Frank Dot & Brian Oval
13 May – 18 Jun 2022
Frank Dot & Brian Oval
Something about apples, oranges, grapes and pears
Nothing to do with dials and gauges
Everything about wooden bowls
Nothing to do with tea and biscuits
Something about the irregular sizes of crisps
Nothing to do with bar stools
Something about beaming eyes
Everything about place holders
A show of key AIR SIGNS photographs that feature round things, or things getting around. Frank, catch that professional standard frisbee.
AIR SIGNS are an ongoing series of sculptural works that are presented as photographs. Frank and Brian gather materials from their studio, and occasionally, from the artists’ wider daily lives. Objects are displayed, positioned, and pressed into action within a wobbly cube. Brian, on your head.
This approach values lightness, some chance encounters and codified conversations. It hopes to sketch something of experiencing the world through its objects, something untidy to be felt and thought.
Brian Griffiths and Frank Kent both studied painting, became sculptors, and just now, are making photographs. Together they make a friendly return to the flatness of the image. They met at the Royal Academy Schools in London.
AIR SIGNS have been recently exhibited at the Van Gogh House, London (2021); Karsten Schubert Gallery, London (2020); Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2019). AIR SIGNS are in private collections in the UK, Europe, Brazil and USA.
Brian Griffiths (b. 1968) lives and works in Colchester and London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Taking Sides, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2019); No No to Knock-Knocks, Blain|Southern, London (2018); BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: Image Drum, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Voyage, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo (2017); Folk Devil, David Zwirner, New York (2013).
Frank Kent (b. 1987) lives and works in Weymouth and Gainsborough. Previous exhibitions and commissions include: flower.gift, digital commission for Skelf (2022); Step 5, group exhibition Slum Gothic, Gainsborough (2021); Life and its most trivial particulars at Van Gogh House, London (2021); New Works at Fold Gallery, London (2017); Green backrests, commission for lecture theatre at Royal Academy Schools, London (2015); Site & Situ, a three-month residency at Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2011); and Visual Delusions, Bend In The River, Gainsborough (2011).
The gallery extends thanks to Genesis Imaging for their generous support of the exhibition.