Caline Aoun, Joey Bryniarska, Patrick Coyle, Joe Frazer, Maija Luutonen, Kate Owens, Sarah Poots, Tom Woolner
...Sunglasses are laid out on blankets beneath an overpass...containers are used to move multiples of the same object around over concrete...shadows from tall buildings tell the time across uneven paving slabs and down into stairwells...as a miscommunication arises between two people, a plane seemingly disappears into a building...a cigarette is left at rest and no harm is done...
I was trying to describe a short story last read roughly ten years ago. It's shape. It's form. The details had disappeared but I still retained a sense of it. Of how it felt.
This passing of time not only depletes and erases but also results in a freedom to sidestep, to meander, to completely reinvent.
I kept turning it over in my head, like an object, in order to better understand it.
- John Lawrence
Caline Aoun (b.1983, Lebanon) graduated from the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2009. Recent exhibitions include Crisis Practice, Workshop Gallery, Beirut (2013); We hesitated between arrangements, modulations and manoeuvres, Minus 5, Beirut (2013); Trajector Intermezzo, Hotel Bloom, Brussels (2013).
Joey Bryniarska (b.1981, UK) studied at Falmouth and the Royal Academy Schools, London. Recent exhibitions include Mind Rhymes, Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, London and solo show Him of the Hum, Him of the Ham, Post Box Gallery, London.
Patrick Coyle (b.1983, UK) completed MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths University, London, in 2010. He has recently delivered performances at Zabludowicz Collection, London; MOT International, London; Spike Island, Bristol; BALTIC 39, Newcastle, a was recently Writer in Residence at Wysing Arts Centre.
Joe Frazer (b.1983, UK) graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2013. Selected shows include I'm not in The Mood, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam (2013); Open Heart Surgery, The Moving Museum, London (2013) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA London, Spike Island, Bristol (2013).
Maija Luutonen (b.1978, Finland) studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include Awaiting Further Instructions with Marianne Spurr, Cigarrvagen 13, Stockholm, (2013); 24 Spaces – A Cacophony, Malmo Konsthall, Sweden (2013); Dedicated, SIC, Helsinki (2012)
Kate Owens (b.1979, Scotland) studied at the Royal College of Art, London. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include A Mangy Gherkin on a Horse-dung Ground, Limoncello, London (2013) and selected recent exhibitions include SV12, Studio Voltaire, London (2012); You Know, Altman Siegel, San Francisco (2012); Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, UK (2012).
Sarah Poots (b.1982, N.Ireland) graduated from the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Artist of the Day – Selected by Bridget Smith, Flowers Gallery, London (2013); John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2012); Sarah Poots | Rose Davey, Acme Project Space, London (2011).
Tom Woolner (b.1979, UK) studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art, London. Recent exhibitions include Platform: In the Making, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2013); The Obdurate Object and The Idiot Cousin, Gallery Jecza, Timisoara, Romania (2013) and Self Portrait as a plank of Wood, Tintype, London (2012).
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