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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

March 2012: Collaborative Exhibitions

Image Cleo Mussi Sushi

Image Matthew Harris Textiles 

2nd MARCH – 14th APRIL 2012

A Joint Exhibition by Matthew Harris and Cleo Mussi
At Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA)
Renowned textile artist, Matthew Harris widely known for his abstract pieces that explore repetition, pattern and the disrupted journey of line and image across and through the surface of cloth. Collaborates with Internationally recognised Mosaic artist, Cleo Mussi best known for her humorous twists and attention to detail collaborate in their very first Joint exhibition, at the Contemporary Applied Arts.

Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, the show explores ideas and imagery gleaned whilst exploring the temples and gardens of Kyoto, the art galleries and architecture of Tokyo and the Naoshima Inland sea.

The content of the show is in two halves; whilst Harris's cloth works are abstract compositions, leaving the viewer time for contemplation. Mussi's figurative mosaic wall panels represent the mad chaos, moderproduction and contemporary imagery that is the flip side of Japanese culture. The works by Harris and Mussi reveals a shared language that involves the repetitiveconstruction of whole complex images from pieces of cloth, paper and reclaimed ceramic. The process of fragmenting materials, its reconstruction and echoed imagery is the artists’ common ground.

With inspiration ranging from tea bowl fragments, traditional Noren room dividers and calligraphic fly stickers (Harris) to Japanese Kokeshi dolls, 50/50 at CAA promises to be a highly original, colourful and fascinating exhibition. Everything in the exhibition will be available for sale with prices for both artists’ work starting at around £260

CAA- Contemporary Applied Arts-
2 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DD
 Admission free.
Mon-Sat 10-6pm Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Image: Kapil Jariwala Gallery

8th March-11th March 2012
The Library Space
The inaugural of Joze London at the Edwardian School Library proved successful in 2011, Joze London curator’s Jose Waldie, Georgina Mascolo and Emma de Clercq return with a whole host of new collaborations. The fair will feature works from seven galleries from all over the UK, showcasing diverse range of artists such as Irving Penn, Gary Hume and Sophie Smallhorn in the unique surroundings of The Library Space.

Admission Free
Opening times 12-7pm
The Library Space,
108 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 44Y.

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