Wher you live now

wher you live now

Colin Darke, Nicholas Hatfull, Jessica Kirkpatrick, David Lock, Laure Prouvost, Luke Roberts

Opening: Friday 15 June 2012, 6.30-9.30 PM
until Saturday 23 June | Monday-Saturday, 4.30-7.00 PM | closed Sunday

The British School at Rome
Via Gramsci 61, 00197 Roma | tel. 06 3264939 | www.bsr.ac.uk

wher you live now is the third and final group exhibition for 2011-12 of the BSR Fine Arts Programme, directed by Jacopo Benci.
The exhibition, supported in part by the Edwin Abbey Trust, the Arts Council Northern Ireland, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Linbury Trust, Max Mara & Whitechapel Gallery, presents new works by the current resident artists, Colin Darke, Nicholas Hatfull, Jessica Kirkpatrick, David Lock, Laure Prouvost, Luke Roberts.
For further information, please contact Giorgia Tamburi and Clara Giannini, Fine Arts Interns, at <finearts@bsrome.it>

Colin Darke (Arts Council of Northern Ireland Fellow, January-June 2012) lives and works in Belfast. His recent one person exhibitions include, Parodos GTG, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 2010; The Capital Paintings, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland, 2009. Recent group exhibitions include, ‘Interplanetary Revolution’, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 2012; ‘Colin Darke, David Mabb – Commodity Forms’, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2009; ‘God and Goods’, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Codroipo; ‘Drawing to Line – A Contemporary Survey of Art from Northern Ireland’, Heilongjiang, China, 2008; ‘Art in the Age of Terrorism’, Millais Gallery, Southampton; ‘Busan Biennale’, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, South Korea, 2004; ‘50th Biennale’, Arsenale, Venice, 2003; ‘Manifesta 3’, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2000.
“Colin Darke’s work is principally driven by the historical moment. This piece responds to the ‘Battle of Valle Giulia’ of 1 March 1968. The work, containing Pasolini’s infamous poem about the day, is made from broken tarmac from the Scalea Bruno Zevi, the site of a stand-off between demonstrators and police.” [CD]

Nicholas Hatfull (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture, October 2011-September 2012) lives and works in London. His latest one person projects were an exhibition, ‘Il Bagno’, Peles Empire, London, and a performance, ‘Hallo Bagno Hallo Sommelier’, Royal Academy Schools, London, 2011. His recent group exhibitions include, ‘Re-generation’, MACRO, Rome; ‘D’après Giorgio’, Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, Rome; ‘Spazi Aperti X’, Romanian Academy in Rome; ‘I Don’t Know How A Rock Feels’, The British School at Rome, 2012;  ‘The Call’, Peles Empire, Cluj, Romania; ‘Drawing 2011’, The Drawing Room, London, 2011; ‘Newspeak – British Art Now’, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010.
“With an idiosyncratic repertoire of motifs scavenged from packaging, restaurants and the urban environment, Nicholas Hatfull’s recent work presents reliefs and signage in suggestive compositions.  By constant re-association, various repurposed designs – the surface of a takeaway coffee lid, a graffiti’d slogan – are relieved of their original business and curdle into something disorienting and unreadable.” [NH]

Jessica Kirkpatrick (Abbey Fellow in Painting, April-June 2012) is an American artist living and  working in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Her  recent exhibitions include, ‘Recent Work’, The Parlour, Edinburgh, 2012; ‘The Inexorable’, Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh, 2010; ‘A Shoulder Bears It Edge’, Pirate Gallery, Denver, 2008. Among group exhibitions, ‘Lynn Painter Stainer Prize’, Mall Galleries, London, ‘Visual Arts Scotland Annual’, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2012; ‘Recrea(c)tion’, Art’s Complex, Edinburgh, 2011; ‘Return to Source’, Art’s Complex, Edinburgh, 2010; ‘Open Studios’, Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin; ‘Third Wheel’, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; ‘Maquette’, Big Red Door, Edinburgh, 2009; ‘3032 Miles’, John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, 2008.  jessicakirkpatrick.com
“Jessica’s work utilizes canons of the female nude in exploration of the dynamics of representation and perception.” [JK]

David Lock (Abbey Scholar in Painting, October 2011-June 2012) graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with an MA in Fine Art in 2001, following a BA (hons) in Fine Art from University of Reading in 1999. Upon graduation he joined Candoco Dance Company as a dancer for several years, before returning to his fine art practice in 2005. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Following a solo show at Fred, London in 2007, Lock had a solo show at Zoo Art Fair, London, as a Prizewinner for the John Jones ‘Art on Paper’ acquisition award in conjunction with Zoo Art Fair, London. Recent commissions include designing a stage set for Candoco’s 20th anniversary season ‘Turning 20’, in association with Trisha Brown Dance Company.
“Desire and its construction is an enquiry central to David Lock’s artistic practice. Utilising collage and painting, his interest lies in the idea of the fragment and recombining the mediated body-in-pieces to expose notions of difference. A collagist approach represents for Lock a sense of contingency – a constantly shifting dynamic of the body in flux. In regard to his ‘misfit’ portraits, which combine fragments of a prior identity hinged awkwardly together, they seek to question both beauty and the imperfect, whilst retaining a sensitivity, that is both vulnerable and uncanny.” [DL]

Laure Prouvost (winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2011; resident at the BSR April-June 2012) is a French artist who lives and works in London. Her major recent solo exhibitions are, ‘Laure Prouvost at Treasurer’s House’, York (residence in partnership with The Barbara Hepworth Wakefield), 2012; ‘Frieze Projects’, Frieze Art Fair, London; ‘Laure Prouvost’, IPS, Birmingham; ‘Time Machine’, Bookworks, Spike Island, Bristol, ‘before, before. before it was, the title sequence, before spinning next to squid’, MOTinternational, London, 2011; ‘All These Things Think Link’, Flat Time House, London; ‘Art Now Lightbox’, Tate Britain, London; ‘Frieze Frame’, Frieze Art Fair, London; ‘Present Future’, Artissima, Turin, 2010; Storeybored’, After the Butcher, Berlin, 2009. Her Max Mara Prize exhibition will be held in 2013 at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and the Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia.
“Playing the audience’s imagination and trust, creating a tangible line between fact and fiction is an important part of Laure Prouvost’s practice. Building stories, films and objects in which abject details, examined in tactile close-up, fictions are loosely themed around the notion of gaps in language and experience.” [LP]

Luke Roberts (Australia Council Resident Artist, April-June 2012) is a director of Pope Alice Xorporation (PAX), which administers the terrestrial affairs of Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice. Major recent exhibitions by Luke Roberts are ‘AlphaStation/Alphaville’, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2011 and 2010; ‘You Are Not Alone’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2006; ‘Ecce Homo’, Artspace, Sydney, 2000; ‘Clutch’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1996; ‘Wunderkammer / Kunstkamera’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1994-95. Among his major group exhibitions, ‘Sourris Collection’, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2011-12; Australian Representative at Museum of Contemporary Art, 13th Biennale of Sydney, 2002; ‘PS1 Studio Artists’, The Clocktower, New York, 1997.
“Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice, avatar (manifestation of extraterrestrial consciousness), personifies hidden histories, and future possibilities. She is midwife at the birth of a new paradigm in an age of revelation. Rome presents a more immediate interface in building bridges between worlds.
Luke Roberts’ new body of video performances ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, is based around the action of spinning in sacred spaces (‘perne in a gyre’).”