Caroline Molloy reviews Dafna Talmor’s solo exhibition ‘Straight Lines are a Human Invention’ at Sid Motion Gallery for Photomonitor. Read in full here.
ABIGAIL HUNT | 2020 PHOTO LONDON CAMPAIGN
After Abigail exhibited new works with the gallery at this years Fair which were made from previous edition of the Photo London catalogue – the Fair has selected Abigail to create a new work that responds to the 2018 catalogue, bringing together the past and future of their editions.
Abigail’s artistic practice and sculptural approach to creating photographic collages is based on found objects and images, which through investigation, deconstruction and play transform from the readymade into delicate constructions. It is this exploration of the photographic media that Photo London is encouraging through the commission, and are spotlighting with this selection.
Sid Motion Gallery will exhibit at Photo London 2020, where new work for Abigail’s will on view.
It is a pleasure to be participating, for the first time, in Sunday Art Fair this October with an ambitious solo booth of new work by Morgan Wills. Sunday Art Fair has championed emerging art and the galleries that support artists at the early stages in their careers for the last 10 years. Sunday Art Fair is a short walk from Frieze Art Fair – which happens at the same time – and is held at Ambika P3, Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS • The Fair is free on public days.
South Bermondsey Art Trail
Friday 30th & Saturday 31st August 2019
The South Bermondsey Art Trail is a 2 day event of open studios, exhibitions, screenings, performances, parties and events celebrating the artists based in South Bermondsey.
Organised by Sid Motion Gallery and Charlie Billingham, the Trail showcases the brilliant creatives working in the area, allowing you to see artists’ work in the environments it is made.
All artists, unless stated, will open their studios on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August, 12-6pm.
Friday 30th August
5pm: Performance by Gianna T.
6-8pm: Drinks hosted at Sid Motion Gallery. Generously sponsored by El Rayo Tequila. All welcome!
6-9pm: Private View of Georgia Lucas-Going: MISSES EVERYTHING at Jupiter Woods
Saturday 31st August
3-4pm: Deme Georghiou in conversation with curator Grant Watson at Drawing Room
4pm: Screening by Tom Burke. Drinks served with introduction by the artist
7-11pm: HER-PEE’s Presents: T’s & C’s APPLY at DIY Space for London (see ticket link below)
Sid Motion Gallery
*Friday 30th August 5-6pm only
Than Hussein Clark
Benjamin Edwin Slinger
*Performance on Friday 30th August, 5pm (Approx. 30 minutes)
Ivo Carew Architects
DIY Space for London
Saturday 31st August at 7pm – 11pm
HER-PEE’s Presents: T’s & C’s APPLY: An evening of live art that deals with the theme of Terms and Conditions
*Saturday 31st August 12-6pm only
*Private View: Georgia Lucas-Going: MISSES EVERYTHING. Friday 30 August, 6-9pm
Screening: From Here We Go Extreme, shown on a loop Friday 30th & Saturday 31st 12-6pm
Drinks served and introduction by the artist on Saturday 31st at 4pm
Revolv Collective Exhibition
For refreshments: Juno Cafe
Unit D, Industrial Estate, Juno Way, SE14 5RW
*7 minute walk
Deme Georghiou Open Studio Weekend
Artist in conversation: Saturday 31st August, 3-4pm
*10 minutes on the bus or 45 minute walk
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
*Next exhibition opening 29th September
*7 minutes on the bus or 18 minute walk
South London Gallery
*30 minute walk
The gallery is thrilled to announce that two photographs from the Constructed Landscapes series by Dafna Talmor are now included in the permanent photography collection of the V&A Museum. For more information please visit the V&A catalogue online here or visit the museum Prints and Drawings Study Room, where you can view handling print versions of the work.
Dafna Talmor will show new work with the gallery in a solo exhibition in September and will exhibit works from her ‘My London’ series at Photo London in May.
Moving the Image: photography and its actions
Curated by Duncan Wooldridge
Private View: 18 April 2019, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: 23 April – 1 June 2019
Exhibition open: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 12pm-4pm
Peckham 24/Photo London Late Opening: Friday 17th May, 10am-8pm
Moving The Image proposes that the contemporary conditions of photography might be best understood through an expanded conception of its actions, gestures and performativities. The conventional still/moving dialectic that focuses upon what is within and not around the image, which shapes many conventional discourses of the photographic, belies a multitude of industrial and social functions which constitute a wider ‘photographic universe’, including processes of production, interventions and mediations, and formal and informal channels of distribution.
