Gallery 223 is pleased to present INTERFACE a new collection of work by London based installation and sculpture artists Edward Shuster and Claudia Moseley, brought to you by 223 Presents and curated by Alex Wood.
Consisting of a series of immersive installation and sculptural pieces, INTERFACE explores relations between geometry, light and perceptual experience. The series of works re-appropriate traditional and technological interfaces (lenses, screens, glass architecture) - devices that increasingly constellate information and coordinate our experience of the world.
The artists engage a diverse range of disciplines including optics, stained and blown glass, symbolism and geometry, inviting audiences to experience new forms of perception that are revealed through the rupturing of geometric space and the deconstruction of the ontological status of light. Conceived as sites of dynamical encounter, the works are intended as liberational interfaces in this context, striving towards a renewed poeticisation of lived experience in relation to the virtual.
"These forms of transparence have another value, they allow me to see, beyond the succession of planes, other forms, there are hollows within hollows, intervals within intervals, these successions of planes, of thresholds, form a complexity transparent as a mirror, but a mirror that would not be a frame, a mirror that one could contemplate continuously from all angles, in front, to the sides, behind, a crystal ball where one would divine the future of the forms."
- Paul Virilio
Shuster + Moseley
Claudia Moseley and Edward Shuster are collaborative artists working in immersive & social sculpture and installation art. Since meeting whilst living in a tree on a protest site in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, the artists undertook a 6-month residency on protest sites around the UK living in self-built treehouse structures. This lead to the creation of ‘The TreeHouse Gallery’ in Regent’s Park (2009), comprising of two community-built suspended treehouse pavilions, which were used as social spaces for curated workshops, talks and performances. Following this, Shuster and Moseley began developing a social sculpture project with The Royal Parks titled ‘The Invisible City’, to comprise a number of Biophilic Pavilions hosting curated creative collaborations. The project aims to act as an intervention into the nature of the city, remapping the territory between nature and culture.
Their current artistic practice explores the nature of virtuality and perception; engaging light, environments and diagrammatics. This work considers the screens, lenses and other technological and architectural mediums that pervade our modern world, in terms of the ways in which they frame and in some ways generate our experience of the world. In investigating this ontology, they have engaged a diverse range of disciplines, generating dialogues between traditional philosophies and contemporary concerns, supported by Edward’s PhD research at the European Graduate School. Other recent work includes developing site-specific projects and immersive sculptures for 10 Downing Street, National Trust, LCO in partnership with RoundHouse and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Independent exhibitions have included Smithfield Gallery, The Foundry, Crypt Gallery St. Pancras, The Space (Isle of Dogs), plus live projection and installation works at disused spaces in the UK and Europe.
Created in 2014 by Gallery 223 Manager & Curator Alex Wood (M.A.).
223 Presents is a Pop-Up Exhibition Program supporting young and emerging artists with distinctively diverse practices. The aim is to offer artists the platform to share, collaborate and support their creative practice. Accompanied with an online platform, 223 Presents follows their practices as they develop giving you a closer look at the individual and a fresh and unique way to experience Art.
Created in 2013 by Tom Leamon with the support & help of Jennifer White, Denis Geary & Sonia Chamberlain.
Situated under the railway arches of London Waterloo, Gallery 223 was created by London based contemporary artist Tom Leamon. With Leamon’s strong creative vision, the space has manifested itself in many different forms before transforming into the Gallery and Arts Club it has become today. The aim of Gallery 223 is to create a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore, create, share and exhibit in a space that keeps the spontaneity and inspiration behind artistic creation alive. With a program consisting of poetry readings, crit nights, music events, film screenings, exhibitions and artists workshops, Gallery 223 is home to an ever-growing creative community across the arts.
For further information please contact:
Alex Wood: t. 07796268922 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oliver Conway: t. 07894632564 e. email@example.com
Supported by Arts Council England.