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Take One Shape – Laura Jane Scott at the Foundry Gallery from November 23rd

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Take One Shape by Laura Jane Scott is presented at The Foundry Gallery from November 23rd to January 12.

Laura Jane Scott’s vividly abstract compositions embrace not only the two essential elements of Abstract Hard Edge Painting, colour and structure, but also principles of Conceptual Art. All the works in ‘TAKE ONE SHAPE’ are derived from one simple shape – the rhomboid. They echo paintings by Ellsworth Kelly, with Scott’s use of precise geometric abstractions all having the same core structure but subject to infinitely subtle variations. ‘TAKE ONE SHAPE’ showcases a hybrid of painting and sculpture, a refined visual vocabulary of form and colour.

Scott’s studio is full of rulers, piles of graph paper, scalpels, pens and painted paper. Working in series, she explores the idea of ‘possibilities from limitations.’ Using just one geometric shape as the starting point and drawing on principles from Minimalist Architecture, Hard Edge Abstraction and Conceptual Art she takes this basic geometric form and draws out all the possible arrangements that can be made by laying one shape on top of another. The drawings are small-scale diagrams which are always made on the same style of graph paper. This strict approach hints at both mathematical and architectural practices. What would seem an austere procedural way of making art is precisely what makes it interesting. With her systematic rigour, Scott has successfully dissected the fundamental elements of painting by not only looking at the surface of the painting but seeing it as a way of creating a visual index in which to document the interaction of form, colour and the space they inhabit.

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The Foundry Gallery will be an official partner to the London Design Festival

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

This year The Foundry Gallery is an official partner to the London Design Festival with an exhibition by Alex Evans (one of whose works is shown here courtesy of the artist and The Foundry Gallery).

(IN)VISIBLE SYSTEMS explores mankind’s constant need to assemble & reassemble our built environments. His playful examination of scale, pattern & narrative result in meticulous drawings, digital imagery and work on metal uniting art, nature & architecture through design.

For more information click here.

The Foundry Gallery London Design Festival September 2017

Lucy Bainbridge’s Fermata at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea (21 April – 2 June)

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Lucy Bainbridge’s Fermata (shown here courtesy of the artist and The Foundry Gallery) showcases a new body of work that attempts to capture the ephemeral nature of London. Bainbridge has effectively dematerialized the cityscape unfolding in front of her, giving us a recognisable but estranged vision of London’s skyline.

Through Bainbridge’s multidisciplinary approach to printmaking (she uses photographic screen prints, printed directly onto graphite dust with an overlay of drawing and additional screen printing) she challenges our ideas of what constitutes a print. Working from photographs taken just before dawn, where the light is limited and relative calm envelopes London, she then edits her work both digitally and throughout her printmaking process, removing enough detail so that what remains are these beautiful glimpses of stillness in the incessant rhythm of the routine of London.

Click here to find out more about the exhibition.

 

The Foundry Gallery presents Ed Saye’s ‘No Promised Land’

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

‘No Promised Land’ Ed Saye‘s exhibition at The Foundry Gallery in London runs until 12th January 2017 and showcases a new series of paintings focusing on the architecture of idealism. These highly complex and detailed paintings originate from found photographic images of modernist houses falling into disrepair and the makeshift homes of hippie communities.  While these two styles of architecture seem to lie at the furthermost points from each other, both implied that utopian idylls could be fabricated through architecture.   Each of Saye’s paintings is a different version of these fading idylls, a lament for the utopian ideals of either living through Modernist values – buildings as machines for living – or in hippie communes, living off the land – simply off-grid. For more information, go to The Foundry Gallery.

The Foundry Gallery presents Simon Phipps’ Beton Brut (9 Sep – 27 Oct)

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The Foundry Gallery presents Simon Phipps’ BÉTON BRUT from 9 September to  27 October.

What do you think of when you hear the architectural term ‘Brutalism’? Love these concrete monolithic buildings or hate them the artist and photographer Simon Phipps is ready to challenge all your preconceptions of the Brutalist building in his solo exhibition in London: BÉTON BRUT.

Simon Phipps has spent the last 15 years photographing and documenting Brutalist and buildings in the UK, creating a survey of photographic images that demonstrate the breadth of this contentious architectural style.
 
BÉTON BRUT showcases a new series of architectural photographs screen printed in monochrome onto brushed aluminum. Phipps’ careful selection of materials for his work captures one of the properties of Brutalism, ‘its not concerned with the material, but the quality of the material, what can that material do?’ The use of a halftone screen and the aluminium moves the photograph away from the representational; it becomes more sculptural within the enhanced materiality of surface and ink. His photography plays with the viewer’s perspective of the buildings; he has an innovative way of looking at these dynamic constructions finding interesting new vistas and perspectives to capture our imagination.
 
A selection of Phipps extensive photographic inventory is also displayed in BÉTON BRUTwhere the curatorial arrangements highlight typological similarities and differences, revealing an analysis of form and structure. Using the placement of colour to highlight architectural details; stemming from Le Corbusier’s Polychromie Architectural, Phipps has used colour from the buildings he has resolutely documented and faithfully used these colours as an integral part of the exhibition in The Foundry Gallery.  BÉTON BRUT is curated by Elizabeth Goode.

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