Vulpes Vulpes presents an exhibition of work by twenty-one artists selected from its Open Call 2012. In the intermediary before the opening on Friday 23rd November, the organisers offer as observations some emerging themes.
Across several works we observe artists adopting the techniques of the applied arts, yet the return to these methods is not necessarily âabout' retrieving a certain skill set. In another strain of works artists mimic the re-use and re-coding of digital imagery that characterises our day-to-day experience of visual culture.
Laura Green's hard fired but sluggish coil pots suggest found or excavated objects not of this time. Bethan Lloyd Worthington's Calendar is evocative of an ongoing semi-industrial activity whilst Tom Bayliss' models accentuate the aesthetics of a structure over its function.
Alongside this is work which talks about the layering and mediation of technology: from David Theobald's Walking Holiday in Grindlewald with its ongoing and unnecessary transformations of one method of visual representation into another; to Jessica Miller's Medium, which presents us with an ancient ritual, mediated through the internet. This excessive use of the visual possibilities of digital technologies seems countered by practices like Mark Pembrey's letterpress and Anthony Carr's pinhole photographs: a simple photographic process, which for a period of history was standard and widely used, but which now once again seems magical and alchemic.
Vulpes Vulpes is an artist-led initiative which hosts exhibitions, performances and workshops on the edge of Clapton, East London. The project is not for profit and is managed and run collectively.
The Artists Selected for the Vulpes Vulpes Open 2012 are as follows -
Leo Koivistoinen // Lisa Selby // Anthony Carr // David Theobald // Tom Bayliss // Ismail Erbil // James Page
Mark Pembrey // Yana Naidenov // Laura Green // Charlie Coffey // Chris Coombes // Lesley Guy
Bethan Lloyd Worthington // Etienne Lafrance // Adam Knight // Kyle Galloway
Jamie Carter // Dominic Watson // Fanny Aboulker // Jessica Miller
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