Neil Gall, Martin Gayford, Nicky Hirst, Max Mason, Lee Maelzer, Zoë Mendelson
Dates 25.09.20 – 25.10.20
Times Friday – Sunday 12-6pm & by appt.
appleandhat.com selects for Coleman Project Space
Coleman Project Space is pleased to reopen with Real Time, a group exhibition of works observed from life by artists who employ a range of strategies to tweak the view. In this odd moment, the realities they speak of appear to embody a similar sense of shift, between perfunctory and less definable states of play. While some works propose a pictorial means of escape, others alert us to the curious and overlooked details of ordinary life revealed when the area of focus becomes small.
The exhibition includes works in a variety of media that refer to aspects of the painterly process. All have been made in plain sight of their sources and involve significant time investment. This might be hours in the studio, or journeys undertaken – from rabbit-hole research routes through art and other histories, to real-life dérives – that are essential to their manufacture.
Curated by Rebecca Geldard for CPS, the project will run concurrently in the gallery and via her arts and humanities site appleandhat.com.
Neil Gall lives and works in London. His works are placed in the collections of Denver Art Museum, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Zabludowicz Art Trust, Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Scotland, David Roberts Arts Foundation, London, Christen Sveaas Art Collection, Oslo, British Museum, London, Leeds City Art Gallery and other prominent international private collections.
Martin Gayford lives and works in Lewes and London. He studied at Middlesex Polytechnic and Winchester School of Art. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘To Paint the Gloom Itself’, Terrace Gallery, London, 2019; and ‘States of Disruption’, MIR Project Space, London, 2019. ‘Start Of / End Of’, Gayford’s solo exhibition of recent drawings and paintings at Star Brewery Gallery, Lewes will run from 11/9-27/9.
Nicky Hirst has recently completed public art commissions for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nuffield Department of Medicine at University of Oxford and Y Bwthyn Macmillan Specialist Care Unit in Wales. She was appointed as Parliament’s official Election Artist for the 2019 General Election and will be exhibiting the resulting artwork (date tbc) whilst simultaneously exhibiting at Domobaal, London.
London born and based, Lee Maelzer studied at St Martins College of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. She received the Bryan Robertson Trust Award in 2019, and the Abbey fellowship at the British School at Rome in 2004. Maelzer has participated twice in Bloomberg ARTFutures and her work has also been shortlisted twice for the John Moore’s Painting Prize.
Max Mason currently lives and works in London. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and recipient of a Delfina studio award. Between 2001 and 2010 she was a co-ordinator of Braziers International Artists workshop and has since produced and participated in workshops in both Kenya and Jordan. Mason has held associate and senior lecturer posts at Chelsea College of Art of Design, exhibited in the UK and abroad and her work is held in many private and corporate collections.
Zoë Mendelson has an expanded-field practice that owes its spatialisation, historical narratives and compositional framework to painting. She has exhibited and performed widely in the UK and abroad, including: Fondation Cartier, Paris; CRAC Alsace, Chapter, Cardiff and; Science Museum, London. Mendelson has a PhD from Central St Martins and is Course Leader for BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL.