Exhibition

Unsubscribed A Solo show by Simon Shepherd

21 Jul 2017 – 23 Jul 2017

Event times

10am - 6pm

Cost of entry

free

Pertwee, Anderson & Gold

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Tottenham Court Road

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Through two distinct bodies of work Simon’s work focuses the role of tradition, the mediums we associate with its familiarity and the shapes they assume. Following his 2015 debut Sculptor Simon Shepherd returns with †unsubscribed; a new body exploring decay in an upgrade obsessed world

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Simon’s work has always favoured the familiar and the iconic, his signature approach infuses elements of the surreal to the seemly ordinary to create something new. We recognise the prominence of tradition in his Heart series through the presence of bricks and mortar, a nostalgic association with ‘home’ and adversely in more recent news ‘walls’. Fascias are fully exposed, weathered by time as we celebrate the fragile endurance their shape promotes. Not only do his hearts crack and break, they are further adorned with features which dare the viewer to engage; push the button, flip the switch or lift the veil.

Vulnerability and decay are explored more psychologically in his figurative works as Simon examines our fragile sense of self worth. Mass production of the perfect woman emerging from her mould, through to the darker risqué cyber imprisionment of your own integrity.

Whether demonstrating the ‘for better’ or ‘for worse’, Simon’s relatable sculptural works present a wildly conflicting perspective on the relationship between progress and tradition. †unsubscribed represents the culmination of two years studio time for Simon and his first self production with producer and curator Charlotte Pyatt. 

Curators

Charlotte Pyatt

Exhibiting artists

Simon Shepherd

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