26th July – 10th August 2013 Antlers present Spatial at 7 – 9 Temple Studios, Temple Gate, Bristol, BS1 6QA.
Antlers Gallery present an ambitious new show in the former B&ER building next to Bristol Temple Meads train station. Responding to the architecture of the space Antlers have curated a show of large-scale and impressive new works by both internationally recognised and local emerging artists.
Spatial brings together five artists that explore ideas of architecture and space with their practice. The works are made in a diversity of mediums including oil paintings, installation works, large-scale graphite drawings, photography and sculpture.
Artists have been selected for the show to explore the concept of space as it relates ‘outer’ space, architectural space and constructed space. Particular themes which recur in the work include the idea of retro futurism and the mixing of past and present perceptions of space.
Housing this show at Temple Studios is an ideal link up of exhibition concept and venue. Positioned in the Temple Quay Enterprise Zone and in a property which has the physical scars of previous use – there are visible signs of regeneration, change and the impact of spatial planning – which only reinforces the ideas set out in the artworks.
Antlers are collaborating on the exhibition design with recent graduates from University of West England Architecture to design and make structures and systems into the space to display the works.
Artists in the exhibition include Jerwood Drawing Prize Winner Kristian Fletcher (whom recently sold a work to Prince Charles), Royal Academy exhibiting artist Geoff Diego Litherland and emerging talents Sarah Jeffs, Jonny Byles and Matthieu Leger.
‘It is fantastic to have the opportunity to showcase these artists – each of them is making important and challenging work and I can’t wait to get this work out there. The reactions we have had so far have been fantastic.’ Jack Gibbon, Director – Antlers Gallery
Antlers Gallery, 7 – 9 Temple Studios, Temple Gate, Bristol, BS1 6QA.
26th July – 10th August 2013
10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Sunday
(Preview: Thursday 25th July, 6 – 9pm)