Curated Research

Curated Research

Curating and facilitating visual art projects is a research method, an extension of Roberts’ studio practice.

This comprises her continuing cross-examination of ‘how painting and art embodies the viewer’.

The Performativity of Painting, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University Galleries and Arts Council England & British Council funded, Connect: Katowice, a British-Polish, yearlong exchange and series of exhibitions are latest examples.

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Image credits: photograph by Hana Vojackova and courtesy of Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

The Performativity of Painting

The Performativity of Painting

A choreographed meeting.

16 January – 16 February 2018, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich Galleries. 

Artists: Tobias Buckel, Liz Elton, David Lock, J.A. Nicholls, Selma Parlour, James Pimperton, Rebecca Molloy, Alex Roberts

Painting – the performance of structures, fragments and use of space within the perceived painted frame, and the relating inherent surround.

In bringing together these artists, through their distinct individual accounts and methodologies, the exhibition, The Performativity of Painting offered the opportunity to consider site-specificity, theatrical tropes, depicted surfaces, staging and the interconnectedness of the artwork’s context (in the works’ content and proximity). In this sense, the exhibition sought to address painting's embodiment of the performative space.  

Curator: Alex Roberts

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Documentation of the recent exhibition is available to view via an email accessible PDF.  

We would like to thank Dr. Ken Wilder for his insightful text, written specifically to accompany the exhibition.  To download a copy of the E-Catalogue please click here

Dr. Ken Wilder is an artist and writer. Having practiced and taught architecture, he now makes site responsive installations and films. Based at Chelsea College of Arts, he is the University of the Arts Reader in Spatial Design. He has published widely on issues of reception aesthetics, including Bloomsbury’s 2016 anthology Painting: Critical and Primary Sources.

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Connect: Katowice, London, 2016-2017. British-Polish exchange, collaboration and display.

Housed, The Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Arts, 2015.

Transient Façades, The Well, London College of Communication, University of Arts London, 2012.

Art & Sausages, 17 Somerton Road; trion contemporary, The Arndean Gallery, Cork Street; 2d Olympia, Olympia London; Model Village, Northdown Street, London; Lot.18, The Candid Gallery; late arrivals @ kings cross, 36-40 York Way, London - Archive.