the final week
ending 4 june 2015
monday - friday 10-5 | saturday 12-4 | or by appointment
TheBurgundyPortfolio @BurgPortfolio | Wow! Just been to #TheFoundryGallery to see #BlindSpot fascinating space and geometrics.
The Double Negative @TheDbleNgtve | Thursday's #CultureDiary: stunning abstraction from @george_charman http://buff.ly/1A5QHP1
WEEK 2 // VERSION 2
Blind Spot is a room sized site-specific installation that continues George Charman’s fascination with grid forms, pattern and geometry. Silver and black chain screens hang from the gallery’s ceiling in a quincunx* grid formation creating a three-dimensional sculptural pattern where the curtains form smaller intimate spaces. Interspersed throughout are drawings that explore the quincunx transformed into two dimensions.
Blind Spot challenges not only how we perceive space by creating temporary sub-divisions, but also the physicality and solidness of an object. At first glance the chain screens hanging in grid formation appear as solid planes of black and silver through the gallery window. Walking around the installation you quickly realise what you first thought was a solid object is in fact permeable. The room size three-dimensional pattern turns out to be fluid and changeable.
Blind Spot only survives for the period of this exhibition. The installation and drawings will be re-hung weekly each time creating dynamic new spaces.
*Quincunx - noun 1. an arrangement of five objects with four at the corners of a square or rectangle and the fifth at its centre, used for the five on a dice or playing card, and in planting trees.
George Charman's artistic practice tries to question how perspective, relative to an individuals understanding of it, shapes and changes our relationship to the world around us. Scale, depth, light and repetition operate within his work, functioning both in collaboration and in opposition with one another, exploring and challenging the stability of perspective.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
George Charman is a London based artist who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008. He has completed residencies in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and the USA. Charman has work in collections including: The Conran Collection, British Airways Collection, MAKE Architects and the RCA Print Archive.