Approved: 31.01.2012

Stewart Gough

Artist, Conservator, Project manager, Technician

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Approved: 31.01.2012

Sculptures begin with the essential mechanics of material connection; fitting, fixing and assembling manufactured plastic objects and component systems as though building blocks from an infinite ready-made resource.
Form, colour, physical presence and shifting scale, all combine within a playful, materially-merged-down sculptural space, steering a positively-ironic course through historic art, cultural

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Public art, Private commissions, Visual arts consultancy, Technical installation, Collecting
 

Biography

Sculptures begin with the essential mechanics of material connection; fitting, fixing and assembling manufactured plastic objects and component systems as though building blocks from an infinite ready-made resource. Form, colour, physical presence and shifting scale, all combine within a playful, materially-merged-down sculptural space, steering a positively-ironic course through historic art, cultural reference and contemporary social comment. Recent works use sheet-vinyl-laminated surfaces to create forms within the established material protocol. Examining minimal sculpture's experiential end-game to historic Modernism, whilst considering the role of the plinth as presentation device - bracketing the sculptural object from the world. My approach to drawing has a sculptural sensibility, enabling a conceptual approach to process and framing devices. I'm interested by the state of flux when building a drawing and how the intangible may be rendered, free from the physical practicalities of the sculptural forms. My drawings allow the merging of separate elements, and slippage in meaning and value. (Jan, 2012.)

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2005 - MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London 2002 - Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London 1999 - BA (hons) Fine Art, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent Solo exhibitions 2012 - RE:Evolution, LUBOMIROV-EASTON, London, SE8 4AL 2011 - Privit Topiary - Stewart Gough, The Bunhouse, London SE15 5ED 2007 - The Mighty Quinn - New Sculpture by Stewart Gough, Gone Tomorrow Gallery, London E2 9DT Group exhibitions 2012 - Forbidden Planet (curated by Juan Bolivar), Jacobs Island Gallery, London SE1 2PY 2012 - Gardening for Eskimos, Art Car Boot Fair, London E1. 2012 - Microcosm, The Departure Foundation at The Ellington Building, Leeds LS10 1AB. 2012 - Temples to the Domestic Part II, (curated by David Ben White and Justin Hibbs), Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London E14 5JJ 2011 - On Becoming a Gallery - Part Three (in collaboration with Tom Ormond), Fieldgate at Angus Hughes Gallery, London E5 OPD 2011 - The Future Can Wait presents: Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, EC1V 9DR 2011 - E/ectric sheep, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London WC1R 4TF 2011 - The Future Can Wait presents: Polemically Small, Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA 90503, USA 2011 - The Thing Is the Thing (curated by Benet Spencer), ASC Gallery, London SE1 8EQ 2010 - 9 Sheds, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London WC1H 2010 - Dawnbreakers (curated by Juan Bolivar), John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, So17 1BJ 2010 - DETOX 2010, Concrete Allotment Projects, London, N1 6NT 2010 - Miniscule, Oblong Gallery, London N1 3JS 2010 - Open Exhibition, CGP London, London SE16 2DD 2010 - Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, London UB2 5LF 2010 - Surface Warp Factor, Fieldgate at Aubin Gallery, London E2 7DP 2010 - Terminator (curated by Juan Bolivar), Camberwell Project Space - Camberwell College of Art, UCA, London SE5 8UF 2010 - the Art Car Boot Fair, Pet Magpie, London E1 2010 - The Future Can Wait - 2010, (Ellis and Rumley Projects) Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1V 9LT 2009 - ‘Something I Don’t Do’ – An Exhibition of drawings curated by Cedric Christie, Flowers East, London E2 8DP 2009 - Make, Shift and Bend,(in collaboration with Tom Ormond. curated by Clare Goodwin & Liz Murray), CGP London, London SE16 2DD 2009 - Big Deal "Botoxed 69", C22 Pop Up Shop, LONDON NW1 8AG 2009 - Boeing Way, Departure Gallery, London UB2 5LF 2009 - Expressions of Interest, The Postmethodists' Broadcaster, Waddington LN5 9RF 2009 - Mill, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London E2 9DA 2009 - Oysters Ain't: (curated by Simon Bill & Cedric Christie) , V22 PRESENTS: The Sculpture Show, london SE16 4DG 2009 - Saxon ( Curated by Juan Bolivar), Schwartz Gallery, London E9 5EN 2009 - The Future can Wait - 2009, (Ellis and Rumley Projects) Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL 2009 - The Russell Herron Collection: "This Was Now" (curated by Harry Pye), Sartorial Contemporary Art, London WC1H 2009 - Three by Three - 4. (selected by Hiroe Komai), Yinka Shonibare's Space, Sunbury House, London E8 4QL 2009 - Workshop of Hereafter – Diagrams, Models and Prototypes (curated by Andrea Gregson), Blyth Gallery, Imperial College. London SW7 2AZ 2008 - Fluid Foundations, Fieldgate at V22: The Wharf Road Project: Don’t Open this Door if You Can’t Close it., London N1 7RN 2008 - Irregular Pulse (curated by James R. Ford), Ferriera Projects, London EC2A 3PB 2008 - Trace(s), Schwartz Gallery, London E9 5EN 2007 - Bunny Incinerator, Gone Tomorrow Gallery, London E2 9DT 2007 - Durty Turkey, Gone Tomorrow Gallery, London E9 5EN 2006 - Everydebris, St Pauls Artspace, London E3 5JL 2006 - George Polke Invites (in collaboration with Tom Ormond), George Polke, London N1 5SB 2006 - Houses in Motion (in collaboration with Tom Ormond), Fieldgate Gallery, London E1 1ES 2006 - Inside/Outside, Project 133, London SE15 4ST 2006 - Kamikaze Blossom, Fieldgate Gallery, London E1 1ES 2006 - Panpopticon (curated by Juan Bolivar), Bearspace, London SE8 3PQ 2006 - Slider, Cell project Space (off-site), London E9 5LW 2005 - Gigolo, Trailer at Trafalgar Hilton, London SW1A 2TS 2005 - Hard Labour, Cell Project Space, London E2 9DA 2005 - The Future is Stupid, MAMA - Showroom for Media and Moving Art, 3012 BL Rotterdam, NL 2004 - Revolution, Trailer at Unit 101. 203 - 213 Mare St, London E8 3QE Curated projects 2010 - DEPOT, Vulpes Vulpes, London E5 9NP