Biggs & CollingsLeonardo DrewHenry KrokatsisPenny LambKeith CoventryDadamainoMark FrancisNicky HirstMichael SamuelsWycliffe StutchburyChris Succo

Grid

Gallery artists

Vigo Gallery
23 May – 15 June 2012

The selected works in Grid are a result of personal experiences and exploration by each artist. Although visually and thematically varied, this group of paintings and installations are unified by a basic geometric structure. Keith Coventry’s Bancroft Estate, for example, takes its inspiration from an urban housing plan of the same name, and combines it with art historical Modernist sources to create a series of diagonal shapes mimicking the layout of the original map.  Leonardo Drew’s work is derived from a combination of childhood memories and African American social histories. Mark Francis unites the painterly materials of acrylic and canvas with scientifically influenced images to create large, abstract pieces. Penny Lamb’s works are autobiographical and deeply personal and Nicky Hirst uses different media in a uniquely subtle and controlled manner. Grid includes both established and rising artists, as well as recent and older works. The result is one of visual diversity, where the varied influences, materials and compositions connect with the viewer in an individual and sometimes surprising way.

selected works

Chris Succo
Untitled
2012
Mark Francis
Untitled
Floor piece
Dadamaino
Volume moduli sfasati
1960
Wycliffe Stutchbury
West Street
2011
Mark Francis
Untitled
Nicky Hirst
Host
2012
Bancroft Estate
1997
Michael Samuels
Die Fraktale 13
2010
Chris Succo

Untitled

2012Dye-jet and dye on cotton, mounted on Scottish linen172 x 122 cm / 67 3/4 x 48 in
Mark Francis

Untitled

Oil on canvas87 x 104 cm / 34 1/4 x 41 in

Floor piece

Rubber505 x 252 cm / 198 7/8 x 99 1/4 in
Dadamaino

Volume moduli sfasati

1960Perforated plastic sheet on wooden stretcher50 x 40 cm / 19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in
Wycliffe Stutchbury

West Street

2011Timber from discarded flooring joists from fire damaged shop123 x 85 cm / 48 3/8 x 33 1/2 in
Mark Francis

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas214 x 274 cm / 84 1/4 x 107 7/8 in
Nicky Hirst

Host

2012Book pages141 x 203 cm / 55 1/2 x 79 7/8 in

Bancroft Estate

1997Oil on canvas, wood, gesso and glass114 x 84.5 cm / 44 7/8 x 33 1/4 in
Michael Samuels

Die Fraktale 13

2010Mixed media40 x 60 cm / 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in