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THE GREAT CENTRAL
12TH-30TH JUNE 2013
WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY 12-6PM

ARTISTS:
PHILIP ALLEN
ELISABETH S. CLARK
BEN CAIN
SARAH JONES
MAX MOSSCROP
ANGUS SAUNDERS-DUNNACHIE

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ARTIST CVS

PHILLIP ALLEN
Born 1967 in London

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2011 Capital P, The Approach, London, UK
2010 …the urgent hang around, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece
2009 Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Sloppy Cuts No Ice, The Approach W1, London
2007 Paintings & Drawings, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2006 Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
2005 Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
One Man Show, Xavier Hufkens, ART Brussels
2004 The Approach, London
2003 Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Phillip Allen: Recent Paintings, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, LongIsland City, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2010 Fabio Tiboni arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
2009
 Kaleidoscopic Revolver, The Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
Hanjiyun Contemporary Space,
Beijing, China
Pattern Recognition, The City Gallery, Leicester
2008
 M25 Around London, curated by Barry Schwabsky, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Classified – Tate Britain
2007
 Layer Cake, curated by Martin Holman, Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
Hope and Despair, curated by Bob Matthews, Cell Project Space, London
Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2006
 Archipeinture: painters build architecture, Le Plateau/Frac Île-de France, Paris;
Camden Arts Centre, London
When forms become attitude, AR/Contemporary Gallery, Milan
2005
 The British Art Show 6, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary, Art Gateshead; venues in
Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol (touring exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery
Supernova, City Art Gallery, Prague; venues in Vilnius, Lithuania; Tallinn, Estonia; Krakow, Poland (an international touring exhibition organised by the British Council)
Fantasy Island, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone, UK

BEN CAIN

INTRODUCTION

This is something of an exercise, or play, or a play involving practicing and thinking about practicing. In this play the not-yet-live, and the been-live, evoked through a combination of objects and space and bodies, are actually always-live through the live-ness being imagined. That’s to say that the action, or idea of action that might be associated with the stage and objects is realised by the audience. To the right there’s a dance studio, to the left there’s a 2-floor drop, and to the left there’s a gym. So there’s a stage, which in this case is a blue dance or gym mat, and objects, which in this case are inconveniently sized pieces of wood which poorly masquerade as another more precious material. The positioning, even the transport, of these elements necessitates almost slapstick interaction between those elements and a body. Practical questions arise, related to how an object might have entered and moved around in a space. Questioning how someone has negotiated the manoeuvre of an object in space (such questioning requires us to place ourselves in the position of that someone) mirrors or even simulates the actual physical negotiation of that object in space. That ‘someone’, that person’s body might act as if a dancer, or even a tight-rope walker, using one or more of the objects to enable balance. It’s their imagined movement that is the focal point here. The dextrous, gymnastic thinking about physical things, thinking about acting, is centre stage.

Born 1975 Leeds
Lives and works in London and Zagreb

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
2013
Sound Spill. Times square, New York, USA. Curated by Thom O’nions, Haroon Mirza and Richard Sides.
Platform: In the Making. Site Gallery, Sheffield
Words to be Spoken Aloud, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK.
YEAR 2013. Artist’s contribution (with Vincent Honoré) to publication. Published in Brussels by Komplot.
Missing Image (with Sinisa Ilić and Tina Gverović). Fordham Gallery, London.

2012
Duration. Apt Gallery, London, UK. Curated by Rose Lejeune.
House of Leaves (parts 2 and 3), David Roberts Foundation, London
It’s Moving from I to It. Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania
Book Launch for artist’s book entitled By-Product. Designed and Conceived by the artist. Wiels, Brussels
Garden of Learning, Busan Biennale, South Korea. Roger M. Buergel, Artistic Director
The Deep of the Modern, Manifesta9, Genk, Belgium

2011
‘Life in the Forest’ (with Tina Gverovic and Sinisa Ilic), Bialystok, Poland
Commission for site-specific in-store works across Europe, for company ‘EXKI’. Brussels
20 Yrs Later. Kotor, Montenegro
Residency / Presentation. Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway
Two new performances for Festivela, Gallery Vela, London.
Work, Doing, Done, Work, Doing, Done. Supplement Gallery, London
Electra. Performance (with Sam Dowd [artist/director]). National Portrait Gallery, London
Celluloid Brushes. An Anthology of the Filmic Perception of the Artist from 1267 till today. Etablissement d’en Face. Brussels

2010
Commission for Radio. Broadcast of new Audio work, and interview on Resonance FM radio. For project entitled ‘TheMoveable Column’ curated by Jesse Ash and Cally Spooner
Commission for Resonance TV (Bob & Roberta Smith) at Frieze Art Fair, London.
Tu Smo/We Are Here. Pula Biennale. Museum of Modern Art Istria, Croatia.
Nor Corridor. Standoint gallery, London.
Neither From Nor Towards. National Art Pavillion, Zagreb, Croatia.
No Soul for Sale, Festival of Independents. After […] launch in Brussels, Public School, Komplot, Nadine.
Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic at Vienna Art Fair, Austria
Homework. Art Radionica Lazareti, Dubrovnik