The exhibition proposes that photographic images are not at all static, but are instead shaped and altered through a multitude of processes and encounters, becoming, performative and playful. Exhibiting the work of contemporary artists experimenting with the photograph’s forms and manifestations, the exhibition explores how the photographic image comes about through a creative tussle between the human and the machinic: doing so, it proposes a photography beyond the romantic language of the photographer’s eye, or the doubtful neutrality the document. In its place, photography emerges as a complex, contradictory and challenging object, acting with us and upon us.
Artists in the exhibition include: Lou Cantor, Liz Deschenes, Discipula, David Horvitz, Steff Jamieson, Kensuke Koike, Taisuke Koyama, Louise Lawler, John MacLean, Sarah Pickering, Salvo, Dayanita Singh, Clare Strand, Dafna Talmor, Edouard Taufenbach and Corinne Vionnet. The exhibition will include a special new iteration of Sarah Pickering’s Reverse Pickpocket and Pickpocket Workshop, originally commissioned for Manifesta 11, Zurich, in 2016.
The exhibition is accompanied by a teaching symposium on 17 April 2019 at Camberwell College of Arts which will explore current and future practices in teaching and learning in fine art photography. The day will include keynote presentations by Duncan Wooldridge (curator of the exhibition, and Camberwell BA Fine Art Photography Course Leader) and writer and curator Emma Lewis (Tate), alongside a variety of short workshops. Booking is available on the UAL website.
Camberwell Space Camberwell College of Arts Peckham Road
Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
General enquiries: 020 7514 6301
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On the evening of 14th March 2019, Sid Motion Gallery opened in its new gallery space in South Bermondsey. Here the gallery will continue with its ambitious programme of exhibitions and events. For the inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space Sid Motion is pleased to present a two-person show of new works by Sue Kennington and Fleur Simon, which is on view until 13th April.
Join us on Wednesday 30th January, 6-8pm, to celebrate our expansion and the last exhibition in the Kings Cross gallery.
Sid Motion Gallery is entering an exciting new chapter. After a successful two and a half years in Kings Cross, we are moving to a new, larger space with a fresh and ambitious programme, including a number of off-site projects and art fairs as well as a continuation of its strong exhibitions and events. The gallery is also delighted to announce a roster of represented artists for the first time.
Following the success of Sid Motion Gallery in Kings Cross, in March 2019 we will relaunch in a larger exhibition space in South Bermondsey. The new location is situated at the centre of a community of galleries and practising artists, allowing interesting collaborations and developments, while the gallery continues to extend its reputation for curating an exhibition programme that supports and promotes a range of fresh, vibrant artists working in different media.
It is an honour to announce the gallery’s first represented artists: Vincent Hawkins, Dafna Talmor and Morgan Wills.
The new space will open with a two-person exhibition by Sue Kennington and Fleur Simon, and the gallery will be taking part in Photo London in May 2019. More art fairs and external projects are planned for the end of the year. A public programme of talks and events will continue to run alongside each exhibition, allowing the artists to discuss their work and to introduce a forum for conversation, education and development.
Sid Motion Gallery
24a Penarth Centre
‘Holding One’s Breath’, on view until 7 December 2018, is included in AnOther Magazine’s round up of exhibitions to catch before the year is out.
Hong Kong artist Yin Yi Fung creates sculptures from materials like brick, metal, clay and ice, with the intention that they eventually self-destruct naturally by melting, rusting or eroding. These ephemeral, pastel-hued pieces sit alongside visceral paintings by Rikki Turner in Sid Motion Gallery’s current exhibition; both artists make use of the organic in their work and explore how art can exist in urban landscapes. While you’re there, don’t miss the gallery’s new Drawing Room too: a space with forest green walls on which hangs new work by artists who have previously exhibited at Sid Motion.
Maisie Skidmore, Digital Editor at AnOther Magazine interviews Hannah Hughes about her new works in the current exhibition, ‘A Romance of Many Dimensions’ at Sid Motion Gallery. Read in full here
The gallery is delighted that Nathan Eastwood’s solo exhibition at Sid Motion Gallery is featured in ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’, published in September 2018.
The publication includes paintings of 40 British contemporary artists discussed through 40 national and international solo exhibitions.
For more information on the publication, please click here
‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ considers and celebrates the work of forty artists whose practices have been defining Britain’s contribution to current painting on the national and international stage. The anthology documents forty solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries, as well as in commercial, independent and artist-led spaces, both in Britain and abroad, during 2017. The publication presents around 160 images, including installation views from many of these exhibitions.
