We are very much looking forward to Transition Gallery's new show ‘Exam’, which has been curated by the artist Edd Pearman and features the works of artists Alex Ball, Matt Brown, Julie Cockburn, Adam Dix, Adam James, Boo Saville and Ceal Warnants. Watch this space for a proper review by Joanna Chard, soon!
Alex Ball 'The Obstacle' (2010). Oil on linen
Julie Cockburn, Crystal 3 (2010)
'Exam' is an exhibition of art, which operates outside of, or discusses accepted communal norms and customs. Unorthodox relationships, death and superstition, sociological confusion, and stereotypes are exposed through the media of painting, sculpture, collage and print. If society is collaborative then these artists are practicing in isolation. Their intent: to bring themes of unrest, obsession and morbidity to the fore.
Edd Pearman’s curatorial projects include two group shows: ‘Sea Change’ (2005) at the Mark Jason Gallery, London, which was featured by the BBC and ‘Manderley’ (2009) at the John Jones Project Space, which received a ‘Pick of the Week’ in the Guardian.
The Transition Gallery is an independent and innovative gallery and publisher founded by artist Cathy Lomax in October 2002. The gallery shows work by both emerging and established contemporary artists as well as producing publications and periodicals.