"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future."
PAST AND PRESENT TENSE
10-15 September 2019
Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 7pm | Sunday 12 - 4pm
Private View: Wednesday 11 September, 6 - 9 pm
The Crypt Gallery
St Pancras Parish Church | Euston Road | London NW1 2BA
Art invites us to take a fresh look at historic moments, inspires reflections on our role in the world as well as contemplations on what is yet to come.
This exhibition brings together artists working across a breadth of disciplines and materials who apply the theme of past and present tense to ideas of time and place, change and decay, nostalgia and hope.
Whether informed by personal experience, directly responding to the memories of held within the venue's ancient walls, or following more abstract concepts, the works on show provide an interpretation of the world around us, framed by the artists' imagination.
An invitation to take a break from out of control news and political realities.
Ann Hulland | Anna Bingham | Annamarie Dzendrowskyj | Bea Last | Brooke Leigh | Buffy Kimm | Clare Humphries | Clare Smith | Hanna ten Doornkaat | Helen Acklam | Jane Ponsford | Jeong Min Moon | Julie Brixey-Williams | Kristian Risgaard-Jensen | Leo Duff | Linda Simon | Lizzie Brewer | Marcia Teusink | Martina van de Gey | Rachel Pearcey | Richard Tomlin | Rob Birch | Sandra Beccarelli | Sarah Christie | Sarah E Choi | Sarah Laura Hauenstein | Tom Cartmill
In today’s world of high definition 3D imagery and a world bombarded with immediate and overloaded information, the term White Noise has developed not only from a definition of monotonous low level sounds that are continuously present, but also to signify a form of refuge- a sanctuary from the stresses of 21st Century ‘cyber-life’. The history of the term also includes references to the ‘void’, both in terms of alienation from existence and in terms of a vacuum, where rather than nothingness -human imagination fills the space – allowing an alternative option for creativity of the human mind and spirit.
The Crypt’s unique atmosphere and spaces lend itself to the idea of ‘White Noise’. An ideal environment in which to present works that question/investigate a world that is filled with omnipresent background noise, explorations of notions such as ‘seeing the unseen’, ‘zones of indiscernability’ and the ‘indeterminate’, as well as ideas surrounding the freedom of the imagination to fill the void.
Hanna ten Doornkaat
5th June - 17th June 2018
IN THE ZERO OF FORM
One Paved Court Art Space & studio
1 Paved Court, Richmond, TW9 1LZ
Mixed media artist Hanna ten Doornkaat uses the gallery space as a canvas to revisit and deconstruct Malevich’s ideas behind the Black Square in some of her works.
Her work is an exploration of the possibilities of abstract line drawings and an examination of the relationship between seeing, perception and understanding what is seen or unseen. More recently she has started to explore the interrelationship, transition and break between drawing, painting and its expansion into space and sculpture.
The repetition of lines and grids as a compositional format are a constant throughout her work and the subject of continuous renewal and reinvention.The process of the work is often secondary to the concept which questions conventional representation. Rather than isolation individual works they often become part of constructions in a space where each work relates or emerges from the other. By trying to overcome boundaries, the ‘between space’ , the work is at once drawing, painting, sculpture and installation.
Artists: Andy D’Cruz - Annamarie Dzendrowskyj- Buffy Kimm-
Hanna ten Doornkaat- Jeong-min Moon - Lizzie Brewer -
Marcia Teusink - Rachel Pearcey - Richard Tomlin - Sam Hodge -
Sandra Beccarelli - Sarah E Choi - Emma Parker - Sarah Laura Hauenstein
By Sarah Laura Hauenstein
Video by slhmedia
‘Sacred Spaces’ invites three artists to explore the concept of a space that is important, a space for mediation, contemplation and one that enables free-thinking. Taking this concept the artists involved all use the influences and aspects of a sacred space and it is realized through their medium, the works are all responses to each artists idea of a scared space.
Looking at how they work as individuals and primarily as artists’ means that the presence of their everyday processes is evident in the works, ranging from how they contemplate, make decisions, use their tools and reflect upon their practice.
Creative activity comes form the serenity of mind that allows for fluid thinking and the time to act with the chosen medium that enables the creation of their work. Being able to access a place that enables creativity, means being in a space that feels like a refuge that shuts out distractions and the omnipresent outside world. This is why writers have desks, artists have studios and sculptors have workshops, these are all important spaces where the individual can indulge in idleness and solitude for their expression.
This exhibition presents the works of Hanna ten Doornkaat, Annamarie Dzendrowskyj and Rachel Pearcey who have all explored the themes of immersion in a space to produce works, at SE9 Container Gallery they come together and invite
audiences into small spaces that in juxtaposition contain the product of and similar atmosphere to a sacred space.
Hanna ten Doornkaat
The Greeks made a great discovery. They discovered that in nature there are no perfect circles or straight lines or equal spaces. Yet...in their minds they could see them and...they were then able to make them. Hanna ten Doornkaat work is an intersection of drawing and painting to which she applies a principal of perfect imperfection, every single work comes from a space within - the subconscious – which she considers to be her sacred space, a space where the work is created and then comes to life. For the exhibition ‘Sacred Spaces’ she would like to create a body of work focusing on Plato’s idea of everything being an imperfect copy of beauty itself and thus her sacred spaces being no more than imitations of her minds archive.
Annamarie seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing’ and 'being'. She realizes the
ambiguous ‘grey area’ in her work by exploring the uncanny in fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. These moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that inspires her work, that exists between what is seen and unseen, a zone of indiscernibility.
Employing a process of creation and erasure, concealing and revealing, her images evoke the sense of a netherworld that conflates time, place, vision and memory. Exploring the tension between figuration and abstraction, this
invites the viewer to challenge their perception of time, place and space. Key to her work is the subtle but complex portrayals of light and surface that embody the ambiguous ‘grey area’.
Rachel Pearcey’s work focuses on the mark making process and the ways in which spaces are delineated
by this mode of marking with ink or stitching or plywood. The spaces that are created by mark making have equal importance to the physical practice of mark making.
Rachel’s choice of materials dictates the manner in which each mark must be created; one mark at a time. The discipline of the unyielding pen nib needing to be constantly dipped into the ink and replenished to make one small mark after another is mirrored perfectly by a needle and thread; one stitch at a time, one after another, in and out. The works shown here using plywood illustrate how this rigid discipline continues to evolve; the marks are now fused
together to create one long mark, each one distinct, different, carefully spaced and creating their own spaces.
Rachel Pearcey’s work of necessity explores the meditative quality of the process of repetition and this is an intrinsic part of the creation of her work, meaning that her work cannot be hurried, suggesting the awareness of the
present moment in each piece.
Rosie Jenkins (b. 1991, Oxford) is a UK-based artist and curator. She received her BA (Hons) in Photography from Falmouth University and has recently graduated from the Whitechapel Gallery Graduate Programme and the Sir John Cass, School of Art, Architecture and Design with an MA in Curating the Contemporary. She has gained professional experience working at Smiths Row (Bury St Edmunds), FIX Photo (London) and Lacey Contemporary (London) as well as working with the Whitechapel Gallery as a Graduate Researcher. Rosie has co-curated on exhibitions in London and Germany, ‘Concrete Matters’ at the Bank Galley (London) in 2016 and ‘The Best Bogus Botanical Garden’ at
Heliumcowboy Artspace (Hamburg) in 2017. Her practice often circles themes connected to psychogeography.
Whitenoise Projects is co-founded by Hanna ten Doornkaat, Annamarie
Dzendrowskyj whose mission is to showcase emerging and mid career artists.