A whack in the guts...! (a recipe)

12 May 2013 – 21 Jun 2013

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12-6pm Saturday, Sunday and by appointment (alice@matthewsyard.com)

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Matthews Yard

London, United Kingdom


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  • Trams from Wimbledon get off at Reeves Corner
  • London Overground East London Line to West Croydon
  • Trains from London Victoria and London Bridge go to East Croydon.
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A two-man exhibition from the work of UK based artists, Jack Friswell and Lloyd Durling.


Opening Saturday 11th April 7-11pm (with Live music and DJs)
Exhibition continues 12th April- 21st June 12-6pm daily

A child of Croydon, director David Lean assembled some of cinemas most iconic images and cast his vision to some of world?s most dramatic backdrops. Most notable of his works, Lawrence of Arabia courted the elements of the lush desert landscape in the Arab Peninsula to replay its anarchic chronicles. Drafting hundreds of camels and Bedouin extras into set, from his crane the director measures shadows in dust before next the images rest in the glossed-editing suite for re examination.

Both artists characterised by a certain distanced objectivity seek out a truth and unreliability of the image through form, exposure and stillness. Like Lean the two practices toil with rhythm and construction, leaking only the requisite and the rest to just unfurl. It?s the moment when a figure emerges from a desert mirage that the works underlie, a resistance of identification. A place where all they speak is desert tongue.

Jack Friswell (b.1988) is an artist and filmmaker from Chester, UK. He studied Fine Art Wimbledon College of Art, 2008-2011 and his films have been screened at The South London Gallery and Studio Voltaire. He was also a recipient of the annual Exposure award, featured in exhibition at the Parasol Unit Foundation, 2011.

Lloyd Durling was born in Solihull, United Kingdom, 1979. He studied BA Hons in Fine Art, Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham, 1997-2000. He has been a recipient of the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial award and the Eaton Fund. Selected solo exhibitions include Bit part, Chà¢teau de Sacy, France, 2011; Laughter Staggers On, Golden, Chicago, 2010 and Somewhere Better Than This, Pippy Houldsworth, London, 2006. He is represented in several public & private collections including Whitworth Art Museum; Nomura Bank, Japan and Progressive Art Collection, USA.

Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Croydon, London. CR0 1FF

Please contact Alice Cretney for more information alice@matthewsyard.com

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