Modern Life Is Rubbish
Tim Fawcett’s canvases of ‘drunk not dead’ people in corporate wear, unceremoniously slumped or sprawled on floors and train carriage seats, are domesticated through the artist’s use of household paint on used curtain fabric. That Fawcett draws these characters from internet searches – the poses based on ‘found photographic evidence’ – only serves to compound their pathos.
31 August – 30 September 2017, Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HW.
Paul Cole airs his dirty laundry in this new series of paintings in Sluice’s new project space. The works take a confessional turn as the artist considers both the personal motivations and the formal underpinning of his practice. Cole’s. Alongside Cole, next door at Arch 12 is an exhibition of drawings by Amy Green.
1-24 September 2017, Sluice Projects, Arch 11, Bohemia Place, Hackney Central, London E8 1DU.
Lizzie Cannon subtly alters objects that have been washed up by the Thames and the North Sea, shifting their status from debris to artefact through delicate, at times imperceptible stitching. Accumulations of tiny beads echo the rust and organic matter that make up the crumbling surfaces of these items of probable wreckage.
31 August – 9 September 2017, Heritage Gallery, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS.
Hasting’s annual Coastal Currents arts festival returns for 2017. Throughout the festival Daniel Hardiker and Neil Hetherington (ZEROH) present their site-specific work, Wavelength, a changing colour landscape in the subterranean Bottle Alley which joins Hastings with St Leonards. Other works include Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva‘s installation of fish skin tiles, Reoccurring Undulation VI, at the ShipWreck Museum in Rock-a-Nore, and Tom Dale’s bouncy castle of forbidden delights which appears as a brief temptation between 7-10 September.
2 September – 1 October 2017 (opening party 1 September), various locations, Hastings.
An exhibition of work by Sue Eves and Krasimira Butseva inaugurates Sticks Contemporary’s new space in Gosport. Exploring the suggestive narratives of mark making, Eves applies acrylic paint and ink to paper using a roller. Butseva plays with our expectations of truth in photography by using constructivist design strategies as a reference to the ideologies of Eastern European communism. The gallery launch and private view takes place 2 September at 5pm.
2 September – 14 October 2017, Sticks Contemporary, Unit 15, The Precinct, South Street, Gosport PO12 1HA.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Tim Fawcett: studio shot from Depozitory studios in Ryde, Isle of Wight
2. Paul Cole, Man Of Simple Pleasures, 2017, Oil on Cotton
3. Lizzie Cannon, In Transition, 2015-17, Found object, hand embroidery with beads and polyester thread
4. Tom Dale, Department of the Interior, 2012. Courtesy: Coastal Currents
5. L-R: Work by Sue Eves and Krasimira Butseva. Courtesy: Sticks Contemporary