OPENING NIGHT // 9 December 5-9pm
With performance from Will Pham at 7pm // BYOB
EXHIBITION CONTINUES // 10 December – 21 January // Open Tues – Sat 11-5pm
* Closed for Christmas break 18 Dec – 2 Jan
WAVES brings together video installation, printmaking, sculpture and painting to explore gesture and stillness in relation to the idea of private and public space. Invited artists present different attitudes and strategies, from improvisation and mannerism to staging and choreography, exposing the movements between the intimate and the shared.
Luke Burton‘s work examines across painting, drawing, video and sculpture the dependent relationship between contemporary art and decoration. His recent series of paintings and drawings explore how personal and collective forms of ambivalence are found in attitudes towards aesthetics, archetypal forms and male identity. Footballs and Fountains serve as ongoing symbolic tropes, drawn in an expressive and mannered style with a backdrop of tightly rendered patterns derived from Victorian tile designs.
Abi Freckleton’s experimental sculptures are a result of her endeavor to analyse, remember and recreate a work from her past – a performed interaction with light and space staged on a deserted beach. She imagines tools that might have helped capture this encounter – part of her ongoing struggle with how this lost, undocumented, unwitnessed work might be re-experienced and shared with others.
Anna Salamon crosses various material media to evoke slowness and stillness, often layering indexical gestures to translate the making-time into the viewing-space. Her recent work probes the idea of geological and cinematic time in the expanded fields of painting and architecture. The resulting site-responsive exhibits combine elements such as oil paintings, live flowers, wall painting and volumes of relief prints, presented together as aspects of different motions and durations.
William Pham is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the slippage between dance, architecture and its documentation. He uses texture in his work to create intimacy with the image, place of documentation and location of the viewer. He also appropriates images of real sites into stage sets for video performances to camera. The choreography uses abstract gestures relating to ideas of being present, surveillance of the body and self-touch as scenes to an ongoing narrative.
// ABOUT THE ARTISTS
LUKE BURTON (Born 1983, London) has recently exhibited his work at Yarat’s Artim Space, Baku; Manoir di Martigny, Lausanne (2016); Bosse & Baum London; National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; 3 137 Gallery, Athens; Tritongaten 5, Gothenburg (all 2015); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Technopolis Museum, Athens; Chisenhale Art Place, London (all 2014); Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London Turner Contemporary, Margate; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Vitrine Gallery, London (all 2013). Forthcoming projects in 2016 include group exhibitions at Suprainfinit, Bucharest; Turps Summer Mix, Turps Gallery, London; and a solo show at Valentin Espace d’Arts, Lausanne. He was the recipient of the Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Award 2014-2015 and The Open Air Sculpture Award, 2012. He was shortlisted for Tenderpixel’s Tenderflix Award, 2014 and the MK Gallery Artist Moving Image Award 2013.
ANNA SALAMON’s (born 1984, Warsaw) recent and forthcoming outputs include ‘Phase 1: Réseau Peinture’, The Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge (2016); contribution on Painting&Time for the Journal of Contemporary Painting published by Intellect (2016); ‘Time Unknown’ research presentation for The 1st PARSE Biennial Research Conference on TIME, Gothenburg, SE (2015); group shows ‘Ceasura et Vide Supra’ hosted by Lewisham ArtHouse for Art Licks Weekend (2015) and ‘Alignment’, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham (2013). She was previously a finalist of Creekside Open, A.P.T. Gallery, London, selected by Paul Noble (2013) and Kettle’s Yard Open, Kettles’ Yard, Cambridge, selected by Simon Wallis and Gill Hedley (2008). She is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools, London (2012) and Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2008).
ABI FRECKLETON (born 1981, London) graduated from Chelsea College of Art, London (2013). Recent solo exhibitions include ‘You see I swallow’, Gallery 49, London (2015), ‘Abi Freckleton’, W+K L Gallery, London (2013). Recent group exhibition include ‘Little Mountains’, Embassy Tea Gallery, London (2015), ‘From’, Hotel Elephant, London (2015), ‘The Trouble with Painting Today’, Pumphouse Gallery, London (2014).
WILLIAM PHAM (born 1990, London) had a solo show ‘Unusual Weight’ at Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal (2015). He performed live as part of a conference ‘A place called home’ at Goldsmiths curated by Siyun Tang (2015). He has exhibited in group exhibitions at Hotel Elephant, London, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Lar, Brazil, Total Refreshment Centre, Dalston, Ha Ha Gallery, Southampton, Umea, Sweden, InQuabte, Brighton, St Georges Town Hall, London, Camberwell Space, London, Peckham Platform, London. He was awarded commissions at Economics Frontier Ltd and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Charity. Forthcoming projects include a residency and exhibition at Tropical Lab, Singapore (2016) and a group exhibition Premiums, Royal Academy of Art (2017). He was a recipient of a Gasworks International Fellowship Award (2015) and the CCW Artist Moving Image Award at the South London Gallery (2011). He is currently on a postgraduate diploma at the Royal Academy Schools (2018) and graduated from Chelsea College of Art (2013).
To coincide with the exhibition, Turf are hosting a programme of related events including an Artists talk & Q&A, Film screenings, Family Art Fun Day, Reading Group and a Lunchtime Artist Crit. For further details on the programme please visit turf-projects.com. The exhibition and events were made possible with the generous support of the Arts Council England & Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon.