Frank Dot & Brian Oval

Frank Dot & Brian Oval

Artists: Brian Griffiths and Frank Kent
Opening: Friday 13th May 2022, to coincide with the London Gallery Weekend
The exhibition will be open from 11am on Friday 13th May, with an opening reception from 6-8pm

Event: 12 noon on Saturday 14th May: Exhibition walk through with art critic, writer & curator Sacha Craddock.

Exhibition dates: 13th May – 18th June 2022

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Frank Dot & Brian Oval 

 Something about apples, oranges, grapes and pears

 Nothing to do with dials and gauges 

Everything about wooden bowls

Nothing to do with tea and biscuits

Something about the irregular sizes of crisps 

Nothing to do with bar stools  

Something about beaming eyes 

 Everything about place holders

 

A show of key AIR SIGNS photographs that feature round things, or things getting around. Frank, catch that professional standard frisbee. 

AIR SIGNS are an ongoing series of sculptural works that are presented as photographs. Frank and Brian gather materials from their studio, and occasionally, from the artists’ wider daily lives. Objects are displayed, positioned, and pressed into action within a wobbly cube. Brian, on your head. 

This approach values lightness, some chance encounters and codified conversations. It hopes to sketch something of experiencing the world through its objects, something untidy to be felt and thought. 

AIR SIGNS

Brian Griffiths and Frank Kent both studied painting, became sculptors, and just now, are making photographs. Together they make a friendly return to the flatness of the image. They met at the Royal Academy Schools in London. 

AIR SIGNS have been recently exhibited at the Van Gogh House, London (2021); Karsten Schubert Gallery, London (2020); Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2019). AIR SIGNS are in private collections in the UK, Europe, Brazil and USA. 

 

 

 

Brian Griffiths (b. 1968) lives and works in Colchester and London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Taking Sides, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2019); No No to Knock-Knocks, Blain|Southern, London (2018); BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: Image Drum, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Voyage, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo (2017); Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York (2013).  

 

Frank Kent (b. 1987) lives and works in Weymouth and Gainsborough. Previous exhibitions and commissions include: flower.gift, digital commission for Skelf (2022); Step 5, group exhibition Slum Gothic, Gainsborough (2021); Life and its most trivial particulars at Van Gogh House, London (2021); New Works at Fold Gallery, London (2017); Green backrests, commission for lecture theatre at Royal Academy Schools, London (2015); Site & Situ, a three-month residency at Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2011); and Visual Delusions, Bend In The River, Gainsborough (2011). 

 

The gallery extends thanks to Genesis Imaging for their generous support of the exhibition.