New Art Highlights
28 February - 6 March
New Art Highlights of the week includes: Alice Banfield, Susan Eyre, Lisa Pettibone and Rhiannon Lowe.
Daffodils Mask, 2022 by Alice Banfield
Digital drawing, A4, 2022.
92 Years Measured in Light, 2021 by Susan Eyre
Screenprint, dye sublimation print on polyester with chinagraph pencil mounted on paper.
Thinking about time spent here on Earth and trying to relate that to the vastness of the cosmos.
The electromagnetic waves of radio and television signals can pierce the ionosphere and travel through space at the speed of light. HD 70642 is a star similar to our sun with a large companion planet that orbits in a circular motion very similar to how the planets orbit here in our solar system. This means it is possible there maybe Earth-type planets orbiting further in. This star is in the constellation of Puppis about 90 light years away. Early signals from Earth will just be reaching this distant solar system with a potential Earth like planet.
The time it has taken the signals to reach this home from home is roughly the same as my Mother’s lifetime on Earth. 92 years measured in light.
Early TV signals were transmitted in a series of 30 lines to complete one image called a raster pattern. It is a systematic process of covering an area progressively, similar to how one’s gaze travels when reading lines of text. The signal is sent in fragments and must be interpreted on arrival to make sense of the message.
The folded sections in this work emulate the raster pattern and are made from a combination of screen print on textile, dye sublimation print using images from the 1930’s and chinagraph pencil marking out the star chart – a bit like a lenticular image – you see the stars from one side and the fragmented signal from the other.
Instrument of Thought: A Meditation on Matter and Light, 2021 - 2022 by Lisa Pettibone
Created for Collect Open 2022, a selected group of artists create installations throughout Collect International Art Fair, I was thrilled to develop new work for this prestigious event.. Using movement and the lustrous qualities of glass and metal, this mobile subtly relates to transformative scientific concepts that have reshaped our perception of the universe. Mysterious white glass shapes glide past each other, revealing ever-changing views within the airy two-metre assemblage. The construction is complemented by brass objects, mirrors, crystals and rocks hinting at ideas such as gravity and the speed of light. The gentle sound of delicate brass rods tapping the glass reminds us of the invisible cosmic particles that we encounter every day. Collect takes place at Somerset Hpuse, London and runs from 25-27 February 2022.
Aggregate 2022, 10th March 2022 - 29th May 2022 by Rhiannon Lowe
Location: Freelands Foundation, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8UR
Aggregate 2022, a group exhibition that brings together the work of 21 artists in the Freelands Artist Programme (cohort 2) working across the UK, including artists based in Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and Sheffield.
Sculpture, sound works, textiles, print, written word, film and installation, painting and site-specific interventions offer an insight into new approaches to making and the most urgent topics being considered by artists today. This exhibition is interspersed with artworks that invite moments of contemplation, encouraging a re-examination of our own positions within contemporary cities and systems.
Conversations unfold between works that address the individual concerns of each artist by re-imagining the world we live in, including works that interrogate our current conditions and construct alternative spaces to occupy – from a never-to-make-it noise band to an imagined matriarchal moss colony. In other works, stories are woven together, treading the line between fiction and reality, drawing on mythology, histories and archives that range from Robinson Crusoe to a compendium of fourteenth century mythical biographies.
Artists: @beccaandclareareartists, @brownandbri, @jo_is_ok_, @jamesklclarkson, @mitch_conlon, @freya_dooley, @rebecca_gould, @maud_haya, @jennybhogarth, @cekcahet (that’s me), @victoria_lucas_gallery, @jasminsilentj, @william_j_roberts, @rogersconor, @sssss_rose, @raeyensong, @eothenstearn, @neasa_terry, @myspecialistsubject, @jowhittleart
Thurs to Sunday 12-6pm
Nearest tube: Chalk Farm