Deep End Echo
28 Jun – 27 Jul 2018
Sid Motion Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition, ‘Deep End Echo’, including recent works on canvas and works on paper by Joanne Hummel-Newell and Stephen Smith.
Both UK-based artists make work that draws on processes of construction and deconstruction. The physicality of their materials is as integral to the works as their colours and compositions. Through the use of painting, collage and drawing, cuts, rips and layering of materials help to create surfaces that strike a balance between order and chaos.
The work’s final iterations are therefore a celebration of material and surface, allowing for a spontaneity in the practice which is suggestive of the ongoing and evolving processes but often grounded by vivid black painted lines and marks.
Joanne Hummel-Newell studied at The Royal College of Art, London, 2004-2006 and Kingston University, London, 2001-2004.
Hummel-Newell has exhibited extensively, selected solo exhibitions include Integration II, at the Resident Artist Saatchi Art Lounge, Old Truman Brewery, London, 2017; DISORDER, K6 Gallery, Southampton, 2016; The Farmer’s Clock, Hop Kilns Gallery, Isle of Wight, 2015; Panic of the Human Fancy, Aspex Guildhall Gallery, Portsmouth, 2014.
Selected recent group exhibitions include A Few of our Favourite Things, Lotte Inch Gallery, York, 2017; Turns on the Tarmac, Sid Motion Gallery, 2017; MK Arts Shoosmiths Art Prize shortlist exhibition, 2015; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 2014; Jerwood Drawing Prize shortlist Exhibition, London and touring 2012; Afternoon Tea, WW Gallery, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice 2011.
Stephen Smith is a UK-based artist who has exhibited his work extensively internationally including the recent exhibitions; Dirty Voyage, Schau Fenster, Berlin, 2018; Blind Spot, Delimbo Gallery, Seville, Spain, 2018; Current Mood, Galerie Celal M13, Paris, 2017; Radical Utopias, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Solo), 2016; Papierkowa Robota, V9 Gallery, Warsaw and Col.la.ge II, Minigalerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015
Smith has completed residencies in Hestercombe Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre, 2016; CalArts | California Institute of the Arts, 2014, and awarded the British Council Visual Arts Award, 2008 and the Arts Council of England Visual Arts Award, 2006.