"Aggregate" Exhibition

Churner and Churner

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"Aggregate" brings together work by three artists who gather and combine components from a multitude of sources to create juxtapositions within their specific mediums. Nick Hornby, Clare Gasson, and Connor Linskey all work in London, and are shown together for the first time at Churner and Churner as assembled by Kathleen Madden. In each artist's work there is a cross-over or fusion of mediums, one that lends itself to an unraveling of the viewer's inner balance.

Nick Hornby's sculptures cite multiple specific sources taken directly from art history and rearticulated as single shifting structures. In the 8-ft marble-dusted sculpture I Never Wanted To Weigh More Heavily on a Man Than a Bird (Coco Chanel), Brancusi's Bird in Space is glimpsed from one perspective, and Rodin'sStriding Man is caught from another. Clare Gasson uses formal techniques of film and sound to create an atmospheric essay on truth and identity, punctuating her work with ideas that call into question our ability to receive them. Commissioned to respond to Dario Argento's film Deep Red, 7' follows a pair of hands that shuffles and rearranges a stack of cards -- some photographs, others solid colors -- as the camera pans slowly along the table's edge. Over the continuous shot (a nod to the seven minute pan at the end of Antonioni's The Passenger) are voices and sounds recorded before the film was made; the two were only put together in the editing room, allowing random connections to occur. In Carousel, Connor Linskey directs our attention to the moving sprockets of the mechanism of the 16-millimeter projector by filming the spinning spokes of an upturned bicycle wheel. Linskey's work references the fundamental act of seeing, as typified in the films of László Moholy-Nagy and as a means of investigating vision and the act of spectatorship.


Nick Hornby lives and works in London, England. He has exhibited his work in the UK, the US, Greece, and India, including Tate Britain, Southbank Centre, Fitzwilliam Museum (UK), Eyebeam (NY), The Hub (Athens) and had recent solo exhibitions at Alexia Goethe Gallery and alongside Matthew Burrows at The Solo Project in Basel. He was a 2011 artist in residence at Eyebeam, New York. Other residencies include the ICIA (Mumbai), and the Fleschmann Foundation (Slovakia). Prizes include the Clifford Chance Sculpture Prize, RBKC Artists' Professional Development Bursary, the Deidre Hubbard Sculpture Award, the BlindArt Prize and he was shortlisted for the inaugural Spitalfields Sculpture prize and Max Tanner Sculpture Prize. His work has been featured on Artforum.com, Dazed and Confused, Wired, Conde Naste Traveler. He has a special commission permanently sited in Andaz 5th Avenue, New York.

Clare Gasson lives and works in London, England. Her solo projects include: The River - live art at South London Gallery (2011); ... the traveller walking walking walking through..., Media Art Bath commission (2010); Clare Gasson, Gimpel Fils, London (2008); A Little Light Music, Parker's Box (with The Showroom), New York (2006). Group shows include: Thinking Through Cinema - a co-curated project with Tramway and Lux at Tramway, Glasgow (2011); Spectrum Shorts Rotterdam Film Festival 2011; Thinking Through Cinema (Deep Red) - a LUX commission for Artissima Art Fair, Turin, Italy (2010); A Theatre to Address, A Festival of Textual Forms - Concrete, Material, Scripted, Performed, Arnolfini, Bristol (2010); The Known Unknowns - Volatile Dispersal Festival of Art Writing, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009); The Object of the Attack, David Roberts Foundation, London (2009); À Corps et à Texts La Galerie, Centre d'art Contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France (2009).

Connor Linskey completed his BA in Fine Art with honors at Goldmsiths College in 2005, and is currently completeing a graduate program in sculpture at the Royal Academy of Art in London. He has shown work in China Girl at Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France; Art Ramsgate 2011 in Ramsgate, England; and Lovelye Summer Sunshine Time at Howie Street, London, among others. Linskey lives and works in London, England.

[Image: Clare Gasson "still from 7'" (2010) digital video on DVD, commissioned by LUX for the Cultural Program at Artissima in Turin]



from November 10, 2011 to December 17, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-11-10 from 18:00 to 20:00

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