SAVE THE DATE | Alastair Gordon & Hugh Mendes | Remains | Thursday 22 June 2017





SAVE THE DATE | Alastair Gordon & Hugh Mendes | Remains | Thursday 22 June 2017

 

INVITATION

Alastair Gordon & Hugh Mendes

Remains

Private View
Thursday 22 June 6.30-8.30pm

Exhibition Dates
Friday 23 June – Saturday 29 July 2017

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Programmed to coincide with Dominic Shepherd’s solo exhibition ‘Old England’, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is pleased to present a collaborative project between Alastair Gordon and Hugh Mendes in the project room.

Gordon and Mendes share an interest in trompe l'oeil painting and in the representation of other people's work within their own. For this unique project, they will produce a series of diptychs relating to recently deceased British artists. This will consist in each case of two paintings: a panel painting by Alastair Gordon representing an artist's studio wall, replete with paint smears and other consequential marks. Adjacent to this Hugh Mendes will present an obituary painting featuring a rendition of a self-portrait by the deceased artist.

The common factor is the use of paint to represent paint, either as left over detritus from the act of making, or in the depiction of an appropriated painting. This serves to investigate representation in itself, whilst simultaneously paying homage to the artist and their working practice.

As the first occasion in an ongoing project, Gordon and Mendes will present diptychs memorialising Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Craigie Aitchison and Michael Andrews.

Please contact CHARLIE SMITH LONDON for images and further information

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Gordon Alastair One Must Select What Part of the Accident One Chooses To Preserve 2017 Oil on panel 90x60cm

Alastair Gordon 'One Must Select What Part of the Accident One Chooses To Preserve', 2017 Oil on panel 90x60cm

Mendes Hugh Obituary Francis Bacon 2017 Oil on linen 30x20cm

Hugh Mendes 'Obituary: Francis Bacon', 2017 Oil on linen 30x20cm

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Gallery Hours
Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm or by appointment

Address
336 Old St, 2nd Floor, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR

Contact
+44 (0)20 7739 4055
direct@charliesmithlondon.com
www.charliesmithlondon.com

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