GORDON FURN . ADRIAN MORRIS-THOMAS . FRITZ DUFFY
Art that bites back
PRIVATE VIEW Thursday 6 March 6 – 9pm
OPEN DAILY from 7 – 16 March 1 – 6pm
Three South London artists present a kaleidoscopic trip through the vibrant urban lifeworld.
Each artist, in his own particular way, invites us to celebrate the resilience and adaptability of our shared human habitation of the metropolis, while at the same time challenging us to see our environment with fresh eyes, eyes that question the status quo.
The ever-changing built environment is documented in the fragile beauty of peeling paint, crumbling walls and discarded possessions in Fritz Duffys’ powerful impasto paintings. Adrian Morris-~Thomas’ collages and relief paintings document the urban scene, conjuring the hectic bombardment of imagery of contemporary life. Gordon Furn’s free-standing paintings of late night revellers intrude the viewer’s space, as if spilling onto the street from a club, captured in a fleeting happiness.
None of these artists forgets that it is people who make a place, people seeking to dwell meaningfully in their environment, however run down or in jeopardy it may be. This new ‘London School’ documents the surprising and often overlooked beauty of the urban street scene.
Morris-Thomas, Duffy and Furn have been running screenprinting workshops for the members of the Crisis Bermondsey Project. A selection of these striking screenprints will be shown alongside the exhibition.