Closing of Piyali Ghosh Autumn- A Strange Growth
27 Sep 2018
Cost of entry
- Elements Gallery London @ courtyard Lubomirov/ Angus- Hughes
- 26 Lower Clapton Road (@junction of Urswick Road)
- E5 0PD
- United Kingdom
- 106, 30, 393
- Highbury Islington Tube
- Hackney Central- Overground
Special closing event of artist Piyali Ghosh
A Drawing Performance with improvised audio accompaniment followed by panel discussion with Dr Birgitta Hosea & Dr Carali MacCall and artist Q&A. chaired by curator Rebecca Feiner
AboutPiyali Ghosh will take the audience on a journey. Challenging the two dimensional surface of drawing to how lines exist and occupy the space in nature. Questioning how the line merges, with the body and beyond, with the edges of every living, and non living thing.
Ghosh's practice embraces the texture and purity of line combined with the receptiveness of the artists emotion and mood when she drew the line.
The whole performative experience is highly spontaneous and of the moment for both audience and artist within the space. It is
a reaction to receiving vibrations of unknown sounds interpreted through the artist body gesture. It is an act of drawing lines where body gesture merges with the Drawing of lines and can become the lines itself.
We are delighted to have Dr Birgitta Hosea on our panel. Artist, researcher and curator. She combines experimental drawing, expanded animation, projection technologies and performance art. Her work questions how embodied experience can be represented and, in particular, the lived experience of having a female identity. Recent exhibitions include Venice Biennale, Karachi Biennale, InspiralLondon, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art and Hanmi Gallery, Seoul. Her work is included in the Tate Britain and Centre d’Arte Contemporain archives. She is Reader in Moving Image at the University for the Creative Arts and vsiting Professor at Chengdu University.
Dr Carali McCall born in Canada she now lives and works in London, UK and internationally. Currently artist in residence at Central St Martins, her research examines 'performance drawing'. Finalist of Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 McCall is also an active member of research communities including Sensingsite, Land2 and RUN! RUN! RUN! She has been awarded Arts Council England funding for a forthcoming artwork titled, Run Vertical (Running up the Side of a Building).
Improvised audio accompaniment: Damian Cosmas
Please note seats for the post performance panel discussion with artist Q&A are limited - to reserve a seat please RSVP curator Rebecca Feiner at by 4pm September 26th.
Elements Gallery London is curated by Rebecca Feiner operating from a previously disused urban courtyard in Hackney Central with funds raised in a crowdfunder in 2016.
This event is #FREE but donations welcome to help with the continuance of Elements Gallery London work to offer this platform for artists.
Special thanks to :
Mai Nguyen Tri for image and Angus-Hughes Gallery and their imagination and permission to house this concept.