Monday, October 3, 2011

INCUBE8 Part III - Rostra for a Shifting Space

Motorcade/FlashParade is thrilled to invite you to the 3rd in our INCUBE8 series:

Rostra for a Shifting Stage 

Sovay Berriman

PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 7th October
7pm till late
Bar + food+ music 
Exhibition continues Saturday 8th October, 12 - 5pm

For Rostra for a Shifting Stage Berriman presents three repeated sculptures made following instructions set for the exhibition Strange Loops at GENERATORprojects and curated by Craig Mulholland. The works were to duplicate themselves whilst modifying their scale to suit the three linked exhibition spaces at the gallery in Dundee. For Motorcade/FlashParade Berriman will bring these pieces together to show in one space alongside new wall-based works on paper.

Berriman’s practice is concerned with the dynamics of space in relation to power, imagination and performance considering stage and prop, heterotopias and the potential of fantasy. Her body of work choreographs an overall experience, layering ideas through the production of objects, drawings, texts and events. Individual pieces reinforce and extend the space and ideas of others, allowing Berriman’s propositions to be observed within a wider perspective and at close proximity. Visually pieces demonstrate an affinity with sophisticated construction and aesthetics in their pared down offering of only the most essential ingredients, whilst an element of the hand-made is also employed, using more democratic materials and methods.

Recent activity includes the solo exhibition Rising Cities Floar (July 2011) at The Agency, London and group exhibitions The Potential for Windows and Scale (September 2011 – January 2012), Contemporary Art Society, London, and Strange Loops, (March – April 2011), Generator Projects, Dundee, curated by Craig Mullholland. Forthcoming projects include the group show Space Exchange at Aid & Abet, Cambridge with fellow Spike Associates, Maia Conran, Hannah James, Sam Playford-Greenwell and Marie Toseland.