Exhibition

LOOP08

1 Jul 2008 – 12 Jul 2008

Event times

Mondays to Saturdays 10-6, closed Sunday

Cost of entry

Free

Menier Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • RV1 and 381
  • London Bridge
  • London Bridge

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LOOP08 at the Menier Gallery

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LOOP08 will be showing at the Menier Gallery from July 1 to July 12. This annual exhibition by a varying group of UK-based artists will show recent, innovative work arising from personal responses to a diverse range of contemporary issues. LOOP08 will focus on work created with traditional as well as experimental print processes, alongside work in a wide range of media and artistic styles. The following artists are taking part: Alison Bickmore relates to the evidence or trace of something which stands as a reminder of the environment's vulnerabilities. Alex Booker examines through his working processes the role of the archive, of fictional narrative and the 'idea' of boats. Helen Bridges binds together intricate visual worlds, steering us through familiar spaces and situations extracted from an urban fabric. Janet Curley Cannon observes the urban environment, capturing its surfaces and structures at the moment before their destruction and renewal. Perienne Christian takes internal as opposed to external landscapes, and analyses the interplay between social values and the status of the individual. Shuxiang Jin Farrall makes intuitive prints using anthropomorphic forms and vibrant colour to evoke scenes from her childhood. Julie Hoyle crosses boundaries between media, creating hybrid prints: her work includes sculpture, installation and multi-layered digital and screen prints on paper. Sam Marshall draws and combines elements from her extensive collection of found imagery to create new interiors with their own dreamlike narratives. Ann Norfield works with imagery and materials from the built environment. Sumi Perera blurs boundaries between the artist and the artisan, the orient and the occident, past and present. Bill Pryde makes highly-coloured, emotionally-charged screen prints which derive from specific personal events and journeys. Kitty Reford uses conventions such as scale and cultural iconography to question perception, recognition and characterisation. Martin Ridgwell creates domestic interiors in which young male protagonists scrutinize emotions by playing out latent emotional dramas. Terry Steckler carries out an ongoing psychogeographical exploration into liminal spaces, celebrating the disconnection, randomness and breakdown of individual and societal control. John Tate uses a language of signs and marks to create a landscape that reflects perceptions of time, memory, transience and the illusion of reality. LOOP08, Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. July 1 to July 12, Mondays to Saturdays 10 - 6, closed Sunday. Website: www.loopartists.co.uk Email: info@loopartists.co.uk Mobile: 07914 980901

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