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

 

 

 

Or an Island or a Boat

SE8 Gallery presents ‘Or an Island or a Boat’, a solo exhibition of the Croatian artist Tina Gverović.

Her works examine the relationships of unstable, transient subjects and the real and fictional topographies they traverse and inhabit; staged here, the exhibition functions as a memory theatre in which the artifacts perform in the context of the gallery, snagging our own recollection of past encounters. Paintings and drawings, depicting partial figures at work and rest, are displayed on structures in new constellations. These supports introduce a classic, serial methodology of display, but also act as spatial divisions, rehearsing Gverović’s concern with territorial boundaries.
Despite the intentional formality of the arrangement, there is no division between object and support structure; every part of the exhibition – a painting, a frame, a beam, a sheet of plywood, a video-image, has a material presence and a sculptural form that melds deliberate action, process and display. Ambient sound, mediated through spoken voice recordings, rolls words around the air, adding yet another layer, an accretion to the space.
The title references an ambivalence between a nautical craft and a place; one refers to transience and placelessness, the other to stability and permanence. Perhaps the metaphor can be extended to the gallery, to be understood as a ship, an ark that contains a collection of things to be saved from the flood, which has run aground on some hard, distant spit of land.

Tina Gverović (1975 Zagreb) works and lives in the UK. Current exhibitions and projects include ‘Travelling South’ at Baltic Art Centre, Visby, Sweden, and ‘Invisible Building’ at the Busan Biennale, South Korea.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 7″vinyl with a new sound recording by the artist. Also forming part of the show are two live events with collaborators Vlatka Horvat on Saturday the 11th of May and Margareta Kern on Saturday the 18th of May, times to be confirmed.

Into the Field

Into the Field is a solo exhibition by David Price that includes the works of others, namely his fellow-artists G.Leddington and Andy Roche, and the writers Koen Sels and Anna Tebelius.

His work focuses on the gaps between things: between an artwork and its representation in another medium, and in fiction. The translation from one idiom to another also signals an exploration of different contexts in which to situate the artwork. His aim is not to make arresting or beautiful images through prints, sculptures or film; instead the work situates unremarkable things in a new light: a smudge left by a stick of liquorice, a sentence written in coffee grains held in cast glass, or perhaps a Super-8 film panning across a range of screen prints.

An eponymous publication accompanies the exhibition, as does a series of events featuring its participants and others still.