Five artworld protagonists Matthew Collings, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Zavier Ellis, Matthew Higgs & Max Presneill exhibit their own work in unique exhibition.
The Discontents brings together five artworld protagonists who are recognised for their work in the industry including art criticism, journalism, running galleries and museums, educating and curating. Whilst establishing themselves in their respective capacities Matthew Collings, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Zavier Ellis, Matthew Higgs and Max Presneill have refused to navigate a singular path through the artworld and have been insistent on maintaining a rigorous studio practice, developing successful careers as artists.
Including painting, collage, objects and ceramics, the exhibition will be diverse despite formal and thematic correlations emerging. Matthew Collings presents impasto oil paintings where abstraction vies with figuration. Tommaso Corvi-Mora’s ceramics reflect his interest in the history and tradition of British Studio Pottery. Zavier Ellis continues his exploration into the historical, specifically in this case the French Revolution. Matthew Higgs will exhibit archetypal work that draws directly on the history of the readymade. Max Presneill’s large abstract paintings represent a labyrinthine, simultaneous enquiry into presence and mortality; masculine codes and gender; networks of understanding and cognitive associations; and sub-cultural references.
Together, the artists in this exhibition engage with historicity; the personal political; the act of making; abstract versus figurative; found objects and materials; narrative; the disparate; and the interconnectedness of things.
The event will take place at Bermondsey Project Space, 183-185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW. Open from 11am-6pm Tuesday to Saturday. Please contact the gallery for further information on 020 3441 5152 . Follow the gallery @bprojectspace
Date: October 02, 2018 - October 13, 2018.
End Time: 6:00 pm.
Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art.
Artists / Speakers: Matthew Collings, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Zavier Ellis, Matthew Higgs, Max Presneill.