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Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Distilled: sheOne, O.Two, Will Barras, Phil Ashcroft

Exhibition Dates: 26 May – 18 June 2017

Thames-Side Studios is delighted to present Distilled, a project bringing together four artists with shared interests, common drivers, and a collective past.

sheOne (James Choules) is a multi-media artist working across various platforms, from large-scale murals and gallery exhibitions to hand-made fashion items. His first artistic interventions were graffiti – he was a first-generation British graffiti artist in 1984 – and today he is recognised internationally for his abstract language. For this exhibition, sheOne has produced a series of new large-scale paintings on raw and unstretched canvas. He is a founding member of RockgroupTM, and his studio practice BLACKATELIER is based in Barcelona.

O.Two’s (James Carey) first paintings were large-scale murals and site-specific paintings illegally spray-painted at various locations, but he has since developed a more sophisticated process which brings together abstracted colour fields and gestural mark-making with traditional typography, appropriated slogans, and what he calls, corrupted language. _”It’s always been difficult to step beyond the old habits acquired writing graffiti – concealing one’s identity while deliberately, actively pursuing notoriety. To be known anonymously.”_ He is a founding member of RockgroupTM.

Will Barras is a painter, illustrator and animation director. One of many young artists who emerged from Bristol’s underground art scene in the late 1990s, he has travelled extensively to make paintings worldwide, and has developed a fast, fluid and playful practice; he is a visionary freestyler and storyteller unafraid of risk. For _Distilled_ Will is showing large-format figurative watercolour paintings, and an installation of smaller work.

Painter and graphic artist Phil Ashcroft is based at Thames-Side Studios. His gestural, emotive paintings combine a flattened out 1980s style art deco and graffiti influences, with references to American abstraction which often threaten to overwhelm the upper sections of his canvases. _Distilled_ will include a previously unseen large-scale work alongside brand new work.

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Milestones

A display of past and new works at GAMMA/SECTOR25 Art, Sounds & Coffee. 14 Portland Road, London SE25 4PF. To attend the preview on Friday 10th March 2017 from 6pm RSVP info@gammaproforma.com. Open Monday – Friday 6.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm. Find on Google maps

Phil Ashcroft, Fallout, CANAL, London, June 2016. Photography: Tom HorakPhil Ashcroft, Fallout, CANAL, London, June 2016. Photography: Tom HorakPhil Ashcroft, Fallout, CANAL, London, June 2016. Photography: Tom HorakPhil Ashcroft, Fallout, installation views, CANAL, London (June - September 2016). Photography: Tom HorakPhil Ashcroft, Fallout, installation views, CANAL, London (June - September 2016). Photography: Tom HorakPhil Ashcroft, Fallout, CANAL, London, June 2016. Photography: Tom Horak

Phil Ashcroft, Fallout, installation views, CANAL, London (June – September 2016). All photography: Tom Horak

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Solo Exhibition: Fallout at CANAL, Preview Thursday 2 June 2016, 18.00 – 20.00

Fallout, a solo exhibition at CANAL mixing live painting, large scale canvases and graphic works.

Exhibition Dates: 3 June – 10 September 2016
Preview: Thursday 2 June 2016, 18.00 – 20.00

Fallout will mix live painting, large scale canvases, a new lightbox and graphic works. A new large format painting will be created in the gallery over the course of the exhibition, bringing my studio process directly into CANAL, as well as presenting a new lightbox work inspired by the gallery’s location on the Regent’s Canal at Haggerston, east London.

Preview sounds with a Minneapolis flavour courtesy DJ Monkphat (Gamma Proforma). Live painting every Thursday in June, 11.00 – 16.00. 

CANAL
60 De Beauvoir Crescent
London N1 5SB
020 7923 9211 / 0786 606 3663
Open Thursday – Saturday, 13.00 – 18.00 or by appointment
By appointment only: 18 July – 1 September 2016
Nearest tube: Haggerston
www.canalprojects.info

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Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak
Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak

Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak
Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak

Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak
Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak

Cave Paintings (Nexus 8, Nexus 9), 2015
Cave Paintings (Nexus 8, Nexus 9), acrylic on canvas, each 121 x 91cm, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak

Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak

Cave Paintings, installation view, 2015. Photo: Tom Horak

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My painting Crockett (2013) was selected for the prestigous John Moores Painting Prize 2014. The exhibition was held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial from 5 July - 30 November 2014. For further information: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores

“[The John Moores Painting Prize is] the Oscars of the British painting world” - Sir Norman Rosenthal, curator and former exhibitions secretary at the Royal Academy.

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Images: John Moores Painting Prize (installation view), Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2014; Crockett, acrylic on canvas, 119.5 x 79.5cm, 2013. photo: Joe Plommer




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