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Beers.Lambert: I AM SOLITARY - 3 Mar 2011 to 16 Apr 2011

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3 Mar 2011 to 16 Apr 2011
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Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art
at Gift 10 VYNER
E8 9DG
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I Am Solitary
Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art at Gift 10 VYNER ST

3 March 2011 - 16 April 2011
PREVIEW 3 March 6 - 9pm

Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art is proud to announce a collaboration with Gift 10 VYNER ST for I Am Solitary, an exhibition of international emerging artists who confront conceptual ideas surrounding the formation and deconstruction of identity. Located on London’s famed Vyner Street, the exhibition will also include an on-site artist-talk as well as a coinciding publication.

I Am Solitary comments upon the conceptual understanding of identity as explored through crisis, catharsis, and convalescence. The selected work focuses on the relationship between the individual and the collective: showcasing each artist's distinct aesthetic perspective while simultaneously provoking a dialogue between the tension and union of the works - presenting multiple perspectives as one collective articulation. The exhibition challenges traditional conventions of the figure in contemporary art, offering a reconsideration of modes of representation in which identity is considered a progressive, abstract source of inspiration and interpretation. By removing expectancy from an exclusively figurative approach, the selected work considers 'the individual' as both subject and concept, suggesting a complex relationship between the subjective experience, the remote instance, the process of creation, and the viewer’s engagement with the work.

Each artist exhibits a progressive approach to the exhibition’s theme, evidenced through the process by which these concerns are carried-out through their practice. The selected artists avoid a didactic or predictable interpretation of the thematic framework by approaching the themes conceptually and abstractly. As such, each reclaims the concept of identity through their respective materials and an embrasure of the symbolic. The ubiquity of themes relating to identity and isolation are readdressed - and thus reinvigorated with aesthetic value and critical significance. Accordingly, each artist prioritizes a passionate interest in the processes that inform the reception of their work, and a re-contextualization of individuality: from a solipsistic utterance toward a politics of the personal.

The exhibition includes artists Adam Ball, Joshua Bilton, Lindsey Bull, Winston Chmielinski, Andrew Friend, Grace Kim, Jin Han Lee, Tom Lovelace, Sarah Pager, Andrew Salgado, and Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes.

Tentative Date April 7, 2011 (Check website for confirmation)
Speakers to be confirmed

I Am Solitary - exhibition catalogue and essays
Details listed soon
March 2011

ADAM BALL (b. 1977, UK) has exhibited at Gagosian Gallery, New York; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris; Warehouse Gallery, Italy; Galerie Schuster, Germany; The Jerwood Space, London; ICA, London, and CCA, Glasgow. His work is included in many international collections, including The Goss-Michael Foundation, and has featured in The Telegraph, Times, Independent, Guardian, Saturday Times Magazine, ES Magazine, Le Monde, La Repubblica, Elle Décor, Modern Painters, Art Review and on BBC TV and radio. Solo exhibitions include Dirty Pattern, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Graffiti Love, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; All That Glitters, MDG, London and Coexistence, Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris. He has exhibited at Frieze; The Jerwood Drawing Prize; ScopeLondon; Promised Land, Warehouse Gallery, Italy and ArteFiera Bologna, Italy. Forthcoming exhibitions in 2011 include The Shape of Things, Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 10th February-7th April.

JOSHUA BILTON (b. 1983, UK) was included in the noteworthy Catlin Art Prize 2011 and other awards including the 2010 Painter Stainers Award for Photography. His work was selected for House of the Nobleman & Saatchi New Sensations in 2010. Recent exhibitions include James Taylor Gallery in collaboration with Five Story Projects, London; Regeneration2 at Musee de L'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland; 'I Am Solitary I Am An Army', Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art at Surface Gallery, Nottingham; Recontres D'Arles, France; Hal Silver, The Russian Club Studios, London; and Royal College of Art, London. Joshua holds an MA from the Royal College of Art in London, England. He lives and works in Buckinghamshire and London.

LINDSEY BULL (b. 1979, UK) completed an MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009. Recent exhibitions include 'Fade Away', Transition Gallery, London (2011); 'Hey Hey Hey' in Beijing, China (2010); 'I Am Solitary I Am An Army', Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art at Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2010); ‘Magic Carpet’, The Crypt Gallery, London (2009); ‘thecentre:mk Annual Painting Prize’, Milton Keynes (2009), ‘artWorksOpen’, Blackhorse Lane Studios (2009), and ‘Awopbopdawoobop’, Transition Gallery (2008). Recent awards include the Brenda Landon Pye Prize (2009). Bull lives and works in London and Manchester. In 2010 Bull was selected for the presitgious Red Mansion Foundation Art Prize in 2010 in Beijing, China.

WINSTON CHMIELINSKI (b. 1985, USA) recently exhibited his work in I Digress, his first New York solo exhibition at NP Contemporary Art Center, New York (2010). Recent performances include Move! at New York's MoMA PS1 with Terence Koh and Italo Zucchelli (2010); and Half a Self, A Cave Dweller at St. Ceclilia's Convent, Brooklyn (2010). 2010 group exhibitions include Now Showing, Astor Center, New York; Black & White & Read All Over, NP Contemporary Art Centre, New York; Voyeur at AMH Industries Miami FL and Pretty Young Things at AMH Industries New York; and Tools for Thought, Sotheby's New York. He is recipient of the 2010 Herbert Rubin Award, and is graduate of L’Institut Catholique, Paris, France (2007); Peking University, Beijing, China; and most recently, the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study (201).

