twelve by six
For six weeks the De La Warr Pavilion will showcase the work of twelve local artists at this pop-up project space in Bexhill town centre.
Representing a wide range of professional art practice, the project is a rolling sequence of week-long exhibitions, which will include painting, installation, print-making, sculpture and photography.
All of the participating artists are active members of the Pavilion’s Artist Critique Group which provides a context within which artists who live locally to the Pavilion, and those from outside the region, may present and discuss their work.
More details on the Artist Critique Group can be found here.
This weeks artists are:
I am primarily interested in the intersection between drawing and technology, and enjoy an experimental and at times playful approach to my work.
Much of my current work has been inspired by journeys I have made; the possibility of adventure, revisiting memories and the intangibility of a passing world. I have created drawings on my mobile phone from the train window, collected tokens of and from visits, made sound recordings, video and animation. I'm also interested in the language of technology, exploring the code which supports and enables our digital lifestyle. This can take the form of exposing code which defines an digital image or perhaps playing with contextual layering, decoding and recoding the work. I aim to make interesting works.
Chelsea School of Art - (M.A.) Fine Art1975-1978
Brighton Polytechnic - (B.A.) Fine Art1973-1974
Canterbury College - Foundation
Solo Shows 2013 - Oceanic - Westminster Ref Library,London
2009 - small paintings - Weekend Gallery,Hastings
2008 - new paintings - Cloisters Chambers Middle Temple,London
2006 - sea paintings - The Place,Camber Sands
2005 - cave painting - Rock-a-nore Gallery,Hastings
2004 - sea paintings - The Place,Camber Sands
2003 - swim - Laserhouse Gallery,St. Leonards
2001 - sea paintings - Conquest Hospital,Hastings
2000 - way out west - Electro Gallery,St. Leonards
1990 - recent paintings - Diorama Gallery,Regent’s Park
1989 - paintings from Seville - Line Art,London
1987 - drawings from Seville - Everyman Cinema,London
2012 - Towner Open - The Towner Gallery,Eastbourne
2010 - Colour pinhole photographs - The garage Coast guard cottages,Fairlight
2008 - Brighton Photo Biennale - Fringe Saltdean Lido,Saltdean
2007 - coast - Independent Photographers Gallery,Battle
2006 - sea studies - Serena Hall Gallery,Southwold
2005 - coast - Conquest Hospital,Hastings
2005 - small paintings - Brewery Arts,Cirencester
2005 - sea voices - Hastings Museum,Hastings
2002 - art in romney marsh - St Dunstans,Snargate
2002 - experimental spaces - Hastings Museum,Hastings
2001 - coastal currents - Rye Harbour Church,Rye
2001 - newly renewed - Beatrice Royal Gallery,Southampton
2000 - staring out to sea - Alan Baxter Associates,London
2000 - seascapes - White Gallery,Hove
1999 - 2 artists - Clatton Gallery,Newcastle
1998 - territory - Phoenix Gallery,Brighton
1997 - watercolours - Sassoon Gallery,Folkestone
1996 - 5 artists from hastings - Newlyn Gallery,Cornwall
1995 - artists in spain - Stormont Gallery,Rye
1995 - driven to distraction - Stormont Gallery,Rye
1995 - george street studio artists - Star Gallery,Lewes
1994 - opening show - Collier Bristow Gallery,London
2000 - Direct Support Grant - South East Arts
2002 - Project Development Grant - South East Arts
Bain Capitol - Turners, London - The Place - Art in Hospitals - Roost
Statement of work
Pier is part of my ongoing project to record iconic landmarks along the south coast from a swimmer’s perspective. As a painter of the sea I am constantly researching new ways of looking at my subject matter. This involves me swimming with an under water video camera low in the water so that the three elements, sea, land and sky are recorded in the frame. I am interested in how they interact when sea water is distorting them. Buildings and structures appear to float unanchored as the camera lens moves from just below the surface of the sea to deeper depths, shifting in and out of focus, creating abstractions.
The pier in it’s derelict state has a beauty and transparency which enables the lens to capture the layers sea, pier and sky, filmed in one take late afternoon in April 2012 with the natural light at it’s most intense.
Projecting on a large scale creates a feeling of immersion, inducing a hypnotic and unsettling experience. The use of the pier structure breaks up the horizon line that I’ve painted and filmed for the last ten years and introduces a warmer colour set and more visual density to my work.
Previous films include Beachy Head, Dungeness and Margate.
Jim works across a variety of media including installation, video, photography and performance. Many of his projects have been informed by over twenty five years of arboriculture experience. Since 1996 he has collaborated with movement artists alongside performances at The Place; Sadler's Wells Mosaics and festivals in Sydney and Melbourne. He has a BA First Class Hons in Photography (1998). In 2002 and 2003 he was awarded The Chisenhale Dance Research award for video installation. In 2005 he completed a one year residency at The Florence Trust in London. He has exhibited in the UK, Germany, Greece and Turkey and more recently in Cairo, Egypt.
Visitors so far have commented :
Beautiful paintings and photographs.
Very good use of space – loved the Downs paintings – very relaxing photos very interesting subject.
Excellent use of premises and a brilliant possibility for future local art. Hoorah for the Pavilion!
What an excellent idea to start off an art gallery in Bexhill. Good luck.
Very good luck – great thing to have in the centre of Bexhill.
Great idea, look forward to the next 6 weeks.
Wonderful stuff on the “high street”.
Brilliant to have space to show your work. Long may it continue.
Wonderful to see an interesting display of local work. Look for ward to the next few weeks!
What a wonderful idea it will promote Bexhill as an interesting town to visit – lovely paintings today, looking forward to the next few weeks.
Good luck with the gallery I hope it continues, looking forward to the rest of the current run.
Good to see some art ‘on the streets’ – long may it continue.
This project has been made possible through the kind support of Hilary Randall (Silver Nutmeg), Patrick Stappleton (Redwell Estates) and Kim Christmas (RDC).
Posted on Monday, 03 December 2012