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Phantasmagoria

Fant-fly-website10th June – 2nd July

Bo Fowler

Solo show

Hermit-like in his cramped cellar, Bo Fowler paints, glues, mutilates or in other ways tampers with piles of discarded toys, plastic animals and old and broken religious figures. He then arranges these objects in front of painted two dimensional landscapes, surrounds them with ornate frames and covers them in thick layers of resin to create bizarre but compelling tableaux.

Bo Fowler is the son of artists Nancy Fouts and Malcolm Fowler, has a PhD in critical and creative writing, and has been making strange assemblages in his basement since 2010. His blog – More notes from the Autopsy of God, in which he challenges well established philosophies – by presenting alternative and often witty aphorisms, has been viewed over 60,000 times and has been nominated as one of The Times websites of the week. He has a loyal Twitter following of 36,000.

His pseudo-religious pictures are heavily influenced by Dadaism and the 15th Century Netherlandish Realism school of painting, notably Hieronymus Bosch. Fowler’s ‘paintings’ are intentionally ambiguous and resonate with submerged symbolism and forgotten allegories, fluctuating between the sacred and the sacrilegious, the two and the three dimensional, the serious and the comic.

Not everything in the Universe should have an explanation.

Atom Gallery is very pleased to present the first solo show of Bo Fowler, ‘Phantasmagoria’ in which we will be exhibiting fifty unseen works of varying sizes, all of which will be for sale.

High Rise

HR_Flyer22nd April – 14th May 

 

Hung Up Ripped Off

HungUpFlyer5th March – 2nd April

David Shand, screenprints
Atom Gallery, 5th March – 2nd April 2016

Atom Gallery was very pleased to announce “HUNG UP RIPPED OFF” a solo show of screen prints by David Shand. David makes intriguing collages from photographs of decayed posters and adverts. He manipulates and subverts the imagery before producing screenprints on paper or wood. They combine a keen eye for abstract composition and transform the commercial four colour printing process into something of intrigue and beauty.

In the early 1990s David became drawn to London’s expired advertising. He began to
photograph and later montage the images together. In 2010, he started to screenprint his
favourite compositions.

Atom Gallery exhibited approximately twelve 50x70cm and four 100x70cm prints,
many of which have never been shown before. Prices start at £85 for an unframed work and all work is hand screenprinted by the artist.

David has sold work at the Printclub London Gallery, the London Affordable Art Fair and the Druck Berlin Screenprint Festival. This is his first solo show.

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Map Tout

12th December – 24th December

Twelve artists and illustrators who make maps have contributed to this group show. Some pieces are charming, some are rude, some are funny, some are informative but all would make excellent Christmas presents!

Show runs from the 12th to 24th Dec with the opening on Friday 11th at 6pm.

Between the Lines

14th November – 5th December

Atom is very pleased to announce this exhibition of prints, paintings and wooden structures from two exciting and original artists. Each takes a very different approach to their work but the subject matter of simple and intriguing interlocking abstract shapes is shared by both. The other characteristic they share is a deep respect for their chosen materials and an almost obsessive attention to detail. This promises to be a very interesting exhibition…and good fun to look at too!

Bombs ‘n’ Bass

BBflyer1st October

New work by Gideon Feldman and Mark Perronet

Gideon’s ‘Everything Shatters’ series is based around a generic type of image of a bomb falling amid various brightly coloured backgrounds. Fair enough, but these are real stained glass pieces made in the traditional way with lead holding them together. They are mounted in heavy black frames and have an integral led light source. Each one is like a window looking out to a bright day. They are made in series but each one is different, as Gideon says every cut of glass is unique so every one of his pieces is unique. Some of the glass is modern and some is as much as one hundred years old. By reproducing objects of destruction in the fragile medium of glass, Everything Shatters comments on the futility and intransigence of modern day warfare.

Mark’s ‘Spin Speakers’ are spin paintings on sheets of 70x70cm paper in bright colours with screenprinted bass speaker image over the top. Fair enough, but the screen print is made of ‘crumb rubber’ ground up recycled rubber tyres sometimes call ‘Astrodirt’ used for surfaces in playgrounds and sports pitches. The small rubber particles allow some of the image below to be visible while having a thickness which makes the speaker design almost three dimensional. Mark says he chose to reproduce speaker cones as they are a reminder of the visceral excitement of loud bass heavy music but also they are a major part of many subcultures and signify rebellion and independence.

Liminal Vision

11th September – 30th September

Art Shed Gallery – Open Sesame

3rd September – 8th September

 

 

Driven to Abstraction

4th July – 1st August

David Gittings, Ian Hoskin, Simon Mathewson, Gina Parr

John J. Sheehy: ‘An Introspective’

Figurepinklores30th May – 27th June

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