Saturday, 10 September 2016

The Room is the Resonator, The Old Police Station, Deptford, 23 September - 2 October 2016

After projects present a ten-day exhibition by artists, Paul Abbott and Alex Roberts.  Part of Deptford X Fringe and Art Licks Weekend Festivals.

Extracts from Whistler’s Yellows 2015, Alex Roberts (left) and Mirror 2015, Paul Abbott (right)
The Room is the Resonator explores themes centred on memory, nostalgia and perception to form an exhibition in the unique context of the former cells and interrogation room of The Old Police Station in Deptford.

Mindful of Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space and his characterisation of dwelling and space, while simultaneously considering Lacan’s representation of the ‘real’, the exhibition considers the desire of one to leave and ‘remake’ a reality, whatever that may signify.

The separate cells and interrogation room will house occurrences in relation to the two artists modes of practice: Roberts working primarily with paint and Abbott working with video but both sharing a keen interest in responding to the specificity of the given location.

How might narrative threads be made and frustrated?; How might ‘blind alleys’ allude to or corrupt a message?; Can a mirror be held to the theatrical space of the installation- its performativity - implicating the spectator in that conversation?

Dates: 23 September - 2 October 2016, open daily 12 – 6pm (gallery closed Monday 26th September)
Deptford X Fringe Festival Preview: 23 September, 6-9pm
Private view (Art Licks Weekend): 29 September, 6-9pm
The Old Police Station, 114 Amersham Vale, London, SE14 6LG

Art Licks Weekend, exhibition tours, 30 September - 2 October, daily, 2.00pm with the artists.
Saturday 1 October, 2.30-4.00pm, panel discussion and Q&A with the artists, project mentors/co-curators and project space manager.  Some refreshments will be available.
Artists: Paul Abbott, Alex Roberts
Project mentors/co-curators: Nick Scammell, Julie Bentley (After projects)
Project space manager: Andrew Rickett

For further information please contact Andrew Rickett or 
Julie Bentley  Nick Scammell

After The Room is the Resonator exhibition will be given curating assistance by After projects, who will be supporting and facilitating the exhibition.  Following the artists’ successful response and selection to After's original open call.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Deptford X 2016 Fringe Festival, Art Licks Weekend 2016 and Deptford’s The Old Police Station (Andrew Rickett).