We are pleased to announce our participation in Volta NY
where we shall be exhibiting new drawings by Paul Chiappe
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Madder139 is delighted to announce the first solo exhibition in the Gallery of British artist GL Brierley. She currently has work in the Walker Gallery, Liverpool as part of the John Moores Painting Prize and the Liverpool Biennial and has previously shown nationally and internationally including at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, The Louise T Blouin Foundation, London, Natalia Goldin, Stockholm and Whitebox, New York.
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“Sites of Transition”
19th February – 28th March 2010
(Opening 18th February 6 – 9 pm)
In the spring of 2008 Frances Young hitched a ride across the USA with an all girl rock band, recording her road journey as she went from East to West with a video camera. She later returned to New York to commence a residency at the Experimental Television Center where she re-scanned, colourized, sequenced and further fragmented parts of her video by using early analogue equipment.
The results of Young’s work are a personal re-encountering of landscapes reminiscent of American road movies; and a continual shift between the recorded image, its re- presentation, and the texture of the medium. In “Black Hills Sequencer”, this flickering shift occurs in the spaces between the movement of windscreen wipers, which slice the image rather like the blink of an eye. “Wyoming, Always” uses the horizontal movement of a CCTV camera scan, simultaneously recording and interrupting the footage and creating a sense of spatio-temporal disjuncture.
Alongside this work, Young will also show ‘Oscillate 01’, an abstract piece constructed from voltage-controlled video sections that merge as audio-visual parts of a whole. Letting sound lead the direction of its composition, it is as much an audio piece as a video with no seperation between the two.
In the lower space, Young will be showing her work, ‘Song of Farewell’ (2007), a digital video projection which uses slowed footage of starlings flying to and from a deserted rollercoaster as dusk is falling. The piece moves through a cycle of changing light and plays as a loop- the cyclical looping echoing the physical structure of the rollercoaster and the circular, repetitive flight patterns of the birds. The rhythmic loop of vinyl end-static provides the sound; an ending without end, at times suggestive of the beating of wings or the sound of a heartbeat. Its analogue texture and insistent repetition creates a dialogue with the digital footage, steering the pace and tempo of the piece.
Frances Young received a MA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, in 2007. Her work explores transition and shift as both process and subject; records and re-constructs transitions through time and place; and parallels this with transitions across analogue and digital media, re-contextualising the outmoded within contemporary frameworks. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and screenings, including, Anticipation: An Exhibition of London’s best emerging artists, (Ultralounge, 2008) Le:60 Film Festival, (Cambridge, MA, USA, 2008), and Future50, (PSL, Leeds, 2008).
All analogue processing for her new work was done at the Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York. Founded in 1971, the Center contains some unique and historic pieces of equipment.
For further information please contact Debbie Carslaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm or by appointment
No.1 VYNER STREET LONDON E2 9DG +44 (0) 20 8980 9154 www.madder139.com