Second Floor Studios & Arts – [SFSA]

no format – Gallery Programme – April to June 2012

Posted in Arts, Events, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on March 28, 2012

The Function of the Oblique – Part 1

Curated and organised by Attilia Fattori Franchini in association with no format

Opening night – Friday 13th April (6pm – 10pm)

Exhibition opening days/times Sat 14th and Sun 15th April 2012 11am – 5pm and Fri 20th, Sat 21st and Sun 22nd April 11am – 5pm

Taking inspiration from Virilio’s “function of the oblique” used as a tool to appropriate space in new ways and create instability or unexpected outputs, the majority of artists invited reflect with different perspectives and operate through different practices the notion of Space in its broader sense, using it as a tool, reverting its definitions and searching new terms in its representation and conception.

Participating Artists; Shan Hur, Minae Kim, Jinhee Park, Sebastian Acker, Nicolas Feldmeyer, Rob Chavasse, Tobias Z, Phil Thomson.

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Descent (iii) – Steve Dixon

Third exhibition in a series exploring single figures falling through space, held in light.

Opening night – Thursday 26th April 5pm – 9pm

Exhibition open Fri 27th (SLAM Fridays 6pm – 9pm) Sat 28th and Sun 29th April 11am – 5pm

New Paintings and Prints

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NEVER PROMISED POUND LAND – Ray Richardson, Cathie Pilkington and Mark Hampson

Opening night – Thursday 3rd May 2012, 5pm – 9pm

Exhibition runs until Sunday 27th May (Open Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun – 11am – 5pm)

Welcome to a world, but not the real world.  The concept of the real world has of course, been hotly debated by a long list of Philosophers, Mathematicians, Physicists and Creative’s.  Everyone from Plato, Aristotle, Wittgenstein, and Rubin to the velveteen rabbit and her fellow toy, Pinocchio have had their questions.  In Never Promised pound Land we are presented with a probable and parallel world created by, the combined inventions yet distinctly different narrative based practices of, Ray Richardson, Cathie Pilkington and Mark Hampson.

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Laurent Cahard – ‘Synaesthesia (I): Abstract Painting as Visible Sound’

(Part II of ‘On Sublimity and Synaesthesia’ programme – in conjunction with freelance writer Stephen Baycroft)

Opening night – Thursday 31st May 5pm – 9pm

Exhibition open Fri 1st, Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd June and Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th June 11am – 5pm

“Laurent Cahard’s paintings belong to the tradition of modern abstract visual art which arose in Europe during the early 20th Century. Early modern abstract artists rejected the making of figurative objective paintings that mimetically illustrated the patterns of organisation of the ‘impure’ coloured shapes and forms of objects in the visible world of ordinary visual perception, in favour of making non-figurative non-objective paintings of ‘pure’ coloured shapes and forms whose visible patterns of organisation were frequently related to the invisible patterns of organisation of audible music…” – Stephen Baycroft

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David Bray – “LET ME PUT MY POEMS IN YOU”

Opening night – Thursday 14th June 5pm – 9pm

Exhibition open Fri 15th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th June and Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th June

“The title derives its name from a throwaway gag in the Will Ferrell movie ‘Blades of Glory’. It’s an absurd title, reflecting the ridiculous subjects of the drawings. Unfortunately in the last few years, too many of my friends have passed away – life can sometimes seem very bleak and sad. This body of work is an attempt to step away from that darkness – into a world of unbridled joy and stupidity.”  – David Bray

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