AboutFor this exhibition, the walls of the gallery will have been freshly re-plastered. As the surface of each wall dries out, variations in the thickness of the plaster will cause some areas to dry faster than others, gradually and imperfectly revealing a series of images and texts as shifting areas of lingering moisture. These spectres will attempt to mimic their own transience by recounting the eventual passing of specific moments of threat or rupture: situations which will have appeared insurmountable or catastrophic in the moment, but whose consequences will most likely recede or fail to fully materialise. Over the course of the exhibition, these areas of moisture will themselves dry out, leaving only the faintest trace of their existence in the smooth plaster surface, which will then be ready for painting in readiness for the next exhibition.
Ben Fitton (born 1972, Sheffield) is a London-based artist whose work employs performative interventions, text, and large-scale temporary forms of public address in order to dramatise political aspects of presentation and receivership. Using sometimes brutally simple means, his works burden the base materials and processes of architectural division and transformation with ungainly representational or rhetorical tasks, coercing spectators into arduous games of retrieval. He has shown extensively in the UK and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Site Gallery, Sheffield; Floating I.P., Manchester; The Economist Plaza, Redux and IBID.Projects, London. He has recently collaborated with Dylan Shipton on a series of temporary structures in the public realm, including GUNSGOOFFTHEMSELVES for ToàËne 2014, Chatham; Monument to the Excluded Middle for HOUSE2013, Brighton; and The History Still to be Made Shows Itself (2012) and The Overbearing Mother (2011) for outdoor sites in St. Leonard's-on-Sea.
For further information please contact Harriet Foyster (Gallery Manager)
Tel: 020 7538 3196 | 07983967116
Free admission | By appointment only | Thursday 10 July 2014 - Saturday 12 July 2014
Private View: Thursday 10 July 2014 6pm - 8pm
Foundation & Trust Gallery, 2 Balfron Tower, St Leonard's Road, London, E14 0QT Opening hours: Tuesday Saturday 10am 4pm. Closed Sunday & Monday
By appointment only
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