2009
Who is Telling the Story – Part 2. Organised by Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture in cooperation with Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam. Kadirga Kültür Merkezi , Istanbul
Permanent installation (commission). Mini-Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Political Speech is Suprematism: The Meštrović Pavilion. Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA.
Who is Telling the Story. Garanta Perform, Istanbul, Turkey
Visura Aperta. ‘The Great One-Night Only – Soyuz 1975’. Istria, Croatia
The Making of the Means. Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Little shop on Hoxton Street. Limoncello gallery, London
Kubus. ‘Collective what?’ Curated by WHW. Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Resident’s Exhibition. Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Publication of audio art in form of vinyl record (picture disc, edition 500).Design of new logo for Nottingham Contemporary
ReConstuction. SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
‘A Figure Walks Out of a Wall’. Site Gallery, Sheffield
Associates in New York. Phillips, NY

ANGUS SANDERS-DUNNACHIE
Born London 1980, lives and works in London

EDUCATION
2005-2008 Post Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London
2001-2004 BA (hons) Fine Art, University of the West of England, Bristol

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 Picture Tableau Screen, Herbert Read Gallery UCA, Canterbury
2012 Fall, Beaconsfield, London
2011 Little White Lies, Aubin Gallery, London
2010 Terminator, Camberwell College project space, London
2010 Dawn Breakers, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
2010 Tag, Browns Gallery, London
2009 The Future Can Wait, Old Truman Brewery, London
2009 Saxon, Schwartz Gallery, London
2009 Screen, curated by Andreas Leventis, 8 Seymour Place, London
2009 The Big Armory, Peles Empire, Maes and Matthys Gallery, Antwerp
2009 Five Brothers in Seven Sisters, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham
2007 Stinkbomb, Substation project space, Margate
2005 Monitor, Lot , Bristol
2005 Gatsobyter, Plan9, Bristol
2005 Young Residentials 2, Lot, Bristol
2005 Fellowship Show, Spike Island, Bristol

RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS
2006 TIPP Artist in Residence, Tihanny, Hungary
2005 Artist in residence, Lot, Bristol, UK
2004 UWE/Spike Island Junior Fellowship

COLLECTIONS
2008 Saatchi Collection, London
Various private collections

MAX MOSSCROP
Born 1963. Studied architecture at the Universities of Liverpool and Oregon; Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University and the Royal Academy Schools, London.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Platform X (A), Permanent Gallery, Brighton, 2010; Love is a Highway, Five Years Gallery, London, 2010.

Recent group exhibitions include: Point of Address, Outpost Norwich, 2010; Reconstructing the Old House, The Nunnery, London and the Ruskin Gallery Cambridge, 2009; JTP09, James Taylor Gallery, London, 2009; Pattern Recognition, City Gallery, Leicester, 2009; Cortez Arrives, Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, 2009; World’s End, Carlton Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, 2008; Silent Inhabitants, Kunsthalle Arbon, Switzerland, 2006; This Show Is Ribbed for Her Pleasure, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, 2005; Underlie, Keith Talent Gallery, London, 2005; Eating at Another’s Table, Metropole Gallery, Folkestone, 2004; Doubtful Pleasures, APT Gallery, London, 2004.

ELISABETH S. CLARK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 N’EITHER N’OR | Galerie Marie Cini, Paris, France

2012 En un clin d’œil (01h 59m 60s) | Bad Ems, Germany
2011 À travers | Atelier Hermès | Maroquinerie de Sayat, Auvergne, France
2010 Book Concerto | Penguin Books’ Offices, The Strand, London (75th anniversary performance)
2009 Galerie HO | Marseille, France
2008 En un clin d’œil (23h 59m 60s) | L’Observatoire de Paris and le 14e, Paris

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Le pas funambule | Piano Nobile, Halle de la Fonderie à Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
2013 Found in Translation, chapter M | curated by Emmanuel Lambion | VIP Art Brussels, Belgium
2013 Drawing Now Paris (artist in focus) | Galerie Marie Cini, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2012 november remember september | Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
2012 This & There | curated by Claude Closky | Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
2012 The house is set in its own park. | Plazarte, Medellin, Colombia
2011 La Biennale de Lyon en Résonance à Paris | Délégation parisienne du Grand Lyon | Paris, France
2011 Interior and the Collectors | 11e Biennale de Lyon, Lieu Résonance, Lyon, France
2011 Le Rayon Vert | Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2011 Minimum: after minimalism | Intervention Gallery, London, UK
2011 The Lost Art of Travelers | curated by Peter Doroshenko | Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA
2011 Terminal Convention | curated by Peter Gorschlüter | Cork Airport, Ireland
2010 Index of / | Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2010 A Perverse Library | curated by Dr. Simon Morris | Shandy Hall, York, UK
2010 痕迹 : It’s about time | Sanhe Museum, Hangzhou, China
2010 (Speaker and performer as part of) Sol LeWitt: Artist’s Books | Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2010 Minimalism Massimo | The Gallery at Willesden Green, London, UK
2009 R O O M Collaborators | R O O M gallery, London
2009 The Voice and Nothing More | Woburn Studios and Resonance 104.4fm, Lon

