherland,
Alison Lloyd, Cathy Lomax, Rachel Lumsden, Danica Maier, David Manley, Enzo
Marra, Andy Pepper, Yelena Popova, Magnus Quaife, James Quin, Daniel Rapley,Lucy
Renton, John Rimmer, John M Robinson, David Ryan, Nick Simpson, Stephen Snoddy,
Soheila Sokhanvari, Chez Tenneson, Annabel Tilley, Katie Tomlinson, Alun Williams,
Enough is Definitely Enough
7 March 3 April 2020
Private view Friday 6th March 6-8pm, all welcome.
Oceans Apart OA Studios 24-26 King Street Salford
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Free and open to the public
Store // Corner of Thurston Road and Loampit Vale
Unit 1 Lewisham
Retail Park, London, SE13 7RZ
7th - 15 April
Exhibition 17 - 1st May
view Thursday 16th April 2020 6-9pm
Artists from Liverpool and London explore the urban environment in residency
SET Lewisham presents a
new collaboration by London based artists Sarah Davies and Alex Stone and
Liverpool Based artists Josie Jenkins and Max Mallender. The residency and
exhibition Potholes explores the urban environment through a variety of mediums.
The artists were brought together as a group by Alex Stone, who recognised
connections between their practices after following Sarah Davis time
at City and Guilds and exhibiting with Max Mallender and Josie Jenkins in
Threshold Festival, Liverpool, in 2018.
The artistic practices of all four artists interrogate the interplay between
man-made and natural environments. Within their work, images and found materials
of the urban environment are both used and re-purposed, to create sculptures,
installations, paintings and photographs.
Alex Stones practice combines analogue photographic practices and sculptural
casting techniques to explore the transient and interconnected nature of existence.
Stone remarks: I draw upon the built environment within which I live,
obsessively focusing upon the often-overlooked traces of time and human activity.
I want to explore ways that making art with these seemingly insignificant
traces can give them a platform to be seen as valuable."
Josie Jenkins is interested in the relationship between people and the world,
particularly the innate human sense of order and our need to impose order
on the world. In her paintings she uses pattern and motifs that bring about
a sense of order and references human intervention in the world, including
imagery that may be perceived as incongruous or unusual in its setting. Sarah
Davies work is multifaceted and involves very laboured hands-on techniques
such as carving and gilding. It also brings in quick sculptural processes
like the direct casting of empty pill packets and fragments from the urban
environment. The work is autobiographical but also confronts wider concepts
of sickness and the dualistic nature of care and recovery. Davies says Healing
has taught me a lot about what we take from our surroundings in order to survive.
Max Mallenders work originated with graffiti and site specific installations.
He is now exploring ways that his work can sit both within gallery spaces
and on the street. Mallender creates paintings and sculptures, driven by intuition,
that come together as installations, using materials found and observed in
the urban environment.
The project creates a unique opportunity to visit and observe the artists
during their residency, as they research, plan and make the work that will
be featured in the exhibition.
Jenkins explains We are excited that the windows looking out to Loampit
Vale offer us the chance to share our different working practices with the
public and we are keen to invite those walking past to come inside and meet
us throughout the initial week.
The residency will result in a curated exhibition, with supporting events
including a water fountain walk led by Sarah Davis, exploring the effects
on society and stories behind the introduction of Victorian fountains in London.
There will also be an artists talk at the end of the exhibition, led
by Isabelle Gressel, a tutor at UAL, whose personal practice centers around
the behavior between people and their city environments. This talk will give
the audience a chance to ask questions about the exhibition and the artists
an opportunity to unpick the dialogue and influences they have experienced
over the week in the space together.
The Potholes collective
will repeat a similar residency and exhibition project in Liverpool in September
2020, during the Liverpool Biennial, offering an exciting opportunity for
a unique artistic dialogue between London and Liverpool, making connections
and observing similarities and differences between these major cities. Max
Mallender comments, Im excited to see how working in a different
city, in an intense situation, with a short time-scale, might influence what
I make. I like to work spontaneously and I want to respond intuitively to
being in a different environment.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from the 17th April 1st
March, 2pm 6pm Thursday Sunday.
Residency runs from 7th
13th April with visiting times daily 4pm 6pm
Preview on Thursday 16th April, 6pm - 9pm.
Exhibition runs 17th April 1st March 2pm 6pm Thursday
Artist Led Water Fountain walk Saturday 25th April 4pm -7pm
Artist talk and Closing Event Friday 1st May 6 9pm
For full details please visit www.alexmstone.com/potholes