Over and Out
This Friday 9th May, Imperial Works presents Over and Out, a group pop-up exhibition showcasing the work of 20 emerging artists to celebrate the imminent destruction of the building. We are proud to note that among the 20 artists, 13 are CCW graduates, including ten from Camberwell.
The exhibition comprises a diverse range of works including sculpture, installation, video installation, painting and photography. Many of the pieces are previously unseen or created specifically for the building and reflect the transience of the space and its short occupation.
Adopting as its title the closing line of a radio transmission, Over and Outaddresses the conventional one-way model of visual communication from artist to viewer: the art object, event or gesture imposes itself onto an audience that are only able to contemplate and discuss. Whilst some of the work seeks to subvert this model, much attempts to utilise it. Truths are altered or fabricated, play is regarded as labour and the mundane or frivolous is transformed. A private space made public, Imperial Works hosts a free-for-all discussion about the transient, contextual nature of value and authenticity.
The show will be open for three days so if you miss the Private View, you can catch it over the weekend (Sat 10-6 and Sun 10 -5).
Dolly Kershaw, Egg shells (2013)
The ten Camberwell graduates from BA Painting, BA Photography and BA Graphic Design are:
Mario Stamatis practice emphasizes on language and the physicality of material and non-material forms primarily expressed through video and performance installations.
Maud Craigie works predominantly with video installation and performance to explore how people present themselves to the world. Her work investigates the space between the private and the public, the difference between verisimilitude and reality and the relationship between artist and subject.
Callum Leo Hughes work engages with the ever-expanding pools of online image archives and reflects on photographs as a form of social observation. His work often exists as a series of performative self-portraits that enacts the role of an image aggregator.
Flynn Jones, Interested simply in colour, composition and form, his collage and paper works explore the symbolism of minimal structures and the 2-dimensional nature of the material.
Rosie Kennedy, frames, stages and arranges to invite you to imagine, apprehend or witness. She recently exhibited in ‘Resolution’, Malgras | Naudet, Manchester (2014), ‘Saatchi New Sensations’, Victoria House, London (2013)
Dolly Kershaw, work deals with the philosophical and physical principles of balance and stability. She can often be found constructing precarious and laboured installations that both persistently provoke and are dictated by the scientifically inevitable.
Natalia Kneen, creates her work from objects found in the every-day, restructuring the materials and giving them new purposes. By presenting the objects as evidence of an event, or as tools for a suggested performance, the work lies in the realm of playful potential.
Liam Magee work revolves around object hood and the transient nature of value.
Jenny Penelhum recent video work deals with the subject’s relationship to the camera and looks at how impulse and memory can influence our ability to control our public personas.
Jonathan West recent work explores colourfully queer formal abstractions.