Habitat

Opening:                         Friday 28th February 6-9pm

Show Runs:                     1st March – 5th April 2014

Opening Hours:             Fridays and Saturdays 2-6pm

Events:                             Thursday 6th March at 7pm,

and Friday 28th March at 7pm

 

SE8 Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Habitat’ by the British artist Barnaby Hosking. The new works include a full-sized Kazakh Yurt built outside, and an installation in the gallery that features a sound score of field recordings. Both internal and external spaces function as immersive, hermetic environments and underscore Hosking’s concern with space as lived experience, when ‘no apparent form ever becomes complete but is in a constant process of movement’.

The installations at SE8 Gallery are a direct result of the artist’s embedded experience in the landscape, and comment on the problematic of mobility: from studio – to site – to gallery.

 

In the late Spring of 2013 the artist constructed a Yurt in the grounds of the Houghton Hall Estate in Norfolk, where he would live until the Winter. Here, the artist presented himself as a modern-day hermit, ensconced in his mobile dwelling. During this period of solitude, he was not especially concerned with representing his surroundings, preferring to show the evidence of the individual’s actions within it through experimental paintings, photographs and field recordings. Instead, the true subject of the adventure was the artist ‘s presence, his embodiment of spatio-temporal perception.

 

There will be a talk entitled ‘Haystack’ by Hosking and the German artist Kathrin Böhm on Thursday the 6th of March at 7pm, which will be held in the yurt, with very limited spaces available. Please book via email at info@se8gallery.org

The exhibition also coincides with the launch of a new publication on the artist’s work by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley on Friday the 28th of March from 7pm.

 

The exhibition travels to Judith Charles Gallery, New York in the late Spring of this year.

The artist’s solo exhibitions include Max Wigram, London, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, Patricia Low Gallery, Geneva, and Statements, Art Basel. His work features in collections such as

The Goetz Collection, Munich, the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, the Saatchi Gallery, London, the Cohen Foundation, Manchester, and the Zabludowicz Collection, London.

 

For further information please email us at info@se8gallery.org