ALEX BALL | GORDON CHEUNG | BEN COVE | CHRISTOPHER HANLON THOMAS HUTTON | CHRIS PAGE | MARTINE POPPE | LUKE RUDOLF
THE PICKLE FACTORY, THE OVAL, HACKNEY E2 9DT
30 SEPTEMBER - 10 OCTOBER 2014
OPEN SUN-MON, 11AM-6PM
Screen Space is a group exhibition, co-curated with Alex Ball, which explores the connection between digital screen technologies and changes in the representation of surface and volume in contemporary painting. Taking its cue from two manifestations of the screen, that of the digital monitor or interface and the dividing concertina used in room interiors, the notion of surface is considered in terms of both display and partition. Screen Space investigates how the processual logic of painting often reflects the pictorial language and mode of image distribution of its times, in this case the logic of the computer screen, with its multiple and simultaneous windows and frames, and its effects of transparency, fades, blushes, modulated gesture and conflicting passages of depth. The tension between depth, flatness and texture makes painting’s relationship with these notions of the screen so generative.
'Screen Space' is the Art Licks Weekend festival's East London Hub. In its second year, the festival showcases the work of pioneering young artists, curators, galleries and project spaces in East and South London, held between 3-5 October.