Matt Ager is presenting solo exhibition Gusto at London’s Studio Leigh, opening November 10 and running to January 14.
The London-based artist will present a new body of work. Often working with sculpture and object-based collage, the final product is formed through collecting remnants and fragments that then undergo a process of re-invention that sits strangely between the spaces of lofi and skilled craftsmanship.
The London-based artist works across media, including sculpture, video, audio and performance. For his latest body of work, he employs a range of materials, marble and copper-plated aluminium among them, to make sculptures that are both free-standing and wall based. The press release provides some background into his ongoing research into “consumer fantasy, branding and notions of museology” as we are invited to “see his work and a transformed gallery space as a whole and substantively in order to reconsider the status and narrative capacity of objects.”
Longly has recently exhibited We All Love Your Life(2016) at New York’s Red Bell Studios, Volume Excess (2015) at Glasgow’sKoppe Astner, and GHL(2013) as part of London’s Serpentine Park Nights.
For Facelift, the London-based artist has made work by applying techniques used in mechanical and biological processes, such as “autobody repairs, customisation, surgery and cosmetics”.
She will also treat installation as something that can be followed, instructed and applied by making use of existing hanging guides and protocols found outside the exhibition space, while new standards will be invented, too, “for the sake of formality within the display”.
Dray’s practice takes modes of presentation and finds and re-displays their active components and particulars, a bit like a bottle of foundation that tells you that it also has SPF 15 protection in it. She last year worked with light, metals, plug sockets, heat and infra-red in DRAY at Cell Project Space in London and this time will work with dental plaster, and silicone, amongst other softer metals.