Invisible Cities

22 Jan 2009 – 22 Feb 2009

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10 - 5 Mon - Fri, 10 - 3 Sat - Sun

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Jerwood Arts

England, United Kingdom


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Invisible Cities


INVISIBLE CITIES EXAMINING THE TRANSITIONS FROM HEADSPACE TO PHYSICAL DEPICTION IN PAINT Invisible Cities is an exhibition curated by artists Katie Pratt and Roger Kelly. The works in the exhibition are by a mixture of nine established artists who all have a previous relationship with Jerwood: Basil Beattie, Tom Chamberlain, Prunella Clough, Katy Dove, Vincent Hawkins, Sarah Morris, Carol Rhodes, Thomas Scheibitz and Daniel Sturgis. These particular painters are for the first time being shown together at the Jerwood Space. - Invisible Cities is the second exhibition in a series of conversations across the Jerwood Visual Arts series. The Jerwood Visual Arts series encompasses sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, applied arts, and moving image in a regular series of awards, prizes, and exhibitions. The metaphorical understanding of space that the artists give themselves to make the paintings is a reference to the book Invisible Cities and is used as an allegory of that process. Curators Katie Pratt and Roger Kelly commented: We wanted to approach this curatorial opportunity as painters, and to bring together works that visually engage us as a juxtaposition. We struck upon the idea of conceptually focusing the exhibition around Italo Calvino's ‘Invisible Cities' because it addresses the dilemmas of visual invention and illusion. Rather than illustrate the book, the painters in this exhibition have been selected for their various diverse strategies of stating the imaginary in terms of location. The exhibition highlights crossover in our otherwise diverse studio practices. Invisible Cities will be held at the Jerwood Space from 22 January — 22 February 2009. TALK SCHEDULE Monday 2 February 2009 6-8pm Katie Pratt & Roger Kelly in conversation Monday 9 February 2009 6 — 8pm Tom Chamberlain, Katy Dove, Katie Pratt (chair) Dan Sturgis Monday 16 February 2009 6 — 8pm Basil Beattie & speaker (TBC) To book a place please email: jva@jerwoodspace.co.uk or call: 020 7654 0171

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