The Mesh: An exhibition by The London Group

Running Time: 17 March - 21 May 2017, 10am - 9pm
Price: Free

About this event

In 1913 a group of young artists with radical new ideas were being rejected by the Royal Academy and the prevailing art establishment, so they had a meeting and formed their own group. Over 100 years later The London Group has represented artists of all callings, media and technology in its distinguished history, so it is no surprise that several of the members use computers as an important part of their practice. 

Although only one of the artists in this show describes themselves as ‘digital’, all of them mix digital and analogue techniques. At each step of the way from idea to rendered object, the use of digital hardware and software threads its way through the creative process. Although the final objects may be physical, their expression is necessarily digital. From the algorithmic chain mail in Angela Eames’ work, to the physical net shot through with electricity by Cadi Froehlich, the network of 3D polygons used by Bryan Benge and David Theobald, to the drawn matrices of James Faure Walker and Erika Winstone, there are meshes throughout the show.

The full range of digital techniques are on display from copy ‘n paste to algorithmic design and mathematical rendering – techniques which weave under and over each other in the exhibition and which reflects upon the multi-layered history of the group as a whole. Indeed, the London Group itself, and its century of cooperation among artists, can be seen as a tightly knit group, a polychromatic tapestry of people, styles and technologies – a mesh.

Participating artists:

Bryan Benge, Angela Eames, James Faure Walker, Cadi Froehlich, Eric Fong, Judith Jones, Amanda Loomes, Peter Lowe, Genetic Moo, Ian Parker, Victoria Rance, Paul Tecklenberg, David Theobald, Erika Winstone.

For a full list of Artists' Biographies please click HERE

Curated by Genetic Moo and Irini Papadimitriou / Watermans.

www.thelondongroup.com

IMAGE CREDIT:

Lightbulb, Eric Fong

Another dream of summer, James Faure Walker

1958 Bryan Benge


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