4 October – 18 November 2016
Perfectionism III features the artists: Tessa Farmer, Alastair Gordon, Caroline Jane Harris, Darren Harvey Regan, Nikolai Ishchuk, Liane Lang, Neal Rock, Piers Secunda, Onya McCausland.
PERFECTIONISM (part III) – The Alchemy of Making, is curated by Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry. The exhibition explores the ancient idea of artists-as-alchemists and through the transformative nature of contemporary artistic practice. It will feature nine London artists; from award winning sculptor, and former Natural History Museum artist in residence, Tessa Farmer, who stages tiny, winged skeletal fairies on insect carcasses, to the three-dimensional painter Piers Secunda, who makes life-sized sculptures out of industrial floor paint, the artists demonstrate how source materials can be transformed into something spectacular. Other artists include Liane Lang, known for her suggestions of animacy within figurative sculpture, created by documenting and staging museum objects in her photographs, as well as creating her own lifelike sculptures, and Nikolai Ishchuck, who creates photosculptures by layering photographs with paint, lacquer and concrete to form sculptures that look like vestigial, archaeological remains. The artists will explore how the appearance and character of source materials can be altered through innovative processes, and the resulting change of status or presence of the materials.
4 October – 18 November 2016, Griffin Gallery, The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ. www.griffingallery.co.uk