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The Fold

Blyth Gallery, Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5NH

15 June - 8 July 2016, PV 14 June 2016, 6-8.30pm

Jane Bustin, Ben Cove, Deb Covell, Hanz Hancock, Tara Langford, Patrick Morrissey, Charley Peters, Giulia Ricci. Curated by Charley Peters and Saturation Point Projects

“The outside is not a fixed limit but a moving matter animated by peristaltic movements, folds and foldings that together make up an inside: they are not something other than the outside, but precisely the inside of the outside.” Gilles Deleuze

The Fold explores the dimensional properties of the drawn and painted surface through the notion of folded space. Using elemental materials such as paper, ink, graphite, wood and paint, The Fold explores the deconstruction of the image plane and examines the materiality of physical or implied interruptions in the constructed surface. The action of folding is a temporal and spatial process that becomes material. The fold is a boundary, a line, a structure, and a point of collapse.

In The Fold works have been developed through a process of transferring activity back and forth between two and three dimensions, creating a dialogue between inside and outside, solid and void, foreground and background. The artists are engaged with the physical exploration of materials, a dialogue with space and/or systematic methods of optically challenging the fixed surface. The Fold repositions the binary definitions of flatness and depth, and in turn suggests a spatial interrogation of the disciplines of drawing and painting.