Transition Gallery
Friday, December 6, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, Hackney, London, E8 4QN

Caroline Achaintre / Alex Crocker / Gary McDonald / Leah Rainey / Joel Tomlin / Katherine Tulloh…..The prefix ‘ur’: half a word, meaning the first version of something, original, seminal, the basis of something further … as in ur-text, ur-myth, Ursonate. The German word urwald means jungle and this exhibition will explore the fertile, exuberant growth, freedom of beginnings and raw power of evolving signs – that which is archetypal, prototypical, essential, nascent, emerging, evolving, unfixed, holding within a sense of beginnings, stirrings and intimations. Ur highlights a chain of ideas from early modernism’s fascination with tribal art to more contemporary reworkings of the compulsive visions of so-called ‘outsider’ artists.