LINE DRIFT LOCI
22nd November – 7th December 2013
Opening reception: Thursday 21st November 6.00 – 9.00pm
Within his theory of Structuralism Jean Piaget explores how we pass from an entirely sensori-motor phase where thought does not involve representation, to the semiotic phase with its ability to evoke what is not actually perceived. Evolving from a sensori-motor schemata and propelled into new planes of thought gives rise to conceptual structures of thought and reflective abstraction. Classification inevitably creeps in which leads to ordering and logic, and though highly regarded within Western cultures such ordering and classifying may not allow for fluidity or reversibility of thought, which for the artist can lead to new forms of expression.
Line Drift Loci presents work by seven artists that form a conversation between London, Orkney, Scotland and Mecklenburg, Germany. By allowing controlled freedoms within their use of line, these artists explore the mechanism that creates the lines, from the body to the machine. With the expanding abilities and accuracy of contemporary technologies the potential for ‘line drift’ becomes increasingly rare and the intuitive need for random or accidental variation increasingly acute.
The nature that underlies physical reality is constantly in the process of construction rather than a heap of finished structures, and somewhere deep within the neurons controlling subconscious drawing, and the megabytes determining mechanical failings, the contemporary artistic practice seems at times contingent to all possible manifestations of the artist’s loci.
In partnership with Galerie Wolkenbank. Rostock.
Special thanks to Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Brendan Colvert lives and works on the small Scottish island of Sanday, Orkney. He has been included in the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool, and recent exhibitions in Orkney include, Incoming at the Grainstore, Kirkwall, Ella Campaign at the Loft Gallery, Orkney and most recently at Stove Gallery, Sanday. Line Drift Loci will be his second project at Campbell Works
Lives and Works in London and is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Clem Crosby’s works are infused with a deep Knowledge of paintings history, but while his art reflects the knowledge of baroque art and abstract expressionism – to name only two reference points, he never quotes history but continues it in a highly reflective manner. To him, the old medium of painting can reinvent itself too, provided that it knows its own history.
Clem Crosby has had recent solo shows at George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Rachmaninoff’s, London and Weinberger, Copenhagen, and recent group shows at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture, Venice and The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto. His work is in the collections of Tate Gallery, City Museum, Leeds, and Microsoft, USA
Alex Dipple is captivated by the transitory architecture of newspapers and periodicals. Punctuation, and visual tools such as ‘infographics’ and the use of colour, that are intended to help readers navigate and prioritize content, become the subject of her work. Text boxes, horizontal rules and punctuation are sliced from their source and distilled into dense microbial groups. The clippings are arranged into chains, or fill spaces that hint of much larger spaces. Alex Dipple has had recent solo shows at Wolkenbank Gallery, Rostock, Germany, Campbell Works, London, and group shows Crossing Lines, Leeds and Stop. Action at Test Space, Bristol.
Tim Knowles is best known for making visible what is, by nature or by design, unseen. Working in a range of media from photography and video to drawing and light installation, Knowles creates process-oriented works that rely on chance and environmental elements. Known for incorporating nature into his projects, in 2009 Knowles mounted a kite-like weathervane onto a helmet and followed the wind’s momentum wherever it led, recording the experience with a series of long-exposure photographs entitled “Wanderlust.”
Tim Knowles has had recent solo shows at Timespan, Helmsdale, Scotland, UK. Kielder Castle, Northumberland, UK. Taylor Square, Sydney,
Lippmann studied painting at Stuttgart, Paris and later in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended a computer graphics internship at the Institute of Technology. Deep inside he is a painter, but upon returning to Germany in 1994, he moved to Berlin, right in the middle of the electronic music boom, and started to work radically with computers, to create digital generative art. He has more recently been exploring the possibilities of 3d Printing and the development of image and colour composition that this may offer… Lippmann has shown work recently at IKONO On Air Festival. DATA DADA, gallery Wolkenbank, Rostock, Kunsthalle Kühlungsborn, Leistungsschau, Kunsthalle Berlin, and gallery Ruhnke, Potsdam.
Ruzica Zajec was born in Croatia and currently lives and works in Mecklenburg, Germany. She has shown recently in Skånes konstförening, Malmö, Sweden. Kunstraum 22, Überblick, Köln. Galerie Wolkenbank, Rostock, and Skagaströnd, Iceland
Tanja was born in Pirna, East Germany, and studied at Dresden College of Visual Art under the professorship of Prof. Gerhard Kettner’s specialist painting/drawing class. She currently lives and works in Mecklenburg, Germany. Zimmermann has had recent shows at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, (VCCA) Virginia, USA. Skagastroend, Iceland. Galerie Wolkenbank, Rostock.