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TRANSITION COLLECTIVE

take over VIBE GALLERY!!!

Private view: 6pm Friday 6th January 2012

Join us at the private view for a night of explosive colour performance and twisted sound journeys. 10 glorious days of art to kick us into 2012.

Opening from 10am Saturday 7th January 2012 until 10pm Tuesday 17 January 2012

In the cold light of January themes of Confrontation and Transition are strong in all our hearts and heads. Transition Collective confront you with their myriad interpretations.

Con:FRONT 2012  – THIS IS A TIME OF TRANSITION

Image created by Vasilisa Forbes

raw ► bite ► face ► chase ► take it ► own it ► bring it ► lose it ► wallow ► dwell ► analyse ► move on ► forgive ► hunt ► linger ► grab ► jump ► showdown ► dare ► test ► leap ► full force ► explode ► phoenix ► hurt ► heal ► punch ► smother ► honour ► rule ► reach in ► feel ► move forward ► arrive ► grip ► elevate ► celebrate ► conquer ► shock ► impact ► confront ► transition ► raw ► bite ► face ► chase ► take it ► own it ► bring it ► lose it ► wallow ► dwell ► analyse ► move on ► forgive ► hunt ► linger ► grab ► jump ► showdown ► dare ► test ► leap ► full force ► explode ► phoenix ► hurt ► heal ► punch ► smother ► honour ► rule ► reach in ► feel ► move forward ► arrive ► grip ► elevate ► celebrate ► conquer ► shock ► impact ► confront ► transition ►►►►►

Participating artists:

► Aephie Huimi
► Andrea Rossi
► Anna Jung Seo
► Benedict Romain
► Bruno Jamaica
► Celia Arias
► International Nobody
► Jack Gobsmob
► Jessica Kilpatrick
► Lyndsay Martin
► Maria Almena
► Miguel Ivorra
► Valentina Piras
► Vasilisa Forbes
► Wei Lou

Vibe Gallery is located in the old Biscuit Factory. 5 minutes from Bermondsey tube, go right on the main road, and turn right into Drummond Road. Turn right at Clements Road. Walk through the big central gates to the back, turn left down the alleyway – the gallery is next door to the cafe and reception. Vibe Gallery will have a fully licensed bar.

Vibe Gallery
100 Clements Road
N 001 Tower Bridge Business Complex
Bermondsey
London
SE16 4DG

Transition Collective present a new installation by Benedict Romain in one of five exhibition rooms @ SEVEN at Brixton 9th December – 6th January.

Benedict Romain employs classically stylised sculpture in bold contrasting contexts to create platforms for debate.

Untitled (Grampi)
2010
Plaster, brush, canvas, emulsion

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‘Grampi’ is a moving investigation into the politics of drawing. It raises questions of the importance of each role in the process, here the drawing tool is as significant as the final canvas, and one is faced with the performative action of drawing itself.

The sculpted head holds great personal weight for the artist as a memento-mori; a portrait of his grandfather (also an artist), modeled from life just weeks before his death. The portrait remains face down on the ground, the drawing elevated onto the wall with Kant-esque reference to art history.

The object becomes both portrait and tool. The sculpted plaster bust tapers into a cone shaped ‘body’. Propped in its mouth is a paintbrush which has been dipped in thick, black ink. With each rotation the head spins, repeatedly marking the canvas. The canvas immortalizes the ephemeral drawing action. A hypnotic and powerful circle, the life cycle of the object, a history of its repetitive clockwork, alluding to our own transience. The third element is a film documenting the action from above giving the ticking of the ‘grandfather clock’.

Benedict Romain
http://www.wix.com/benedictromain/fine-art

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