January 2019, Business Design Centre, London
Booth curated by Joanna Bryant in collaboration with Julian Page.
Includes work by: Matilde Damele, Silvia Lerin, Joella Wheatley, Ruth Solomon
Joanna Bryant Projects presents a solo show by François Pont whose engravings/paintings open up spaces, interrupted by gestural accents and lines that rise, descend, dig and move away, capturing the vibrations of urban wastelands and gardens – landmarks in a vast world.
Group Show Creative Fury offers an alternative showing of works by William Kentridge (b. 1955, Johannesburg) in the context of the Hungarian Cold War artist György Kovásznai (1934-1983) and four mid-career contemporary artists: Marcelle Hanselaar, Yvonne Crossley, Kate McCrickard and Cally Shadbolt. Selected works and films are shown alongside printmaking, drawing and painting. Creative Fury brings an opportunity for more insight into the work of William Kentridge, at a time when the Whitechapel Art Gallery is staging a major show of his work in London, yet places his work in context with both an artist from the past and artists working in the present.
Curated by Joanna Bryant, this solo show presents new work by the contemporary English abstract painter, Chris Sims. Chris Sims has a growing collector’s market in the UK and his paintings are often considered to be reminiscent of the St Ives painter Peter Lanyon.
A solo show of recent drawings and sculpture by the artist Alan Franklin, in a new exhibition, SEE SAW. Curated by Joanna Bryant, this is a playful and inventive exploration of materials and processes, seeking the unfamiliar in the familiar.
The concept of the ’emerging artist’, explored beyond the initial act of emerging.
Katja Larsson, Jay Price, Josie Cockram, Nikolai Ishchuk, Cally Shadbolt, Joella Wheatley, Kostas Synodis, David Watkins, Alix Marie, Silvia Lerin
Endurance, passion and dedication are key character traits for the pursuit of an artistic career, and in the season of summer degree shows and emerging artists, we present a two-part group show of noteworthy artists who have ’emerged’, have continued a rigorous line of enquiry and are managing to establish their practices in and around London despite the challenging economic conditions.
Curated by Joanna Bryant
Visible Traces offers an alternative showing of works by Ian Stephenson (1934-2000) in the context of a select group show, including paintings by Robinson & McMahon and glass sculpture by Jayne Wilton. “Countless happenings in time present as one simultaneous expression. Emptiness filled with matter. Solids filled with space.” The Independent, 2000
Curated by Joanna Bryant
Claire Barber, Molly Blunt, Louise Bourgeois, Victoria Burge, Alan Franklin, Amy Gear, Alexander Massouras, Emma McNally, Robert Moon, David Nash, James O’Connell, Bridget Riley, Jill Sylvia, Jayne Wilton
Curated by Joanna Bryant in collaboration with Julian Page
“Rhythm and repetition are at the root of movement. They create a situation within which the most basic forms start to become visually active. By massing them and repeating them, they become more fully present. Repetition acts as a sort of amplifier for visual events which seen singly would hardly be visible. But to make these basic forms release the full visual energy within them, they have to breathe, as it were – to open and close, or to tighten up and then relax. A rhythm that’s alive has to do with changing pace and feeling how the visual speed can expand and contract – sometimes go slower and sometimes go faster. The whole thing must live.” Bridget Riley
Repetition/Variation presents fourteen contemporary artists whose work addresses ideas of repetition and variation, in both their creative process and the content of their work. In selecting the works, curators Julian Page and Joanna Bryant seek to offer a stimulating, eclectic and thoughtful approach to the show’s formal premise. Extending the theme to the thoughts raised by the outcome of the exhibition, the curators have decided to repeat, as well as vary some works over a two-week period, offering the viewer a chance to return and consider the nature of the varying dialogues.