External Excess: An Exhibition by James Balmforth

23 Aug 2013 – 6 Sep 2013

Event times

Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: Closed, Sun: 11am-4pm

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18 Hewett Street

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Located 3 min walk from Shoreditch Hight Street Station, 6 min walk from Liverpool Street Station.

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Protein is proud to present a solo exhibition by London based artist James Balmforth opening on Friday 23rd August at our 18 Hewett Street gallery. Represented by the Hannah Barry Gallery, one of South London's most prestigious art bodies, Balmforth has long been exploring the dynamic instabilities and vulnerabilities of the materials he uses. Working across a wide range of mediums such as video, sculpture and print, his work is tied together by the exploration of ‘thresholds' - the point at which materials change, mutate or degrade. Despite focusing on the concept of ruin, he manages to capture and expose to the viewer objects of unexpected beauty. Included in the show is the video installation The Consumptive Sublime, which depicts a series of flowers that falter under an intense ray of light. This work highlights the potentially destructive influence of the fundamental source of energy that the organism depends on to survive, when it is amplified beyond the capacity that its structure can withstand. Please note we are closed Bank Holiday Monday - 26th Aug


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