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07/09/2015 - 23/10/2015
Curated by Ross Chisholm
Exhibition open 7th September 2015 and runs until 23rd October 2015
Private view Friday 11th September 2015. 6-9pm
Art Licks Weekend | 02-04 October | 12-6pm
Special Late Night Opening | Thursday 01 October | 6-9pm
“If the earth displays a varicoloured countenance, it is thanks to the atmosphere, which filters that murderous light” Italo Calvino “Cosmicomics”
The artists in “without shores” occupy a spectrum between the earthbound and the cosmic. Developing works in conjunction with scientific research, the exhibition charts a course from which astronomical observation becomes a point of departure.
From Katie Goodwin’s film meditating upon the astronomers desire to circumnavigate the urban light noise that restricts the view of the night sky, through Inês Rebelo’s spectral portal, based on the electromagnetic spectrum, from Robert Orchardson’s cyanotypes inspired by astronomical paraphernalia of astronomers William and John Hershel to Karen David’s extra-terrestrial expanded painting. Each artists work is grounded in rigorous research and plays with scientific narratives and observational filters to reflect upon the generative capacity of our ideas of the celestial, the invisible and the imagined.
Karen David is a London based artist who graduated MA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art in 2012, receiving the Purchase Award by Landmark Plc and shortlisted for the Clifford Chance Sculpture Award. In 2014 David carried out a research trip to Marfa, Texas and Roswell, New Mexico, and she has a forthcoming residency at Islington Mill in Manchester in 2015. Solo exhibitions include: Pure Reason Tint of Violet, Vitrine Bermondsey Square, London (2014), Santa Fe, Art Lacuna, London (2014), Searching for the Viable Essence and Jacob’s Island Gallery, London (2011).
Inês Rebelo received her MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2006. Her work has been exhibited in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil and in the UK.Solo exhibitions include: Curitiba, Brazil (Ybakatu, 2012), London (The Bun House, 2011; The Old Police Station, 2009) and Lisbon (Galeria< Monumental, 2011; Paulo Amaro Contemporary Art, 2009), and selected group shows at Fundação EDP, Oporto; Kunstverein Speyer, Speyer; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Union Fenosa, A Coruña; National Museum of Science and Technique, Coimbra; Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; ENCLAVE, London, Seventeen Gallery, London; Gasworks, London; ZDB, Lisbon, amongst other places.
Katie Goodwin is a London-based artist and graduate of Goldsmiths and Wimbledon College of Art. She has previously exhibited in galleries including Tate Modern, ICA and Barbican, London, Site gallery, Millennium Gallery and S1 Artspace, Sheffield and MADA gallery Australia and National Museum, Trinidad and Tobago.
Prominent exhibitions include New Contemporaries 2011 and the touring exhibition 971 Horses & 4 Zebras. She has had solo exhibitions at TAP Southend (2015) and ArtLacuna, London (2013). Artist residencies include Pixel Palace in Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2011 and at HIAP on Suomenlinna Island, Finland 2014-15.
Robert Orchardson is a London-based artist and graduate of Goldsmiths. He has previously had solo exhibitions at the Wilkinson Gallery, London and Ikon in Birmingham, NOW Gallery, London, Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin and also in Vancouver and Rome. He has won commissions from Scottish Print Network and Art on the Underground.
Ross Chisholm is a London artist represented by IBID Projects and has exhibited in Berlin, Dubai and New York.
Without Shores is his second curated project at ASC.