Rebecca, Beatriz, Coco, Eva & Cassie

Rebecca, Beatriz, Coco, Eva & Cassie

All Over

Rebecca Ackroyd, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Coco Crampton, Eva LeWitt and Cassie Griffin

All Over brings together five artists whose recent work evidences the space between formative and activated states and the reconfigurations of endpoints across a wide range of media. Despite differing formal approaches, the artists all present sculptural strategies to negotiate the potential of process in the making or unmaking of an object.

Rebecca Ackroyd’s work toys with the discipline of sculpture, as processes are dissected to their bare bones in a diverse language of making that questions relationships between abstraction and figuration. Plugged into the gallery’s flue, an elongated feminine structure fires up into a breathing system presenting a confrontation between the body and violence. Sculptural melees by Beatriz Olabarrieta combine objects made from lo-fi building materials with photocopied images. Her works are sites for examining and generating performance and writing; each configuration is a stage for open-minded scenarios to unfold. Meanwhile, Coco Crampton’s work co-opts design and vernacular languages into sculptural composites displaying latent functionality and playful formal qualities. The idea of objects, design or language as being carriers of communal meaning that afford continuous recreation and re-articulation, not as static endpoints but as things in motion, is closely linked to play as a productive mode of enquiry and dwelling as a provocation to aesthetic elaboration. Using clay as an experimental material, Cassie Griffin employs its properties and the ceramicist’s process of throwing to present new forms and aspects. Much like bricks, she uses the pot as a ubiquitous building material to generate new forms by chopping, folding, and recycling the ‘pot’ into sculptures. Presenting a site-specific installation, Eva LeWitt engineers physical relationships between materials and their properties. Using gravity and weight, she manipulates her chosen materials to reveal the energetic visual details of spontaneity, restriction, tension, laxity, brightness, darkness, minimalism and excess.

Rebecca Ackroyd (b.1987, Cheltenham, UK) graduated from Royal Academy Schools in 2015. She lives in and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Taken Care, Hunter/Whitfield, London, UK (2015); Carburetto, Kinman Gallery, London (2014); Gross Weight, Marsden Woo Gallery, London (2013). Recent group exhibitions include: At Home Salon: Double Acts, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, UK (2016); Bloody Life, Herald St, London, UK (2016); Is it heavy or is it light, Assembly Point, London, UK (2016); With institutions like these, Averard Hotel, London, UK (2016); Opals, Galerie Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway (2015); Royal Academy Schools Degree Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2015); Works in Residence, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK (2015) The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015).

Beatriz Olabarrieta (b. 1979, Bilbao, Spain) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. She lives and works between London and Berlin. Selected recent solo exhibitions include: Cosmic Clap, MOT International, London, UK (2015), Plot Bunny, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (2015); Shifty-Show (A performance with five voice overs), Cell Project Space, London (2014); Diagonal Z Jeans, Parallel, Oaxaca, in collaboration with Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico (2014). Recent group shows include The boys the girls and the political, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (2015); Dirty Wellness, L’Atelier-KSR, Berlin, Germany and Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London, UK (2014); X-Operative, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2013). In 2016, Olabarrieta completed the Platform residency at Site Gallery in Sheffield.

Eva LeWitt (b. 1985, Spoleto, Italy) graduated from Bard College in 2007. She lives and works in New York City. Selected recent group exhibitions include Sculpture, Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York, USA (2015); Eva LeWitt and Allison Katz, Malraux’s Place, New York, USA (2015); De Staatliches BauHaus Rijpe, Fridge Art Fair, Miami, Florida and New York, USA; Seventh Inning Stretch, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA (2013); Love to Love You, Mass MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA; (2013); The Open, Deitch Projects, New York, New York (2009).

Coco Crampton (b, 1983, London) graduated from Royal Academy Schools in 2014. She lives and works in London. Recent solo and two person shows include: The Minories Galleries, Colchester Chandelier Projects, London, UK (with Agata Madejska); Protected Space, Belmacz Gallery, London, UK (with Jonathan Baldock) (2014); Bonne Bouche, The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK (2010); SWING, OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich, UK (2007); Selected group exhibitions include Fourth Draw Down, Belmacz Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014); At Home Salon, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, UK (2014); Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2014); Circus ™, Belmacz Gallery, London, UK (2014).

Cassie Griffin (b.1985, Pennsylvania, USA). She lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Patrick Parrish, New York, USA (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Dear Material Things, Thun Residency, Bolzano, Italy; Selected by….., Limoncello, London, UK (2014); Concept Incline, Jack Chiles, New York, USA (2015); Cat Show, Mission 356, Los Angeles, USA (2014); To have and to hold, Andrew Kreps, New York, USA (2014); Surviving The Pinocchio Locomotive, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA (2014). 

Rebecca, Beatriz, Coco, Eva & Cassie

All Over

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