THE DEATH FACTORY
Robert Kyle Barrett
March 25 - April 8
Selected work in mixed media on canvass (2007-2010)
We live on a planet where everything has to die and it seems that when one looks around at the society and cultures we live in, everyone is caught up on a treadmill like in a factory.
All religions, spiritual thought, iconography and organised religious institutions only exist because we die. Without death we would have no need to explain the mystery of life. Robert Kyle-Barrett’s work explores these ideas - the concepts of impermanence, the human condition and its need to control the environment that we find ourselves within. It explores social structures and the idea of images that create disgust and fear.
His work is simply a reaction to the world, society and culture we all live in. It’s about dealing with his own personal mortality, facing fear and realising that we are all struggling to get through life. His work is deeply transformative using symbols and icons that often evoke deep and powerful emotions, speaking of hidden fears and hopeful dreams. Colour shines from the shadows of disturbing images asking us to question our fundamental fears and our right to challenge those institutions which often create them.
May 4 - May 9
A solo show of paintings by Jennifer Talbot.
In this series of works Jennifer combines raw paint in the form of splashes, pours and gestures with geometric
pictorial illusion. By painting like this Jennifer creates a duality that activates all the surfaces of the canvas,meaning the pictorial surface formed by illusion and the real surface expressed by the materiality of the paint.The splash, pour and gesture also brings to the surface sensations of speed, gravity and direction stimulating the viewers awareness of the paint at the same time he or she is drawn in to the the illusion of the painting.
Jennifer is a graduate of Central St Martins School of Art and more recently obtained an MA in fine art from
City and Guilds School of Art in 2005
A MOVING EXHIBITION
Antria Pelekanou, chief curator
May 31 - June 6
A Moving Exhibition is a travelling exhibition of art which enables artists and students, to showcase their artwork and through doing so enhance the travel experience for London visitors, and build on London’s reputation as a cultural and creative capital.
A moving exhibition's aim is to reach and engage an extensive and diverse community in the course of daily life by "moving London through art". A Moving Exhibition is expanding access to public of the innovative creative arts projects and initiatives that exist within London.
As the artwork of A Moving Exhibition is open for public submission, both professional and novice artwork will be selected for publication.
The idea is to select eclectic artists to participate in an upcoming series of group shows that will take place in different venues in London. The exhibitions and the artists participating will slightly change from one venue to another and by doing so the exhibition will progress and transform. We encourage artists to use this as their theme in their submitting artwork although the theme is not strict.
June 28 - July 3
West Kent College Degree Show
Details to Come
31.8.10 to 12.9.10
Antoaneta often uses images collected from newspapers, magazines,
photographs, and other mass media sources as the starting point of her
Such images change context when abstracted from the reality which they
had originally represented. The unrestricted juggling of these images
projects them into a new space, and alters the connections and
interrelationships between them. By crossing to a different level of
existence, and acquiring a new countenance, the images turn into a
kind of memory test, while questioning the objectivity and
authenticity of the original observation, and prompting a radical
Oct 4 - Oct 10
Details to Come
Nov 1 - Nov 6
Group Show Curated by John Tate
Details to Come