PURE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLEAN
Paul Sakoilsky presents a Brilliant Nightmare: working with Cedric Christie.
Including contributions by Oliver Abraham | Jamiu Agboke | Kirsty Allison | Maria Arceo | Karen Ay | Joe Broughton | Cedric Christie | Deborah Curtis | Adam Dix | Dr Eliot Albers | Alice Herrick | Richard Holley | Charlotte Hopkins Hall | Tom Hunter | Maria Graff | Thomas Langley |Claire Lawrie | Lee Maelzer | Lance Martins | Sophie Parkin | Martha Parsey | Benedict Philpott | Paul Renner & Paul Sakoilsky | Pascal Rousson |Joseph Sakoilsky | Amy Stevens | Geraldine Swayne | Finn Thompson | Gavin Turk
In the upstairs gallery Cedric Christie & Paul Sakoilsky are creating an exhibition based around a conversation Paul had at a feast in Sorento recently, where a guest turned to his daughter at the table and claimed Paul ‘was pure’. Some eyebrows were raised; at which point she continued, ‘I tell you, pure has nothing to do with clean.’
For the exhibition Cedric and Paul are disagreeing about the temperament of artists in this present time. What does it mean to be permanent and what it means to be in flux. The pros and cons of these positions. Cedric says ‘You’re permanent when you’re dead, you don’t move a lot.’ And Paul would like to know where he is going to be tomorrow. Both of these positions hold a particular energy in which work is made – an inquiring as to whether one is at the end or the beginning.
Paul Sakoilsky will be relocating his studio into the gallery, making new work, and setting up the latest Dark Times Press Office. Cedric Christie will install a Grid Impact Drawing, onto which other works will be hung. The show will be constantly evolving with works added during the period of the exhibition. The gallery/studio becomes a space of dialogue in the tradition between artists and works.
Cedric Christie’s most recent work is ‘A Reconfiguration of the Letter C’, reusing the original letter C from the top of the iconic Centrepoint building in central London, as featured in October’s edition of GQ Magazine.
Paul Sakoilsky is known for The Dark Times, expressive painting, Kunst the Clown performances, poetry. Recent shows include ’This is the Gate of Heaven : Paul Renner & Paul Sakoilsky’ Gallery 46 London,’Painting Practise 3 [Kunst the Clown]’ performance Port Eliot Festival, and collaborative Dark Times works in ‘Kunst in der Geld’, Kunst Im Traklhaus, Salzburg.