40 Store Street
Kevin Green's first solo show, Place without Place, comprises 13 works on paper derived from the artist's fictional narratives, which he bases on found images and observed elements of the City. Enticing questions about the distinctions between presentation and representation, the real and the imagined, the ordinary and the extraordinary, these drawings are blueprints for proposed moments to be inserted back into urbanity. While each work is linked to a specific narrative within Green's larger body of work, the absence of figures encourages the individual viewer to absorb this architectural language into their own subjective experiences. The artist's work is currently evolving around a series of imagined narratives that he presents as books. The stories contained in these objects are starting points for the drawings exhibited in Place without Place, which in turn become starting points for sculptures, each connected to, but deconstructed from, the original idea.
Kevin Green works in a variety of media and in 2009 won The Frontroom Gallery sculpture competition in New York and the International Prix de la Sculpture for Noilly Prat, France. He has also won a commission to build a large-scale, permanent installation for the University of Liverpool, which will be completed in 2012. Green graduated from the Bartlett school of Architecture in 2008 and is currently studying for a Masters in sculpture at the Royal College of Art.
SSE Space is a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration, placing emphasis between the fields of art and architecture. Set within the interior of Store Street Espresso in central London, SSE Space was built by architecture graduates, conceived as a space to showcase works inspired or influenced by themes in architectural theory. A self-perpetuating project, the works are sold with minimal commission and all profits are used to fund ephemeral and site-specific architectural projects.
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