This group show features 13 artists working in a variety of disciplines, drawn together for their demonstration of dexterity, craftsmanship and a thorough and meticulous approach to his or her practice.
Gallery Primo Alonso is proud to announce the launch of their newly refurbished gallery space with God is in the Details presented by co-curators Medeia Cohan-Petrolino and Justin Hammond. This group show features 13 artists working in a variety of disciplines, drawn together for their demonstration of dexterity, craftsmanship and a thorough and meticulous approach to his or her practice.
Co-curator Justin Hammond notes that "The idea for this show came about last year when myself and co-curator Medeia Cohan-Petrolino began to notice a rising trend at degree shows of artists beginning to swing away from loud, showy or even abstract work and back toward more subtle and precise pieces with high levels of craftsmanship and intricacy."
God is in the Details celebrates not only the exquisitely fastidious final products but also highlights the captious processes by which the works are realised. Artists such as 2009 Catlin Prize winner Alex Ball can take as long as six months to complete a piece between the research stage to fruition, via a rigorous layering procedure. Ball admits, "My work employs techniques and processes that border on the obsessive or even the absurd. I often concentrate on painting perfectly smooth gradated areas or choose subjects that allow for an almost limitless level of detailing."
Fellow artist James Brooks' work is also the result of elongated methodologies. Brooks has a broad base drawing practice, which includes such laborious techniques as manually translating audio/ written/ visual information into standardised logic or specific code. These extensive and gruelling processes create results with a new aesthetic and richness, yet are referential to the original source.
Co-curator Medeia Cohan-Petrolino believes that "This show is not just about the beauty that hard work produces, but also about a certain recognition for the technique and the skill involved."God is in the Details artists include: Alex Ball, Leah Bradford, James Brooks, Gary Colclough, Tom Cookson, Erica Dorn, Martin Krolzig, James Musgrave, Damien O'Connell, Rose Turner, Emma Wieslander, Miyo Yoshida, Gong Yu.
Sponsored by Rise Art.
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Private View: Thursday 28th October 2010 6-9pm
In conversation with Rise Art: Thursday 2nd December 2010 7-8pm
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