Collision Drive 1

Opening: 25 Apr 2019, 17:00 - 20:00

15 Apr 2019 – 21 May 2019

Wimbledon Space

London, United Kingdom


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“You see, I went on with this research just the way it led me. That is the only way I ever heard of research going. I asked a question, devised some method of getting an answer, and got a fresh question.”
Dr Moreau from The Island of Dr Moreau, H. G. Wells


This two-person exhibition in Wimbledon Space, features the recent work of Steven Rendall, who is based in Melbourne, Australia and Benet Spencer, who is based in London.
The exhibition addresses the relationship between collage and painting, through presenting artworks which are re-combinations of found images. Sampling, cultural assimilation, collage and hybridity are evident throughout the show. The work presented calls to attention the construction and process of making, with images which thrive on accumulation, scale and density. The language of production is a key aspect, along with the critical discourse within contemporary painting concerning the role of the found image.
Collision Drive 1 will include a site-responsive element within the gallery environment, where the installation of the work will address the architecture of the Wimbledon Space, through specific interventions in certain areas by painting sections of gallery walls in geometric shapes of flat colour. 
These coloured insertions will build a particular relationship to the paintings on view, where the architecture of the space becomes activated as a compositional form, relating to the structure and internal dynamic of the paintings.

Exhibiting artists

Benet Spencer

Steven Rendall


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