ANDREW FRIEND (b. 1985, UK) has exhibited extensively since 2010, including Annual One, Space in Between, London; Modern Art of Conversation, Newcastle, UK; Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, Brighton; and Inter;Alter, Space Between, London. He has exhibited at London's Royal College of Art, Cheltenham Science Festival, and the San Francisco Design Expo. His work was exhibited at the Wellcome Trust in conjunction with 2010's What If? and forthcoming exhibitions include Made Up at ArtCenter Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA. He is recipient of the Barlett Donaldson Medal from University College London for distinguished achievement in the fields of architecture and art. He holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, London (2010).

GRACE KIM (b. 1976, USA) has exhibited her photography at White Box, New York (2010); in a two-person exhibition at Envoy Gallery, Brooklyn New York (2010); Singapore Photo Festival, (2010); Arario Gallery, New York (2010); The Last Gallery, Tokyo (2009); Claire Oliver Gallery, New York (2009); Studio21, Seoul, Korea; Paramount Center for the Arts, Peeksill, New York (2009); and a recent solo exhibition, Under the Glass Bell, A Dream, at Melanie Flood Projects, Brooklyn, NY (2009). Her work was included in I Am Solitary I Am An Army, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art at Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK; forthcoming exhibitions include Collector's Guide to New Art Photography at Humble Arts Foundation, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2011). In 2010 she received a residency at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York (2010) and a BRIC Arts Media Fellowship in 2010. Publications include The New York Times, Purple Magazine, ElleGirl, and Paper. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography, New York (2005).

JIN HAN LEE (b. 1982, Korea) will graduate from Goldsmith's MFA program in 2012; she holds an MA from Central Saint Martins, London (2008) and a BFA from Hongik University, Seoul (2006). Solo shows include Beyond and Within, Gallery Muse at 269, London (2009); projects include Dialogue Box: Beyond and Within, Airspace Gallery, and Stoke on Trent, UK (2009). Group exhibitions include Future Futures Future, Korean Cultural Centre, London (2010); Core Gallery at Deptford X, London (2010); Centre of Art Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain (2010); Royal West England Academy, Bristol, UK (2010); Barge House, OXO Tower, London (2010); Bearspace, London and DegreeArt, London (2010). She was a finalist for the Young Artist Competition, 2011, Gallery Loop, Seoul Korea, as well as the 2010 Guasch Coranty Painting Prize, 2010.

TOM LOVELACE (b. 1981, UK) studied Photography and Art History at the Bournemouth Arts Institute and Goldsmiths College, London. He has exhibited throughout the UK, displaying work at ArtSway, Flowers Gallery, Photofusion, The Independent Photographers Gallery and the Royal West of England Academy. Tom has been selected for the Terry O’Neill Award and his work has been published by Source Photographic Review. In 2008 Tom won the Surface Gallery Prize, resulting in a solo show in 2009. In 2010 he received the 2010 Rhubarb Rhubarb Bursary. Tom’s practice fuses photography with sculpture and acts of intervention. Primarily using the industrial landscape as his sourcing ground, he seeks to manufacture an ephemeral subject; creating objects and environments that exist solely for the camera. The point at which the production of functionless objects and processes intersect with photography is a key moment in his work.

SARAH PAGER (b. 1962, UK) was recently nominated for the esteemed Catlin Art Prize, 2011. She has exhibited with Edel Assanti Project Space, Chimaera Gallery, most notably on Chelsea College of Art's Parade Ground, and in I Am Solitary I Am An Army, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art at Surface Gallery, Notitngham, UK (2010). She will complete an MA from Goldsmiths College of Art, London, in 2012.

ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Canada) exhibited in the 2010 Merida Venezuela Biennale for Contemporary Art, the inaugural exhibition at Gift 10 VYNER ST, London (2009); the GLAAD Art Awards, New York (2009); the Courtauld Institute, East Wing Academy Hang (2010-2011) alongside artists Gary Hume and Tracy Emin; I Am Solitary I Am An Army, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art at Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK (2010). Solo exhibitions include Interurban Gallery and Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2008, 2011); Galerei Atopia, Oslo, Norway (2010). He is recipient of residency bursaries in Thailand, China, Finland, Egypt, and USA, and was the sole Canadian painter selected for the V Francophonie in Niger, Africa (2005). Forthcoming exhibitions include Janus Youth, Griffing Rayne Gallery, London (2011); Golden, Le Petiti Mort, Ottawa, Canada (2011). He was awarded the Courvoisier’s The Future 500 (2010) and shortlisted for The Art of Giving at London’s Saatchi Gallery (2010). He holds an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, in London, (2009).

ALVARO SANCHEZ-MONTANES (b. 1973, Spain) is based in Barcelona. His work has been exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona and New York among other cities, achieving several awards and mentions such as the Epson Photography Award 2009, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2010 (finalist) and International Photo Award 2009. Solo exhibitions include Emergent, Lleida, (2010); Entrefotos XII, Madrid (2010); 30 Photographs, Valifoto Gallery, Barcelona (2009); Iceland, Land of Ice, Barajas Cultural Centre, Madrid (2008). Group exhibitions in 2010 include XI Union Fenosa International Exhibition, A Coruna; Estampa, Valifoto Gallery, Madrid; OFNI Project, Validfoto Gallery, Barcelona; H20 - The Magic Formula, Sitges. 2009 Group exhibitions include Best of Show, Miss Rosen, New York; and 100x100, Espai B Gallery, Barcelona. Publications include Sunday Times Magazine, El Pais, PDN, Watch Magazine, Esquirre, La Fotografía, and Digital Photo.

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