Play: Winter Exhibition 2013
Play – An exhibition of new editions and artworks, bringing together work that reflects different aspects of play.
Opening Party: Thursday 14th November 2013 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Exhibition runs from Friday 15th November 2013 until Saturday 4th January 2014
Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.30pm
londonprintstudio is pleased to present ‘Play’, an exhibition of new editions and art works including work by :- James Bates, Darren Bryant, Das Balloon, Richard Falle, Giulia Garbin, Serena Katt, Yeni Kim, Jochen Klein, Justin Larkin, Alex Massouras, Chris Mercier, Christopher Moon, Ralph Overill, Matthew Pagett, Pandemonia, Sumi Perera, John Phillips, Tom Robinson, Amikam Toren, Katherine Van Uytrecht, Fouzia Zafar.
Play has many meanings in contemporary culture – performance, manipulation, irony and disengagement – as well as naïve amusement and recreation. This exhibition brings together work that reflects different aspects of play; from Pandemonia’s extravagant performance art; the exploration of authenticity and expectations of Jochen Klein – to a frisbee packed with digital art.
The formative childhood experience of play may help release creativity and shape future lives. The transformative power of early creative experiences has been widely acknowledged, and Darren Bryant, Serena Katt and Justin Larkin feature children’s play as a subject.
Many works on show have a strong element of humour – sometimes overt – as we see with Giulia Garbin and Das Balloon, sometimes an undercurrent. And some are critical, as we see with Sumi Perera’s Pointless Wordplay.
Coinciding with the Christmas season, all the art works are for sale, including multiples at affordable prices.
*Jochen Klein’s Tabletop series are on loan from Vital Arts.
Image: Justin Larkin