“Now two years old, Sid Motion Gallery has become a hub to find new talent – from absurd portraits of millennial life to lensing the dark side of the American dream, Claire Marie Healy delves into some of the most exciting names to know now”
The gallery is delighted to have 4 artists featured in the Summer issue of KX Quarterly, which was a supplement of The Sunday Times on 1st July 2018.
In celebration of the two new series by Jo Dennis exhibited by Sid Motion Gallery at Photo London 2018, please read in full here an exploration of Jo’s practice and these new works. Written by Liz Jobey in the FT Magazine, 18th May 2018.
Read in full AnOther Magazine’s brilliant interview with Jennifer Louise Martin here.
Jennifer’s work is currently on view at the gallery in the group show ‘Imagined Characters’ alongside works by Charis Entwisle, Pat O’Connor and Daniel Wheeler until 14th April 2018.
The below C-type print, individually hand finished with paint, will be made available exclusively for the Fair in an edition of 25. To reserve an edition, contact the gallery.
Sharing its title with the current exhibition ‘Play on Repeat’ is a series of podcasts, in collaboration with dateagleart, that interviews the artists in the exhibition; Louis Caulfield, Morgan Wills and Alice Irwin.
All three interviews are now available to listen to on iTunes: https://goo.gl/mkxVxZ
Sid was delighted to be included in EXIT Magazine for the Adidas Originals ‘Creatives’ feature.
Latest issue of EXIT Magazine OUT NOW
Photos by Ben Parks
Words by Allyson Shiffman
Sid Motion, Gallery Owner
Though her eponymous gallery has been open but a moment in art world years (since last June, to be exact), Sid Motion is already garnering unfettered praise as a gallerist. Makes sense, given that she’s long been known as one of London’s young curators to watch. Located in an old betting shop in King’s Cross, Sid Motion Gallery’s success is, of course, a testament to Motion’s talents. Still, she remains characteristically humble. “There seems to be real excitement for the artists I am working with and it is so great to be part of their development,” she says
View full Creatives feature here
Great to have our current exhibition ‘Turns on The Tarmac’ featured as one of AnOther Magazines’ Brilliant Things To Do in September. Words by Belle Hutton.
Read in full Arteviste’s review of our recent exhibit Colour, Order, System here. Words by Oliver Morris Jones.
In the lead up to the opening of ‘Colour, Order, System’ at the gallery, Holly Black visited Roland Hicks – one of the 4 artists in the exhibition – in his studio for Elephant Magazine.
Read in full here: https://elephantmag.com/studio-visit-roland-hicks/
“I guess I’m trying to have my cake and eat it; I’m being two types of artist at once.” Roland Hicks creates his own unique blend of photorealism with unnerving reproductions of mundane objects and industrial materials.
Photographs © Tim Smyth.
Watch here the film of the first year of Sid Motion Gallery in pictures: One year of SMG
Read in full One Art Citizen’s review of the current exhibition, Inner Landscapes:
Inner Landscapes runs until 2nd June.
The piece explores some of the themes that run through the show and inform each artists work.
Inner Landscapes runs from 27th April- 2nd June 2017.
Read AnOther magazine’s interview with Sid Motion, on the current exhibition “Inner Landscapes”. The feature explores each artist’s practice and how they produced the work appearing in the show, which runs from the 27th April- 2nd June 2017.
British artist Jo Dennis, whose solo show ‘Matter out of Place’ was on view at Sid Motion Gallery from 19 January – 24 February 2017, spoke in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia and Sid Motion on 8th February 2017, at the gallery.
Jo Dennis (b 1973, UK) graduated from a BA in Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Theory from Goldsmiths College, London in 2002.
Dennis has exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include Cropped Up at AMP Gallery, UK; Acca Atelier at Galfa 20, Italy; Working from Home at AMP Gallery (for Artlicks Weekend), UK; and a solo booth at The Others Art Fair, Truman Brewery, UK. Dennis’ work has been included extensively in group exhibitions including at the ICA and The Royal Academy of Arts, in London.
Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian, consultant and curator who specialises in photography and moving image. Rodrigo is interested in photography as an expanding field, exploring its connections with film, sculpture, text, sound and localised performance in his many projects, exhibitions and publications.
The conversation was moderated by gallerist Sid Motion.
