- Exhibition 1: The Lay of the Land
- Exhibition 2: Compass
- Parallax Art Fair NYC 2012
- Exhibition 3: Lost Highway 41 Revisited Blues
- Call for Entries 1: the Mural Project
- Blog 1
- Blog 0 : The Small White House
The lay of the land
Tom Sowden, One Gasoline Station
Our inaugural exhibition features works which explore the ever shifting boundaries and meanings of place over long periods of time:
The 2004 documentary, Par Exemple, Ebenthal, by Berlin-and-Estonia-based artist Eléonore de Montesquiou considers the relationship of farmers to their home and land in the suburbs of growing cities, drawn from the example of Ebenthal, a suburb of Klagenfurt in Austria.
UK artist Jake Clark, whose interview with Articulated Artists can be found here, shows six paintings of English and Californian seaside houses. His suburbia is an Americanised and nostalgic look at the formal aspects of the bungalow, for him a banal subject that provides structures and colours to make paintings from. Jake has worked with these themes for a number of years, and the work embodies some uncanny resemblances to the Street Road structure itself.
One Gasoline Station, by Tom Sowden (based in Bristol, UK) is an homage to 'Twentysix Gasoline Stations', the influential 1960s artist's book by American conceptualist Ed Ruscha, and an intentionally British take on Ruscha’s American subject matter.
UK based architect Fadi Sultagi’s photography and narrative exploration of The Sanctuary of Bel, Palmyra traces resonances of past civilizations in modern day Syria, his native land. Sultagi's work investigates ways in which architecture exists and is created through fictional stories, and correspondingly considers how one might create an alternative guide to Syria, prioritising the experiences and knowledges of local populations.
Yerevan-based photographer Vram Hakobyan turns his lens variously to the medieval cemetery of Noratus, near lake Sevan in Armenia, with its hundreds of khachkar-cross-stones, to ruins of the 11th-century Armenian monastery complex of Marmashen, and also to a twentieth century Soviet housing block in Tblisi, Georgia.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to our new space to view this exciting collection of works about place and its changing nature over time.