PERFORMANCES
2012 Book Concerto in 8 Acts | Fondation d’entreprise Hermès & Actes Sud | Magasin Hermès Sèvres, Paris, France, 16 October
2012 Gran Finale | Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany, 29 June
2011 Nuit Résonance, 11e Biennale de Lyon | Interior and the Collectors | Lyon, France, 24 November
2011 Time of Music | Performance of ‘Between Words’ by Apartment House, Viitasaari, Finland, 8 July
2010 Sol LeWitt: Artist’s Books | Performance of Between Words, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK, 8 May
2009 Penguin Book Concerto | 12th International Artist’s Book Fair, Leeds, UK, 6 March

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2012-16 AHRC PhD Studentship in Fine Art
2012 Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral Fellowship | Bad Ems, Germany
2012 Research Grant | Campos de Gutiérrez Foundation, Colombia
2012 Studio Residency Grant | Women’s Studio Workshop, New York, USA
2010-11 Artist in Residence | Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2010 Artist in Residence | Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, France
2009 Ab Travel Award
2009 Artist in Residence | Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2011 Against Expression, ed. by Craig Dworkin & Kenneth Goldsmith, Northwestern University Press, IL
2010 Turn, edited by Elisabeth S. Clark and Sam Belinfante, Turn Press, London
2009 Today, postcard series by Elisabeth S. Clark, published and edited by Galerie Ho, Marseille
2008 Between Words, UbuWeb, U B U Editions (n° 33), www.ubu.com/ubu/unpub.html
2008 The Last Book, a project by Luis Camnitzer, sponsored by the National Library of Spain Museum
2007 “Fit (between words)” and “This page is a site, cite, sight”, Cluster arts magazine, Issue 1, 2007

PRESS
2012 Les Quotidiennes, “Les cils de nos yeux, poussière d’or…”, 5 December 2012
2012 Le Bonbon Centre, “Interview, Elisabeth S. Clark, N’either N’or”, no 37, Paris, November 2012
2012 Visual Artbeat Magazine, “Elisabeth S. Clark’s En un clin d’œil, 01h 59m 60s”, Issue 10, Oct 2012
2012 Rhein-Lahn-Zeitung, “Artist Elisabeth S. Clark immerses Bad Ems into darkness”, 30 June 2012
2011 Le Monde d’Hermès, “Artists’ Residencies”, Autumn/ Winter 2011
2011 Framed Magazine, “Home is where the art is”, by Andre Cooray, Hong Kong, May 2011
2011 Art Papers, “Crossroads”, May/June 2011
2011 RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland, 15 March 2011
2011 France 3 Auvergne, Regional Television, News feature, 26 January 2011
2008 Axis, by Rona Smith, June, online, http://www.axisweb.org/grCVFU.aspx?SELECTIONID=18548
2007 “Re-stage” (post thoughts) and “Le cartulaire”, IRP magazine, Issues 1 and 2, 2007.

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Tate Gallery, London (Library Archive Collection) Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Penguin Books
V&A National Art Library, London
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
The British Library, London
The Pataphysical Museum and Archive (of the London Institute of ‘Pataphysics) Strang Print Collection, London
University College London Special Collections
York College Collections
Leeds College of Art & Design Sound & Performance Archive Collection

SELECTED TEACHING & RESEARCH POSTS
2013 Visiting Artist Lecturer | BA Fine Art, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK
2012 Artist Intervention | Sensation-Soustraction, Musée Guimet, Paris, France
2011 Artist Talk | Intervention Gallery, London
2011 Visiting Lecturer | BA Fine Art, Leeds College of Art
2011 Visiting Lecturer | MA Fine Art, Crawford College of Art & Design, CIT, Ireland
2010 Keynote Speaker | Sol LeWitt conference | Site Gallery and Sheffield Hallam University
2010 Founding Editor | Turn Press, London
2009 Visiting Lecturer | BA Fine Art, University of Leeds
2007 Editorial Research Assistant | TATE ETC. magazine, London
2007-8 Workshop Leader | Experimental Drawing |Tower Hamlets Summer University, London

Phillip Allen, Sloppy Cuts No Ice
Phillip Allen, Sloppy Cuts No Ice
Ben Cain, Something of an Exercise
Ben Cain, Something of an Exercise
Elisabeth S. Clark, Choon. 2013 Elisabeth S. Clark’s work ‘choon’ is both a newly authored word and the title of the exhibition at The Great Central.’ Curators note
Elisabeth S. Clark, Choon. 2013
Elisabeth S. Clark’s work ‘choon’ is both a newly authored word and the title of the exhibition at The Great Central.’ Curators note
Sarah Jones, Photoshop Drawing for Pat
Sarah Jones, Photoshop Drawing for Pat
Max Mosscrop, Amnesia Paintings, No. 3. 2011-2013. Oil under glass.
Max Mosscrop, Amnesia Paintings, No. 3.
2011-2013. Oil under glass.
Angus Saunders-Dunnachie, Glass
Angus Saunders-Dunnachie, Glass