Imperfect Reverse

24 November 2016 - 21 January 2017, 00:00
Cambridge campus

A square of dark grey material on a green board with one corner cut out, and protrustions of gold, silver and clear plastic

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Private View: Thursday 24 November, 5pm

Imperfect Reverse, is a group exhibition curated by Laurence Noga, in collaboration with Saturation Point, an editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK. The term ‘imperfect reverse’ intimates a move towards a structural logic, generative grammar, allowing an outside system or set of rules to drive the making of a series of works.

The exhibition brings together artists from 1960s and 70s, and a number of younger artists working with this approach today. The exhibition will aim to discuss a level of technical virtuosity combined with individual systematic operation. The discussion will be widened further, through an historical and contemporary analysis, and recognition of underlying devices and relationships.

Artists include: Dominic Beattie, Andrew Bick, Katrina Blannin, Jane Bustin, Richard Caldicott, Simon Callery, Colin Cina, Nathan Cohen, Chris Daniels Natalie Dower, Tim Ellis, Julia Farrer, Sue Kennington, Sharon Hall, Andrew Harrison, Hanz Hancock, Michael Kidner, Sylvia Lerin, Patrick Morrissey, Marta Marce, Ian Monroe, Laurence Noga, David Oates, Andrew Parkinson, Jonathan Parsons, Charley Peters, Carol Robertson, Wendy Smith, Dan Sturgis, Trevor Sutton, Kate Terry, Estelle Thompson, Finbar Ward.

The artists exhibiting in Imperfect Reverse maximise technical virtuosity with a systematic approach towards materiality. Often using symmetry or asymmetry, the structural relationships, resonance of colour, and logic are key to a synthesis of experience.

This exhibition was first shown at Camberwell Space Projects, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 18 October–18 November 2016.

Event Details

24 November 2016 - 21 January 2017, 00:00
Cambridge campus