by Kristen Lovelock
31 March 2006 7 9pm
1 April 30 April 2006 (closed 14, 15, 16)
Fridays Sundays 12 6pm
Bell, Marie-Fleur Charlesworth, Philip Hausmeier, Haruhi Hayashi, Kristen
Lovelock, Adam Marnie, Richard Moon, and Jo Wilmot
0781 741 3136 or 0208 691 7527
Party Friday 31st March
9:30pm - late @ temporarycontemporary
Live Band and Bar
SKETCH TO FINISH" Speakers and Discussion
"GREATEST CHANCES" Workshop for teens 15 - 18
"CONCRETE ALLOTMENT" Exhibition Catalogue
for dates, times and catalogue see:
ALLOTMENT is a group show of up-and-coming artists using various media
to reflect and deconstruct their concern for politics and aesthetics in
contemporary culture. The exhibition is curated by Kristen Lovelock, who
is also one of the featured artists, Lovelock hopes that by providing
a plot of concrete for the artists to exhibit their work and the accompanying
interview styled catalogue, the workshop, speakers and discussions will
facilitate the artists and art to both speak for themselves. Lovelock
has selected the artwork for its bold and straight-forward look and its
subversive mood; the work is mostly black and white with rich bursts of
colour. The exhibition will be hosted by the temporarycontemporary gallery
in the Old Seager Distillery in South London.
Bell sensitively explores the pain, suffering and healing of the brutal
mark existing in art, humans and animals through his beautifully realised
videos, installations and drawings. Bell exhibited in East International
in 2005 and in Last Chickens of Sainsbury (part I & II). He graduated
with distinction from Glasgow School of Art in 2003 and studied at Rhode
Island School of Design in 2000.
Charlesworths photographs have three concentrations: Documentary
investigations of cultural decay, inventions of humorous and subversive
situations which point towards peoples underlying motivations, and
convincing painterly portraits. She also makes film and works as a fashion
photographer. Recent shows include Heresy in Islington. Charlesworth graduated
from Goldsmiths College in 2001 in Media and Communications.
Hausmeier makes expansive and physically engaging installations inventively
made from bin bags, twigs, and other materials of the everyday. In his
Black Series, Hausmeier is interested in the viewers subjective
experience as they walk through his dense cut-outs. He has shown in Twenty
to One in Canary Wharf, The Red Line at Whitfield Space, and
has exhibited in Germany and the Netherlands. Hausmeier received his MFA
from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2005.
Hayashi makes delicate and considered, fiercely feminine and sometimes
sarcastic soft sculptures of creatures and fairytale characters. Inspired
by the mythological symbol of the lion and the unicorn, Hayashi has made
an installation that looks like part dancing elegant creatures part dueling
black ninjas that twist the meaning of this heraldic symbol. She has shown
in Living in a Material World at Constance Howard (Centre), and Revenge
of Romance at temporarycontemporary. Hayashi graduated with an MA from
Goldsmiths College in 2004.
Primarily abstract landscapes, Lovelocks work lays open these territories
as battlegrounds to expose the conscious and subconscious subscription
to the political.LH War is Hell, Hell is War, is a patchwork
of sewn used black combat trousers and soiled painters shirts, her
new 3-D work Slit.. is a large fence with black fabric attached
to it. She has shown in Group Sex Group Show at Trolley Gallery and Brand
New and Retro at The Empire. She received her BFA in 2002 from Rhode Island
School of Design and studied at Goldsmiths College in 2001.
Marnies visually explosive work found both on the wall and off the
wall is about the fetishistic spiritual experience of finding the perfect
object that breaks the emptiness of the everyday. He makes assemblages
from his scavenges, namely the remnants of other peoples treasures, but
also uses his personal possessions and photographs to make his work. This
is Marnies first time showing in London. Marnie received his BFA
from Rhode Island School of Design in 2001.
Moons primarily black and white paintings evoke stillness and wonderment.
Like a painted Hitchcock film still or a Crass record poster his paintings
are psychologically charged and haunting. His thoughtfully rendered patchwork
people originally made from photo-montage and drawing invention are unsettling
yet highly intriguing. Moon has shown in New Paintings at the Wyer Gallery
and Marlow at Nolias gallery, and will have his first solo show
at the Wyer Gallery in May 2006. Moon graduated from The Royal Academy
Schools in 2005.
Melting paintings of lush gardens, stately homes, posh animals and luxurious
lifestyles ultimately make the decadent derogatory by Wilmots use
of dripping paint. Her critique of bourgeois culture and its collapse
is beautifully painted and brightly coloured, luscious and raw and conceived
in a humorous, daring and at times haunting way. Wilmot has shown in Fuck
Art Lets Paint at Transition and Eng-er-land at the Tea Building
and will be showing in Domesticity in Bournemouth this year. She received
her MA from Goldsmiths College in 2005.