"From Centre" curated by Alex Mercier, Slate Projects
and Saturation Point. London
Private View: 12-6pm, Saturday 11 April, 2015
Exhibition dates: 11 April – 26 April, open Thu-Sun 12-6pm, and by appointment
The Loud & Western Building, 65 Broughton Road, SW6 2LE
Nearest Tube Station: Imperial Wharf
Sometimes I dream of a work of really great breadth,
ranging through the whole region of element, object, meaning and style.This I fear, will remain a dream, but is a good thing even now to bear the possibility occasionally in mind. Nothing can be rushed.
It must grow, it should grow of itself, and if the time ever comes for that work - then so much the better!
Paul Klee, On Modern Art, 1948
From Centre, curated by Slate Projects and Saturation Point Projects, is a group exhibition which surveys contemporary
approaches to reductive geometric painting, drawing and sculpture. Spanning several generations of artists, born in every decade from the 1930s to the 1980s, From Centre makes the case for the growing relevance of abstract art
in the UK. Curated over three floors in a converted laundry factory, the works exhibited expand on the notions of architectural space, surface play, systematic painting, and sense of place.
Saturation Point is an online editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK
List of artists:
William Angus-Hughes, Rana Begum, Martin Church, Nathan Cohen, Rhys Coren, Natalie Dower, Judith Duquemin, Julia Farrer, Ben Gooding, Lothar Götz, Hanz Hancock, Tess Jaray, Silvia Lerin, Peter Lowe, Patrick Morrissey, Laurence Noga,
Charley Peters, Richard Plank, Giulia Ricci, Carol Robertson, Robin Seir, Steve Sproates, Trevor Sutton
From the Edwardian period to
the 1990s, the Loud & Western Building was home to one of London's largest commercial laundry operations, Sunlight Laundry. During the Blitz, the building served as a volunteer sand bagging centre. Today, the Loud & Western
is in the process of being converted into a residential apartments.
An illustrated catalogue with essays by Nathan Cohen, Laura Davidson
and Alex Meurice will accompany the exhibition.