September 7, 2017

Autumn programme and 2017 fellowships

Stanley Picker Gallery

Céline Condorelli, It’s All True, Too, 2017. Three colour silk screen on four colour litho print, 29.7 x 42 cm.

Stanley Picker Gallery is excited to announce its Autumn programme comprising of an exhibition at Dorich House Museum by Jessi Reaves feat. Bradley Kronz & Jessi Reaves (Waiting for Boots); P!CKER, curated with P!, featuring shows by Elaine Lustig Cohen and Céline Condorelli; and a new edition vinyl by Christodoulos Panayiotou inspired by the Picker House. Designer Michael Marriott and artists Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen were awarded the prestigious Stanley Picker Fellowships, in Design and Fine Art respectively.

31 Candles: Jessi Reaves featuring Bradley Kronz & Jessi Reaves (Waiting for Boots)
September 7–November 4, 2017
Commissioned by Stanley Picker Gallery, 31 Candles is an exhibition by artists Jessi Reaves and Bradley Kronz conceived site-specifically for Dorich House Museum, the Gallery’s partner venue and former studio home of the Russian sculptor, artist and designer Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, a scholar of Russian art and literature. The exhibition features new works by Reaves, as well as new collaborative sculptures by Reaves & Kronz (Waiting for Boots).

P!CKER: an exhibition of two solo shows curated with P!
Elain Lustig Cohen: Looking Backward to Look Forward

September 28–November 11, 2017
Open changeover: November 14–18
Céline Condorelli: Prologue
November 23, 2017–January 27, 2018

In autumn 2017, Stanley Picker Gallery presents P!CKER, a new project in collaboration with P!, the New York gallery and "Mom-and-Pop-Kunsthalle" founded by designer, curator, editor, and pedagogue Prem Krishnamurthy. The exhibition history of P!, which existed from 2012–17, provides a lens through which to ask critical questions around the current state of art and design curating (as well as art-, design-, and exhibition-making).

Although P!CKER unfolds as a single, continuous show co-conceived with P!, the project includes two different exhibitionary moments and bodies of work, staged in dialogue and temporal juxtaposition with each other. P!CKER evolves over the course of its duration: kicking off in September with a display of artworks, design objects, and archival materials by Lustig Cohen (the first presentation of her work in the UK), framed by P!’s five years of exhibition-making, the show gradually transforms into a solo exhibition by Condorelli. Her exhibition overlaps in content and concerns with her earlier presentation Epilogue, the closing show at P! in spring 2017. P!CKER also includes a series of discursive events focused on the idea of artistic legacy, which will be collected into a publication to be produced and launched later in 2018.

The Hollow of Your Hand: a musical suite by Christodoulos Panayiotou
Taking its title from a one-off vinyl pressing found in Stanley Picker’s personal record collection which, together with the impressive built-in hi-fi system in the living room of the Picker House, bears testimony to its owner’s great passion for music, The Hollow of Your Hand interprets and intertwines past and present lives, evoking ideas of temporality, remembrance and fragmentation. Created on the occasion of the Stanley Picker Gallery’s twentieth and Stanley Picker Trust’s fortieth joint anniversaries in 2017, The Hollow of Your Hand is available as a special edition vinyl.

Stanley Picker Fellows 2017

Design: Michael Marriott
Born in London, Marriott has been working as a designer since 1993. Trained as a furniture designer, which still forms the core of his practice, his work has broadened to incorporate exhibition, product and interior design projects. During his Fellowship, he will investigate alternative means of marking and colouring plywood—one of the materials he employs most extensively in his work—with methods that don't rely on brush strokes, screenprinting or out-sourced services.

Fine Art: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
The London based artists-duo works across objects, installation and film, exploring processes of production as cultural, social and political practices. During their Fellowship, they will research and develop a new body of work that looks at gambling as a symptom of the contemporary condition. Working with writers, psycologists and economists, they will explore gambling as a state of mind, a prominent gesture, practice and ideology in both contemporary politics and art.

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