Presentation

"My work centres around the relationship between drawing and sculpture and the sculptural re-framing of images. Working with images of the landscape, I consider how we look at these images, and how they been shaped by various traditions of depiction and brought into our lives.

Working from found photographic images, I create drawings that draw on a range of references from across the history of print culture, and then recast these drawings as elements within sculptural arrangements and compositions.

Through these combinations and arrangements, I attempt to bridge the narratives that we construct around images with the narratives between the materials and relationships that are used in their display.

I am interested in the possibilities of the space being both an extension of the works themselves but also an environment that is designed especially for them. The painted strips on the walls take their composition from cues in the geometries of the works.  I am attempting to suggest an environment that at once amplifies elements of the works but is also a kind abstracted domestic space, part interior of a modernist painting, part space to live in."

 

Gary Colclough

Biography

Born in 1977 in Exeter, UK. Lives and works in London.


EDUCATION

2008-2009
- MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London, England

1996-1999
- BA Hons Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London, England

 


SOLO SHOWS

2017
- La Galerie Particulière, Paris

2015                         
- Material Symmetry, William Benington Gallery, London, England

2014                         
- Other Worldly, dalla Rosa Gallery, London, England

2011                          
- Anderswo, Smallspace Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2009                         
- Glimpsed, 24Seven, Gooden Gallery, London, England                    
- Crossing, Basement 43, London, England

 


TWO PERSONS EXHIBITIONS

2011                         
- Encounter (with Hannah Brown), Gallery Primo Alonso, London, England

2010                         
- On Becoming a Gallery, Part Two (with Frances Richardson), Angus-Hughes Gallery, curated by Fieldgate Gallery, London, England
- two sides of the same plain (with Amy Stephens), Stour Space, London, England

 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016                          
- Various Species, curated by Graham Crowley and John Stark, Greystone Industries, Suffolk, England
- Abt Forms, Art Seen, Cyprus
- The Arborealists, St. Barbe Museum, Hampshire, England

2015                          
- Contemporary Drawing from Britain, Xi‘an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi‘an, China
- Perfectionism (part II), Griffin Gallery, London, England
- Anthology, Charlie Smith, London, England
- Multiplicities, Art Seen, Cyprus
- Carta, dalla Rosa Gallery, London, England

2014                          
- Arboretum, RWA, Bristol, England
- Beguile the Night, Dark Matter Studio, London, England

2013                          
- Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, England
- The Fine Line, Identity Gallery, Hong Kong
- Works on Paper, PayneShurvell at Collective Gallery, London, England
- The Structure of Things, dalla Rosa Gallery, London, England
- At the Edges, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, England

2012                         
- Earth Works, P.P.O.W., New York, USA
- Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
- Nature, Vegas, London, England
- There Was a Country Where They Were All Thieves, curated by Natasha Ginwala, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011                          
- Escape, Sumarria Lunn, London, England
- Collection n°1, Interior and the Collectors, Lyon
- Pulp Fictions, Transition Gallery, London, England
- Wolfson Syndrome, The Modern Language Experiment, London, England
- Creekside Open, selected by Phyllida Barlow, A.P.T. Gallery, London, England
- In Arcadia, IMT Gallery, London, England

2010                          
- Tomorrow People, Elevator Gallery, London, England
- God is in the Details, Primo Alonso, London, England

2009                          
- Sehnsucht, Transition Gallery at JTG Project 09, London, England
- Artsway Open 09, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire, England
- Arctic Fox, Vulpes, London, England

2008                          
- Pandamonium (Powerball Event), The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

2007                          
- The Joy, Nettie Horn, London, England

2006                          
- Monstrous Tales, A.P.T. Gallery, London, England

2005                          
- Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales



PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

2016                         
- I Don't Like Art, essays and interviews by Graham Crowley
- The Arborealists: The Art of the Tree, publication by Samson and Company
- Contemporary Drawing from Britain, exhibition catalogue

2014                         
- Other Worldly, essay by Natasha Ginwala, exhibition catalogue
- Traction Magazine, interview with Susie Pentelow

2013                         
- "Landscapes that Pass Over in Silence", text by James Payne, The Huffington Post
- At the Edges, essay by Graham Crowley, exhibition catalogue
- At the Edges, review, a-n Interface by Sharon Mangion                
- Jerwood Drawing Prize, exhibition catalogue

2011                         
- What is an Art Book?, published by The Modern Language Experiment, London
- Wolfson Syndrome, exhibition catalogue, The Modern Language Experiment, London

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