Not Dream of Islands

29 September – 20 October 2018.

‘Dawn came back and they were still in cities;
No marvellous creature rose up from the water…
Some waving pilgrims were describing islands.
“The gods,” they promised, “visit us from islands,
Are stalking head-up, lovely through the cities;
Now is the time …
to sail with them across the lime-green water….”
So many, doubtful, perished in the mountains
Climbing up crags to get a view of islands;
…Ah, water
Would gush, flush, green these mountains and these valleys,
And we rebuild our cities, not dream of islands.’
(W H Auden, May 1933)

Tom Benson
John Chilver
Jonathan Clark
Neil Gall
Paul Gaudet
Deme Georghiou
Jeremy Glogan
Sigrid Holmwood
Sally Kindberg
Mariana Mauricio
Caroline McCarthy
Damien Meade
Paul Morrison
Selma Parlour
Daniel Pettitt
Michael Stubbs
Mari Sunna
Neil Zakiewicz

Not Dream of Islands is an exhibition of paintings with and without rhyme,
curated by John Chilver and Daniel Pettitt.

OPENING 26 September 2018, 6-8pm


Michael Stubbs, Fresh Go Shift, 2015, household paint, tinted floor varnish on MDF
62 x 62 cm
Neil Gall, Cut-Out, 2015, oil on gesso panel, 52 x 36 cm
Jeremy Glogan, Corbyn #2, 2018, acrylic on Medite Ecologique MDF panel, 40.5 x 53 cm

Sigrid Holmwood, Aliaga Pigment, 2016, aliaga, green earth, caput mortuum, madder, Mayan blue made from woad in egg tempera on linen, 41.3 x 30 x 5.2 cm. Cochineal Pigment, 2016, cochineal, Mayan blue made from woad, madder, alisha, raw umber, in egg tempura on linen, 41.3 x 30 x 5.2 cm (courtesy of Annely Fine Art, London)
John Chilver, Richard Norris Teaching the Remedial Class in Political Economy and Sound Workshop, 2018, oil on canvas
30.5 x 24.4 cm
Jonathan Clark, Young Girl Managing Her Finances, 2018, acrylic on panel, 29.7 x 21 cm
Caroline McCarthy, Tourist, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Tom Benson, Reference, 2005, pigment and cellulose binder on aluminium panel, 46 x 33 x 1.8 cm

Maria Sunna, Untitled, 2016, oil on MDF panel , 30 x 30 cm
Daniel Pettitt, Crop Rotation XXXI, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

Sally Kindberg, Dream Team, 2018, oil on canvas, 55 x 45 cm

Neil Zakiewicz, Shotgun in the Sky, 2018, cellulose paint on ribbed MDF panel, approx 80 x 65 cm
Mariana Maurico, Napkin, 2018, oil on linen napkin, 28 x 21 cm

Jonathan Clark, Rubbing the Scenery, 2016, acrylic on panel, 34 x 21 cm

Damien Meade, Untitled, 2018, oil on linen, 44 x 35.5 cm

Tom Benson, Oxide Red 1, 2017, paint, aluminium components, steel pins, aluminium panel, 50 x 35 x 2 cm

Deme Georghiou, Vertical Forms, 2018, oil canvas, staples on panel, 60.7 x 46 x 52 cm
Selma Parlour, Cloud III, 201, oil on linen, 86.5 x 61 cm (courtesy Pi Artworks, London)

Paul Gaudet, Wasting Away (the Studio), 2018, oil and pastel on canvas, 60.5 x 77.2 cm


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