OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY
PAST AND PRESENT
CURATED BY SUE COHEN
The first opening show for OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY will be Past and Present showcasing an exciting group exhibition.
Opening 15th June, 6-9.30pm + afterparty
Exhibition continues to the 15th July.
PAST: HISTORY/PRECEDENT/ANCIENT TIMES/EARLIER PERIOD.
PAST AND PRESENT 2012 explores the celebration of freedom, where judgment is not judgmental. It explores a new direction away from the everyday bombardment of the mundane. Using the dictionary definition of PAST AND PRESENT and using Egg’s 1858 interpretation artists have been invited to make work that explores our endurance fortitude and resilience for our existence.
In the painting Past and Present, No. 3 1858 by Augustus Leopold Egg 1816-1863set under the Adelphi arches, by the River Thames. . The woman shelters a young child, the result of her affair. The posters behind her advertise two plays – Victims and The Cure for Love – and ‘Pleasure excursions to Paris’. These are ironic comments on her situation. This is a social moralist series of paintings but it is left to the viewer to decide whether the woman is to be pitied or condemned. The Art Journal described them as ‘the lowest of all the profound deeps of human abandonment in this metropolis’
Shona Davis and Dave Monaghan Andy Wicks, Mark Bell, Leanne Bell
Gonczarow, Ian Gonczarow, Jonathan Alibone, Alexander Small, Marianne Walker, Bea Denton, Patrick Stpaul, Jessica Piddock, Owen Bowden, Maslen and Mehra, Greg Rook, Alessando Columbano and Sophie Hamer, Annabel Tilley, Raimi Gbadamosi, Sara Bevan, Barbara Dean and Sue Cohen.
Opening Events: Sound Artists: Thomas Cohen(S.C.U.M) Performance Barbara Dean. Fabulous fantasy cakes supplied by Kitsch in Sync.
OCCUPY MY TIME was founded in 2006 by Sue Cohen an artist, curator and educator. This will be the first permanent Gallery space for OCCUPY MY TIME which has been presenting exciting and intriguing visual arts events in interesting spaces. These spaces were often outside the traditional gallery space and interacted directly with the audience through its choice of fascinating environments.
OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY Enclave Unit 9 Resolution Way Deptford SE8 4NT
OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY is part of Last Fridays, SLAM, South London Art Tours.
Please go to www.occupymytime.co.uk for details of all previous OCCUPY MY TIME events.
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OCCUPY MY TIME will share this unique building with Enclave.