26 Feb 2009

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De Leadus

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Farringdon, Barbican
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Grace Schofield | Paul Kindersley |Patrick Staff


An exhibition by three artists featuring installation, video and sculpture. All three artists are involved in a practice encompassing performance and storytelling, myths, mythology and the idea of artifice. Kindersley's work explores ideas of exploitation movies, glamour and icons through sculptural prop, Grace Schofield's video pieces set actresses in suggestive scenes looking at improvisation and suggestion of character. Patrick Staff's video installation create a macabre tableaux to tell cut up stories of growing up and witchcraft. As well as their individual pieces the artists will present collaborative documentation pieces highlighting their close working relationships and the shared creative experience of producing the evening's exhibition. The pieces presented possess a sense of the narrative yet distort typical ideas of linear storytelling, weaving a web to at once elaborate and confuse the viewer. As the exhibition is for one night only, the artists have chosen to engage with the idea of time: the time spent creating work, the time the viewer spends looking at it and what is taken away from the exhibition, creating the possibility of furthering the life span of the exhibition. Therefore, alongside the main pieces of work the artists have chosen to exhibit preparatory videos, notes and takeaway information sheets as well as a specially produced booklet. These satellite pieces offer the viewer the opportunity to consider the 'before, during and after' of an exhibition, creating the sense of time potentially ceasing to exist. The booklet created to coincide with the exhibition will feature essays by selected artists and writers, exploring the themes of the exhibition as well as photographs and text pieces by the artists, pieces directly linked to or surrounding the works within the show. This will be available to the attendees of the exhibition as a form of souvenir, suggesting ideas of the length of enjoyment and mementos. This exhibition marks Deleadus' first collaboration with art students from Chelsea College of Art. The gallery is committed to supporting emerging talent. INFORMATION: Directions: Deleadà ºs is on Sutton Lane which can be accessed from either Clerkenwell Road, next to Wyvern Binary or from Great Sutton Street, opposite the Slaughtered Lamb 4 Sutton Lane, London, EC1M 5PU 0207 490 2992 info@deleadus.com Tube: Barbican. Bus: 4, 55, 56, 153, 243, 812 7 N35

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