Nathan Eastwood’s paintings come across as snapshots of everyday life in England, because that is exactly how they came to fruition: Eastwood would take photos on a phone and work from these images to create his atmospheric paintings. Scenes in launderettes, a queue at a food bank and a man glancing at a ticket before walking through a doorway all make for remarkable subject matter, many crafted in monochrome and all with immense detail, and viewing that feels at once inclusive and voyeuristic. Sid Motion Gallery is still a young venture, in an area of London undergoing exciting regeneration, rendering Eastwood’s observations of English life especially prescient.
Read all other recommendations in full here: http://www.anothermag.com/design-living/9591/brilliant-things-to-do-in-march
In advance of next weeks opening of Nathan Eastwood’s solo show ‘My England’ – the gallery is delighted to see that FAD Magazine have chosen Eastwood as their ‘Young Artist to Watch’.
Please come to the opening of Eastwood’s show at 6-9pm on 2 March 2017. The exhibition will run until 8 April 2017.
Read the full article here:
Jo Dennis, whose solo show is on view at the gallery from 19 January – 24 February 2017, will speak in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia, an art historian and curator specialising in photography and the moving image, and Sid Motion on Wednesday 8th February at 7pm.
To reserve a place please RSVP to email@example.com
Paul Housley, who’s current exhibition Factory to Palace is on view at Sid Motion Gallery (until 23rd December 2016), spoke in conversation with the author, Columnist at the Financial Times and Editor at large, The Art Newspaper Melanie Gerlis last night. Thank you to all those who joined us for their engaging discussion. It was a wonderful chance to hear Paul speak first hand about his new works in the exhibition.
Read in full here: http://www.camdenreview.com/paul-housley-factory-to-factory
“Only 4 months ago the artistic manager of Photo London, Sid Motion, opened her eponymous gallery in a former betting shop near King’s Cross focused on modern art and photography. However, the place has become a key destination in the contemporary art scene in the capital. The director, of only 28 years old, wants to create a space to show what interests the real artists and make visitors questions asked and discussed. Until November 5th you can attend the show Francesca Longhini and Michelle Conway, where they explore the issue of existence and contemporary life in urban spaces through painting, sculpture and photography.”
Read AnOther magazine’s ‘Beginner’s Guide to Opening an Art Gallery’, an interview with Sid Motion on how she set up her new gallery, as well as a step by step guide for those thinking of doing the same:
“From the Shoreditch newcomer to the Soho institution, Clara Dorrington picks London’s coolest galleries…”
Thank you very much to the ES Magazine for listing the gallery as one of ‘London’s coolest galleries’ in this years Art Issue! The gallery is in very good company.
Read full selection here: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/londons-coolest-art-galleries-a3361711.html
The currently exhibiting artist, Morgan Wills, spoke in conversation with the writer and curator Sacha Craddock at the gallery on Wednesday 7th September. Their conversation explored Wills’ work in more depth, touching upon his references and influences.
Morgan Wills and the writer and curator Sacha Craddock will speak in-coversation on Wednesday 7th September | 6.30pm – 9pm
Morgan Wills is currently exhibiting his first solo show, 12 Conversations, at Sid Motion Gallery. Morgan will speak in conversation with the independent art critic, writer and curator Sacha Craddock on the 7th September, from 6.30pm. The talk will start at 7pm.
Sacha Craddock has been Chair of the Board of New Contemporaries and the selection process since 1996, she has been familiar with Wills’ work since he was selected to exhibit at New Contemporaries in 2015. The conversation at the gallery will explore being a young artist showing in a commercial gallery for the first time, and how the work has progressed in the early years of Wills’ practice.
Morgan Wills (born 1992) studied Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating in 2014. His previous exhibitions include ‘Sorry About Last Night’, at The Washington, Sheffield; ‘Versions’, at Benevolent Association of Excellent Solutions, London; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2015, at ICA, London and Backlit Gallery, Nottingham; MK Open, at MK gallery, Milton Keynes, and ‘Assembly’ at Triangle Gallery, London. Wills was shortlisted in 2014 for the HIX Award, shown at CnB Gallery, London.
For more information on Marguerite, please visit: www.margueritelondon.com
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Unique varnished Inkjet prints of Damien Meade’s, who is exhibiting new paintings in What’s it going to be?, are available here from the Whitechapel Gallery
Untitled (WG2), 2015
£350 / £315 for Whitechapel members
Sophie Mackfall will exhibit her works Spread Legs, 2015 and Verge, 2015 at the New Contemporaries exhibition this summer.
New works from this series will be included in What’s it going to be?
New Contemporaries touring exhibition: BNC 2016, Bluecoat, Liverpool 9 July – 16 October 2016