Berlin 00:00:00 London 00:00:00 New York 00:00:00 Chicago 00:00:00 Los Angeles 00:00:00 Shanghai 00:00:00
members login here
Region
Country / State
City
Genre
Artist
Exhibition

Catriona Jeffries Gallery: DAMIAN MOPPETT: THE SCULPTOR’S STUDIO IS A PAINTING - 21 May 2010 to 26 June 2010

Current Exhibition


21 May 2010 to 26 June 2010
Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Catriona Jeffries Gallery
274 East 1st Avenue,
V5T 1A6
Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
Canada
North America
p: (01) 604 736 1554
m:
f: (01) 604 736 1054
w: www.catrionajeffries.com











Web Links


Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Artist Links





Artists in this exhibition: Damian Moppett


DAMIAN MOPPETT:
THE SCULPTOR’S STUDIO IS A PAINTING


21 May – 26 June 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday 20 May, 7 – 9pm

Catriona Jeffries is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, The Sculptor’s Studio is a Painting by Damian Moppett. Working in an expanded field of production that includes painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and collage, this new body of work continues the evolving trajectory of Moppett’s studio-based practice.

The paintings, sculptures and ink drawings which form the exhibition function as formal exercises where recognizable motifs from past works by the artist depart, through their process of making, into the realm of abstraction for the first time. Materially methodical in their production, the works mark a departure for Moppett in their intentional disguising of art historical references. Rather than explicitly incorporating his usual nods to art-historical figures such as Guston, Brancusi, Moore and Caro, Moppett considers tropes of display which function to support the process of referral which takes the site of Moppet’s own practice as a scene of origin from which to draw from, thus creating a private and esoteric language of form. Continuing to add to the heterogeneous visual library from which he persistently extrapolates, the inclusion of a pair of framed ink drawings made during a recent residency in London, UK, are one of the myriad points from which the work began.

The image of the burning candle and the space of the studio appear sporadically, yet through Moppett’s impromptu means these recognizable images slowly disappear. Shifting the focus to the incidental outlines and forms which appear through an accumulative and self-reflexive method, hermetic surfaces emerge which maintain the tangential and anachronistic nature of Moppett’s allusion to historical and subjective trajectories.

By creating the series of sculptural works in the same intuitive manner in which he creates paintings, Moppet is now able to fold the condition of the studio, the frame of painting and the sculptural arena into constantly shifting layers of visual language. The historical specificity of the frames create a framework from which these arcane abstractions become self-aware of their status as objects and are thus able to transmute effortlessly from the surface of the canvas to the armature of sculpture and back to the space of the studio itself.


For further information or press inquiries please contact Catriona Jeffries or Anne Low at + 604 736 1554.

Forthcoming exhibitions: Art 41 Basel | 16 – 20 June 2010


Catriona Jeffries Gallery
274 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5T 1A6 Canada
t: + 604 736 1554
f: + 604 736 1054
e: gallery@catrionajeffries.com
www.catrionajeffries.com



SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS
Follow on Twitter

Click on the map to search the directory

USA and Canada Central America South America Western Europe Eastern Europe Asia Australasia Middle East Africa
SIGN UP for ARTIST MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP for GALLERY MEMBERSHIP