LONDON.- Rod Barton
presents a group exhibition with Gabriele Beveridge, Tomas Downes and Stuart Elliot.
Working across mediums of sculpture, photography and painting these three methodologically disparate artists are unified by their acute sensitivity to materials. The works displayed have an open and fragmentary nature that allows for conversation to flow freely between them. Yet this conversation is private spoken in whispers they do not dramatically seek the spectators attention but demand the spectator become attentive to them.
Multiple readings can be made between the works - the gestural surfaces of Stuart Elliots paintings mimic the images of ruptured concrete shielded under tinted glass in Tomas Downes floor sculptures. These in turn are reflected in the dappled faux granite and complex imagery within Gabriele Beveridges assemblages. Drawing comparisons between the pieces forces the spectator to consider the space in-between making them receptive to their own physicality as well as that of the gallery space and the works that inhabit it.
Gabriele Beveridge, born 1985, lives and works in London. Beveridge completed her MA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2010 and her BA in Photography at Falmouth College of Arts in 2007. Recent exhibitions include The Conspiracy, Supplement Gallery, London (2011); Re-read, Assembly, London (2011); Legacy, L.I.U, London (2010); ResoVision, Frieze Art Fair, London (2010); Paris/Jackson, Hackney Art Festival, London (2010); Slade MA Show, Slade School of Art, London (2010); Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam (2010); TESTBED1, Battersea, London (2010); Statues Die Too, North Terrace, London (2009); Starting with a Photograph, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London (2009).
Tomas Downes, born 1986, lives and works in London. Downes completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2011 and his BA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2008. Recent exhibitions include Royal Academy Schools Show, London (2011); GLAZE curated by George Henry Longly, Bischoff/Weiss, London (2011); Young London,V22, London (2011); Karl Orton, Oliver Osborne, Tomas Downes, Galerie Eva Winkeler, Cologne (2011); Floating on Waterlogged Objects, Fold, London (2011); Vicissitude, Kabin Collection, London, (2010); Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010); Peles Empire / The Big Armory, Maes and Mathys Gallery, Antwerp (2009).
Stuart Elliot, born 1977, lives and works in London. Elliot completed his MA at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London in 2005. Recent exhibitions include Efficiency Gap, Banner Repeater, London (2011); What If Its All True? What Then? Mummery & Schnelle, London (2011), Solo Show, Seventeen, London (2011); Boom, Hotel, London (2010); [the] Evidence @ Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (2010); Fate And Free Will [curated by David Leapman], CAS, Riverside, CA (2009); Solo Show, Dicksmith Gallery, London (2009); Alistair Frost / Stuart Elliot / Rupert Ackroyd, Dicksmith Gallery, London (2009); Id Rather Play Sudoku, APT Gallery, London (2009).