Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

"Exam" group show at Transition Gallery, London

by Suzanne on June 1st, 2011


Temporal by Boo Saville, white ink on paper, 2009 - click to enlarge

I must admit that even though I once lived only a few blocks away from Transition Gallery, I have never actually made it down there as the directions sound a bit like a not-so-subtle self-kidnapping attempt and/or a scene from Tony:

"From Bethnal Green tube station walk up Cambridge Heath Road towards Hackney and turn left along Andrews Road on the north side of the canal. Regent Studios is on your right (behind the metal gates) just before you reach the bridge across the canal and Broadway Market. Transition is on the 2nd Floor."


The Obstacle by Alex Ball, oil on linen, 2010 - click to enlarge

Anyway, seeing that they're currently holding a great group show featuring such talented young artists as Alex Ball, Adam Dix, Julie Cockburn and Boo Saville, I might have to set foot on E8 postcode territory once again (DON'T TELL ANYONE IN N16 OR I'LL BE SHANKED!).

I'm particularly enchanted by Boo Saville - yup, you guessed it, Jenny Saville's baby sister - and her very topographically textured skulls, and Alex Ball's tumorous Obstacle (above) has been a great new discovery - so I think this could be interesting.

From the press release:

"Exam. is a study of externalised anti-social existentialism. 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."

Details below.


© Boo Saville - click to enlarge


On show: May 28 - Jun 19, 2011

Address: Transition Gallery, Unit 25a (second floor), Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN, United Kingdom, tel: 020 7254 4202 / 07941 208566

Gallery hours: Fri - Sun: 12 - 6 PM

Press release