Private View: Big Flat / Small Flat
7th March 2013
“In One Dimension, did not a moving Point produce a Line with two terminal points?” Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, 1884
“Space is a problem, I have none left.” Jennifer Crouch, February 2013
This exhibition presents a chronology of previously archived works from artist Jennifer Crouch, featuring selected paintings, drawings, prints and ceramics from the past four years, much of it never seen before. Through their unraveling narratives, these works variously contemplate thermodynamics, geophysical activity and anatomical anomalies, and are finally being released from one shrinking world to another.
Jennifer Crouch is a practicing artist specialising in projects that explore art–science relationships and investigate various modes of representation – how science needs to devise models and experiments to investigate the nature of material reality in contrast to the world perceived through our senses.
“In a very real sense, how and what science tells us about what the universe is, how it behaves etc, very much depends on the current state of investment and technology. Niels Bohr puts in nicely: ‘Physics is not nature, physics is what we can say about nature.’ Be it visions of the cosmos from the 12th century or advanced computer simulations, exploring modes of representation and ‘ways of seeing’ in is an extremely exciting concept for me. My response to what I have learnt through collaborations with scientists has encouraged my work to become increasingly focused on object-making and allowing the images I create to somewhat adopt the characteristics of whatever medium I employ. Oils, acrylics and ceramics demand an appreciation of their material properties – a compromise between what you do and what the material does.” Jennifer Crouch, 2013
After studying physics and illustration separately at university, Jennifer is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in medical Illustration. She has worked alongside scientists from Saint Georges University since 2011, worked with the Gordon Museum of Pathology, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and Imperial College London (where her contribution to the recent and ongoing art–physics project ‘Jiggling Atoms’ began). Jennifer thrives off unlikely collaborations and is never not in pursuit of an intriguing project. She has delivered lectures at various universities, been awarded a grant for educational projects about astronomy and currently tutors on the Anatomical Drawing courses at Central Saint Martins.
1st November 2012
THECUBE Gallery is looking forward to be showing Gaelic Seadog’s beautiful and calming photography of the Caribbean.
Ports of the Sun
We live in digital time. Our rhythms are rushed, rapid-fired and relentless, our days carved out into bits and bytes. We skim across the surface, alighting for brief moments at dozens of destinations but rarely remaining for long at any one. We race through our lives without pausing to consider who we really want to be or where we really want to go. We strive and push to relax…
The antithesis to digital time is island time; the time vacuum created by the ocean’s presence where everything moves nice and slow. The carefree aura of the islanders can engulf one in their presence, and deceleration is the preferred modus operandi. Rushing is frowned upon.
Inspired by travel writer Eleanor Early, an early 20th century Boston debutante who experienced the Caribbean in a very leisured manner, Gaelic Seadog presents Ports of the Sun - a photo journey through the Caribbean. This first instalment is part of an ongoing body of work which seeks life rhythms that celebrate stillness and calm - strikingly different to our digital urban living.
6th September 2012
THECUBE Gallery is excited to present artist, Corey Hemingway, who is the daughter of respected British designer Wayne Hemingway. She is using art installations to illustrate states of emotion.
This is her debut exhibit in London
The work that I’m going to be exhibiting in THECUBE London will be work that I created whilst studying BA of Fine Arts at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to exhibit in London, to bring my work back to the origin of its inspiration and for those individuals that have inspired my work to be able to see it first hand.
The body of work I’m going to be exhibiting in THECUBE explores the relationship between distance and emotion, capturing how one day we feel an emotion and the next for that emotion to disappear. The motifs of my prints/drawings are derived from looking at string, exploring the characteristics of this material, and symbolising my motif as an emotion. I’m exploring new ways of layering Perspex to create a multi-dimensional space to determine feelings of depth and fluidity.
My prints act as installations to form a ‘pattern of memory’; memory in the sense of my “mind maps of home” whilst living in Australia and being away from loved ones for three years. The artworks create an interactive installation, interactive in the sense of following the direction of each string within the space that I create, for the viewer to stop and look at and through the layered prints as if the ‘portraits of my memory, my emotions’ travelling with me, following my journey.
The drawings play with links between one space and another; one space created by drawing from my everyday surroundings, whilst the other drawing in response to the distance of home (UK), placing my metaphorical ‘home like’ motif in each drawing. By combining the two spaces I attempt to make the viewer feel present in my drawings. Throughout my time living in Perth, Australia, drawing in such a way become a meditative experience for me; it created a place of relaxation. This enabled me to feel closer to home and loved ones although I was 9000 miles away!
THECUBE is an innovation space in East London. We collaborate with emerging artists to add a cultural dimension to the space as well as help them become more entrepreneurial.