3 February 2016 – 9 April 2016
Location: VITRINE Bermondsey Square
Preview: Tuesday 2 February 6:30 – 9pm
VITRINE is delighted to announce representation and a solo exhibition in Bermondsey Square of London-based artist Jamie Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick’s practice deals with the rhetoric of image making, the relevance of the figure and how objects and totemic gestures such as flags, statues or plinths are used within the work to impose forms of power, authority and control. By employing the motifs of figurative art, patriarchal depictions of masculinity and nationhood, Fitzpatrick’s domineering sculptures express intention of undermining them, rendering them absurd and dumb.
For this ambitious site-specific installation, curated by Chris Bayley, Fitzpatrick will exploit the limitations of the 16-metre vitrine as a means to further disrupt and undermine the works. By breaking the sanctity of the sited exhibition and working towards creating temporal shifts as a means of both undermining the sculptural arrogance of permanence; works will dominate and alter their environment through motorised movement. By doing so, these works acknowledge their own confinements of the vitrine, adopting the inherent limitations to their advantage.
Jamie Fitzpatrick’s forthcoming exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council England, with additional support from Diversity Arts Forum.
See VITRINE website for further details.