AboutAs the third in the series of FORT's recently established exhibition program, THE ONE SHOW brings together five London based artists whose subtle use of humor and genuine, sometimes highly personal, gesture celebrates the more absurdly ironic encounters of everyday life. THE ONE SHOW seeks to establish a simple common ground between the five artists, each of whom offer up somewhat whimsical reflections on, and more direct recordings of, the fleeting, often inconsequential moments we all experience in our lives.
Curated by Rob Eagle and Rob Leech, THE ONE SHOW encompasses a series of incidental encounters with work in video, photography and print, in addition to more unconventional media (such as a gobstopper and the sound of Martin Creed blowing raspberries), that reflect the character and dynamics of FORT's exhibition spaces.
Adam Burton (b.1982) completed his MFA at Bath Spa UC in 2007. Recent exhibitions include: We Interventions, Walcot Chapel, Fringe Arts, Bath, 2010; Acceptable Answers & Iran War, Total Kunst, Edinburgh, 2010; Free On, Vulpes Vulpes, London, 2010; Use & Mention, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, 2010; Pan-demonium, AC Institute, New York, 2009. www.adamburton.com
Matin Creed (b. 1968) graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 1990. He won the Turner Prize in 2001. Recent exhibitions include: Paintings, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, 2011, Martin Creed, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2011, Mothers, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2011, Numbers, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, 2010. www.martincreed.com
Philip Newcombe (b. 1970) completed his MFA at the University of Reading in 2003. Recent exhibitions include: BigMinis: Fetishes of Crises, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, 2010-11; You've got a face like a sack full of spuds falling to the floor, performance at The International Rotterdam Film Festival, 2011; Black Clouds and Big Love, Eleven Howland, London (solo), 2010; Sphinx, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, 2008; New York Art Book Fair, with Silverman gallery, San Francisco, 2008; Legende, Domain de Chamarande, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Paris, 2008. www.philipnewcombe.co.uk
Robert Pratt (b. 1984) graduated from the Royal academy schools in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: GAZING GLAZING GLAZED, The Cello Factory, London, 2011, The Extension, Vilma Gold, London, 2011; Shall Will, Camberwell Space, London, 2011; Resistance is an Afterthought, Royal British Society of Sculpture, London, 2010; Bendy Straws and Beached Whales, And/Or, London, 2010; Everyday Altered, Primo Alonso, London, 2009
Jesse Wine (b. 1983) graduated from the Royal Collage in 2010. Recent exhibitions include: Cult of the Ruin, University of California Irvine, California, 2011; every portrait a self portrait, kinda like every pizza a masterpizza, Franklin Parrach Gallery, New York, 2010; Your Life Needs it, Bow, London, 2010, Nowhere in Peculiar, Five Hundred Dollars, London, 2010, LondonLola, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, 2010; Bold Tendencies III, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, 2009. www.jessewine.com
(Image: Jesse Wine, Big Travel Problems, Inkjet on banner, 2011)
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