06.09.18 – 29.09.18

Machine Gun Etiquette

 

 

Private View: Thursday 4th September, 6 - 8pm

 

 

Back to the Machine Gun - Charles Bukowski

 

I awaken about noon and go out to get the mail
in my old torn bathrobe.
I'm hung over
hair down in my eyes
barefoot
gingerly walking on the small sharp rocks
in my path
still afraid of pain behind my four-day beard.

the young housewife next door shakes a rug
out of her window and sees me:
"hello, Hank!"

god damn! it's almost like being shot in the ass
with a .22

"hello," I say
gathering up my Visa card bill, my Pennysaver coupons,
a Dept. of Water and Power past-due notice,
a letter from the mortgage people
plus a demand from the Weed Abatement Department
giving me 30 days to clean up my act.

I mince back again over the small sharp rocks
thinking, maybe I'd better write something tonight,
they all seem
to be closing in.

there's only one way to handle those motherfuckers.

the night harness races will have to wait.

 

 

An exhibition of works on paper 

 

Saelia Aparicio

James Ensor 

Lina Viste Grønli

Lorenzo Guerrini

Paul Housley

Martin Kippenberger

Oskar Korsár

Michela de Mattei

Georgia Sowerby 

Joel Tomlin

 


04.10.18 – 12.01.19

Tim Berresheim: Harry Rag

 

Private View: Thursday 4th October, 10am - 2pm

 

The first UK solo show by German artist, Tim Berresheim, features a multitude of elements: the iconography of the cigarette butt, several autonomously drawing robots, his electronic music and experimental, digital configurations.

Berresheim’s innovative, high-tech computer rendered imagi create a radical new interface located between technology and art. In it, highly complex, yet immensely playful arrangements of digital and analogue pictorial devices are merged. For instance, Berresheim flays the human body and reintroduces it in the fourth dimension through laser scanning, creating a digital skin-surface as a ‘point-cloud’ to manipulate and probe. Such augmented realities challenge the viewer’s perceptions and habitual experiences.

When confronted with the potential for digital art to continuously update and mutate, the artist’s methods hold unlimited possibilities of production through automation. At the same time, his practise reaches deep within the pre-media art historical context, playing with the Western iconography and particularly the visual low-technology of Renaissance painting: hair tufts that give shape to binary code rather than adorn shoulders; and his app which expands linear perspective into four dimensions.

Throughout the duration of the show there will be an extensive program expanding the artist’s realm with augmented bonus material, interviews, talks and music by his band ‘The Wait Watchers’.

 

  

On the lower ground floor Steph Huang's The Ashtray Show West, is moonlighting in support of Harry Rag. This itinerant, temporary study collection is made up of artist's ashtrays from personal collections as well as bespoke pieces; sentimental, symbolic and idiosyncratic.

The ashtray serves as a centre for smokers and in doing so conceives art autonomously; it reflects on its specific era, production and its collector. In modern context, it contains not only ashes but the poetics of human emotion and a trace of glamour. Here The Ashtray Show, which has swung from East London to West, realises the ashtray’s previously dormant ambition of becoming the everyday sculpture of the 21st century.