Monday, January 2, 2012

THE FACE OF THE SHAPE at La Scatola Gallery

THE FACE OF THE SHAPE at La Scatola Gallery:

Ronin Cho

Next 8th Thursday December La Scatola Gallery is going to present its upcoming great group exhibition, called THE FACE OF THE SHAPE. The exhibition will present work by some of the most exciting multinational emerging artists working here in London, such as Rebecca Ackroyd, Stéphane Blumer, Balint Bolygo, Ronin Cho, Blue Curry, Daniel Eatock, Rowena Harris, Hirofumi Isoya, Hannah Catherine Jones, Jukhee Kwon, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Russell Maurice, Steven Morgana, Alicja Pytlewska, Tal Regev, Lisa Selby, Richard Stone, Sarah Tew, Dominic Wilcox, Kentaro Yamada, Gyeong Yoon An. See more;

"At a time when ‘mixed media’ has become a blanket with which to cover and obscure the formerly well-defined and hard-fought realms of sculpture, painting and installation, any working definition of medium becomes both abstruse and all-inclusive. Rather than abide complacently within the abyss of namelessness, ‘THE FACE OF THE SHAPE’ will showcase a new era of sculpture, one that does, in fact, mix media to explore form, but also embraces each dimension, of space and of concept, more fully, in contour, craft and narrative, than its recent predecessors. To highlight the success both of the gallery and of the pioneering practices of a select group of artists, La Scatola is pleased to present ‘THE FACE OF THE SHAPE’."

"By allowing paint to perform, Sarah Tew sculpts the evolution of colour and of portrait. Steven Morgana’ s use of light as object and surface as a point of well-defined deflection results in effervescent, fluid formations. Ironic as shape on display, the nature of nature is transformed by Daniel Eatock through his synthesis and [dis]ambiguation of sight and symbol. Balint Bolygo assembles his machines at the point where art and science meet. As a way of defining the many shapes that ghosts, of soul and of practice, inhabit, Russell Maurice alchemically melds figure into a mythical, immediately-real afterlife.

Rebecca Ackroyd, through blueprint and three-dimensional body, addresses the geometry of shape and the converse. Hannah Catherine Jones uses sculpture as a site for performance, and performance as the setting for spontaneous unknowns. Blue Curry, in their assemblages of bulb-bases and beans, make things into other things. Hirofumi Isoya hangs light from light, giving shape to dangling particles. Lisa Selby’ s ceramics, both found and personally fabricated, reshape taste. Jukhee Kwon’ s spatial transformations expand and shrink space and what it momentarily and permanently contains."

Steven Morgana

"Gyeong Yoon An ’s deconstruction of icons questions history, of sculpture and of humanity, by interrogating personal narration. Between light and dark, tangible and ungraspable, Richard Stone installs his spaceless sculptures where boundaries creep into their own limitlessness. In her exploitation of material and shape, Rowena Harris makes formal demands of abstraction. Equipped with an inventor’ s sense of the experiment, Dominic Wilcox tests the constraints of found objects against manmade motivations. Sharp as much as they are shaggy, Alicja Pytlewska and Fabio Lattanzi Antinori ’s forms adjust and disrupt his viewer’ s focus with their impossible silhouettes. Kentaro Yamada’ s use of energy mimics the human body’s appropriations of air and the subsequent respirations. Ronin Cho communicates through a spirited fabrication of technology and mechanical inspiration."

Sarah Tew

During the Private View, La Scatola Gallery will present a performance with artist Hannah Catherine Jones, a collaborative performance with artists Daniella Valz Gen and Tal Regev and a performance with artist Stéphane Blumer.

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