Colour, Order, System | Sue Kennington, Richie Culver, Fiona Grady & Roland Hicks

Colour, Order, System
23rd June – 28th July 2017
Private view: Thursday 22nd June 2017, 6-9pm

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Sid Motion Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition, Colour, Order, System, which includes new paintings by Sue Kennington and Richie Culver, a window commission by Fiona Grady, and painting and sculpture by Roland Hicks.

Sue Kennington (b.1955) studied at Goldsmiths College (MFA 2002) and Chelsea (BA) 1994. She lives and works in San Giovanni d’Asso and Rome, Italy. In 1996 her work featured in NewContemporaries at the Tate Liverpool and the Camden Arts Centre, London. Since then she has gone on to exhibit regularly in both Italy and the UK. Her work is an ongoing exploration into the use of colour as language. Recent exhibitions include; ‘Sue Kennington’, Magazine dell’Arte Contemporanea, Sicily, ‘Frame Structure’ Galleria La Veronica, Modica, Sicily, ‘Glimpse’, Golborne Gallery, London and ‘Imperfect Reverse’, Camberwell Space, London. She recently completed a Visiting Artist Residency at the American Academy in Rome.

Richie Culver (b. 1979) has exhibited extensively internationally. Recent solo shows include ‘Things that never really worked out – Most things’, Protein Gallery, London (2016), ‘An untitled do’, 86 Torstrasse, Berlin (2014), ‘The Four Letter Word’, Skur 2, Stavanger, Norway (2013) and ‘Too Dark One Light’, LN-CC, London, (2012). Richie has exhibited in group shows in Lebanon, Kazakhstan, New York, Sydney, Munich and at the ‘Museum of Everything’ at Tate Modern. His exploratory and improvisational approach can be seen as an outcome of the tensions between binary cultural and social opposites — provincial vs. cosmopolitan; cash-strapped vs. affluent; art museum highs vs. street-cultural lows.

Fiona Grady (b. 1984) studied BA Fine Art at the University of Wales In Cardiff (UWIC) 2004-2007 and MA Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art (UAL) 2010- 2011. Grady has been short-listed for several printmaking prizes including Neo-print Prize, Bainbridge Open and Clifford Chance’s Survey of MA printmaking.  Her public commissions include Deptford Rail Station and Leeds Town Hall. Highlights of 2016 include Arts Council funded commissions by Gerald Moore Gallery, the Prison Drawing Project in Scarborough Old Town Prison and a solo residency at The Art House, Wakefield. Later this year she will have a solo exhibition at Ad Hoc in Germany plus participation in a collaborative drawing exhibition at Wimbledon Space and a solo exhibition for Coventry Biennial.

Roland Hicks (b.1967) studied at Winchester School of Art and the Slade School of Art. Recent shows include ‘OSB – Of Spaces Between’, Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Primary, Nottingham (solo, 2017), ‘Desktop’, ArtKapsule, London (2017), RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London (2016), ‘The Garden Of Forking Paths’, Lewisham ArtHouse, London (2016), Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring (2015/16) and ‘The Gathering Things’ Eleven Fine Art, London (solo 2013).  Alongside numerous solo and group exhibitions, his work has previously featured in The John Moores Painting Prize, the Threadneedle Art Prize and the NatWest Painting Prize.
Later this year he will curate the group exhibition ‘Humble As Hell’, at the site of the Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn in Elterwater, to be followed by a residency and solo show. At the same time as ‘Colour, Order, System’, Hicks will exhibit work at dalla Rosa Gallery, London, in the group show ‘CROSS SECTION/04’.