Matt’s Gallery News: Juan Cruz book launch June 6 + Opportunities

Matt’s Gallery, London.

Matt’s Gallery welcomes new Gallery Manager, Timothy Dixon

Matt’s Gallery is delighted to announce that it has appointed Timothy Dixon as its new Gallery Manager. Timothy joins us from Peckham Platform and is a writer and curator. He writes for Art Monthly, co-curated Open File and was previously associate curator at Grand Union. He has worked with artists including Benedict Drew and Jennet Thomas and has written on Suzanne Treister and Plastique Fantastique. Timothy studied his BA in Fine Art at the University of Reading and holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory form Goldsmiths, University of London. Robin Klassnik says, “He will fit in nicely!”


Juan Cruz, Catalogue: It will seem a dream
Book launch, Tuesday June 6 2017, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Please join us for the launch of Catalogue: It will seem a dream. Published by Occasional Papers, this is the first collection of art writing by British artist Juan Cruz. The evening will include readings by the artist and invited guests. Drinks will be served.

Tuesday 6 June
6.30—8.30pm.
Matt’s Gallery, Unit 2, 65 Decima Street, London SE1 4QR

Tube: Borough (Northern line) London Bridge (Jubilee, Northern lines, & overground); Buses: 1, 42, 47, 78,188, 343, 381, C10

For further information please contact info@mattsgallery.org

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Call for participants
By Our Own Hand

A project by Matts Gallery and Richard Grayson.

Richard Grayson, Boredom Is Always Counter-Revolutionary, 2012-2015
Richard Grayson, Boredom Is Always Counter-Revolutionary, 2012-2015

Matt’s Gallery is looking for volunteers to take part in a project between June – November this year.

If you are interested in working with fabric/stitching/textiles and would like to take part in producing a collaborative art work over a 4 month period, please contact info@mattsgallery.org for more information.


Opportunity
Stanley Picker Traineeship

Fixed-term position (6 months, July–December 2017)
2 (consecutive) days per week
Bursary of £2,500

The Stanley Picker Traineeship, now in its 9th year, is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate or postgraduate to gain valuable professional development experience, working as part of a gallery team. The traineeship is offered on a part-time basis for 6 months (two consecutive days per week). A bursary of £2,500 will be paid over the course of the placement.

Applicants should have a strong desire to learn and develop within a professional gallery environment and will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the visual arts and an aptitude for research, as well as strong administrative, communication and organisational skills.

Click here for full details and how to apply.

This professional traineeship is made possible with the continued generous support of the Stanley Picker Trust.

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Final weeks
David Batchelor PSYCHOGEOMETRY
Exhibition continues to 11 June 2017
Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm

David Batchelor, PSYCHOGEOMETRY, 2017, installation view. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett.

For his first exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, David Batchelor will show his first wall drawings together with an installation of over a hundred spray-painted works on paper. Each wall drawing features an angular, silhouetted, black, stencilled form up to three metres tall that is bathed in an atmosphere of toxic fluorescent colour. These large pieces derive the smaller works on paper, which Batchelor has been developing for the last decade. All the works refer loosely to the tradition of geometric abstraction that was developed in Europe a century ago.

The origins of Batchelor’s new works lie in a series of illuminated sculptures he began to make in the early 2000s. In each of these works, such as Magic Hour, 2004-07, (which was exhibited in the Hayward Gallery’s Light Show in 2012) a central form assembled from salvaged commercial lightboxes is framed by back-projected coloured light. These works were simultaneously dark and colourful. Since that time Batchelor has been making an on-going series of drawings that make use of a similar relationship between colour and blackness. For Batchelor, these works are a response to the unique quality of colour that is found in the city. Unlike the natural world, where most colours achieve maximum intensity in daylight, the modern city only reveals its full chromatic spectrum at night.

The works also continue the dialogue between two- and three-dimensional form and between painting and sculpture that has been a hallmark of Batchelor’s practice for over two decades.

For further information or visual material please contact info@mattsgallery.org

Tube: Borough (Northern line) London Bridge (Jubilee, Northern lines, & overground); Buses: 1, 42, 47, 78,188, 343, 381, C10

Director: Robin Klassnik

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