Opening Reception 6.30 – 9.00PM THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
For Robin Footitt’s second exhibition at the gallery he has taken the idea of the ‘Open Window’. A computer term used to describe the current activity on screen. He uses this metaphor to emphasise the constraint of the single viewpoint and the screen as an equally confining frame.
By referring to the computer window, the works in this show will reference the familiar language of the screen, the tablet and smart phone. This new language of viewing images that has become so widespread, has become almost too familiar: so familiar that its limitations are forgotten. We swipe, we enlarge, we delete, we, gesture, we touch, we copy and we paste…we edit. This is a new language in our lives, a new gesture and a new form of mark making. These new gestures carried out on screen impact on his hidden process of making art.
As well as exhibiting his solo show Robin will also be curating THE TOAST, an exhibition of his contemporaries.
Appau Jnr Boake Yiadom – George Little – Eugene Macki – Stewart Cliff – Sarah Poots – David Edwards – Simon Mathers