Epilogue - After The Fall by Richard Sharples
curated by Rebecca Feiner
"exploring the juncture where art, science & identity collide"
Artist Richard Sharples invites you to directly participate in the closing event, Epilogue - After Fall . The audience will be given a simple task to perform in silence set by the artist - who will film the actions in quick time and through this action you will actively contribute to a future art work.
If you are shy, no worries, no faces need be seen.
Sharples work throughout his Spring residency has explored themes of fragility, mortality, faith and hope with a poignant delicacy and sensitive use of materials : film, fire, water, copper, sand, and the physical weather changes within a season.
Throughout the Spring residency, the artist has embraced the challenges and continual flux of this unique environmental setting of the urban court yard space of Elements Gallery London in the heart of east London, to both inform and reflect in his sculptures and digital art.
The Epilogue is a chance to see many of the works created over the duration of the residency (February to May) and witness Sharples keen sense of beauty he deploys to explore highly personal experiences of injury, loss, imagination, identity and depression.
Upstairs @ LUBOMIROV / ANGUS-HUGHES the film screening of the artists short, documents all four installations and their development. This will be followed by an artist talk with curator Rebecca Feiner exploring the role played by the outdoor urban setting in the development and influence on the art, the value and role of art in a time of crisis both personal and political, and the role played by Elements Gallery London as an artists experimental platform that gives space and time to the artist.
EVERYONE WELCOME X
6- 6.45pm opportunity to view final installation in the court yard Elements Gallery London (entrance Urswick Road)
6.45pm audience invited in creation of final piece of art work (please note this will be a simple task given by the artist, to be completed in silence while filmed by the artist)
7.15pm Upstairs LUBOMIROV / ANGUS-HUGHES artists introduction and debut screening of short documenting all four installations
7.30pm Artists talk with curator + Q& A with audience exploring the art works, the role played by the outdoor setting in the development of art, the value and role of art in a time of crisis personal and political, and Elements Gallery London as an artists platform that allows for space, time and experimentation.
Elements Gallery London is the city's first permanent gallery space dedicated to outdoor art founded & curated by Rebecca Feiner in the court yard of Lubomirov- Angus- Hughes- made possible with seed funding from a successful crowdfunder in 2016. An experimental art platform that gives time and space to artists through seasonal residencies of Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter in the heart of east London's thriving art community.
For more info please contact curator Rebecca Feiner