24 Jan – 29 Feb 2020
Sid Motion Gallery is pleased to present ‘Jetsam’, a two-person exhibition by Angela Blažanović and Laura Green.
Investigating the poetic qualities of everyday objects, Blažanović and Green make art that questions the incidental and the hand-made.
Blažanović creates compositions of found objects from the bed of the River Thames at low tide. She photographs her assemblages on a pillar revealed by the water to capture unique configurations of discarded objects.
Green explores the relationship between psychological and physical space with works that consider notions of memory, solitude and loss. Through the use of materials such as cardboard, gaffer tape and other found objects, Green’s sculptures are disconnected from our preconceptions, and their materials are presented away from their original context. The viewer is encouraged to question the beauty and aesthetic value of what is before them.
Angela Blažanović (b. 1995, Germany) graduated from BA (Hons) Photography from London Metropolitan University in 2019. Her work has already been included in a number of group exhibitions including; Cream 2019, University of Brighton; Unsigned, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, London; AOP Student Awards Exhibition, Wex Photo Video, London; Free Range 2019, Old Truman Brewery, London; The Cass Summer Show, 2019, The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London.
In 2019 Blažanović was announced the winner of the Free Range 2019 Award, the Owen Rowley Prize and The Cass Student Prize for Excellence in Project Development. In addition, Blažanović’s work has been reproduced in print in Uncertain States, Issue 30 and has been written about online in Port Magazine, The Guardian and Elephant Magazine.
Laura Green (b. 1979, UK) graduated from MA Painting from the Royal College of Art, London and BA Fine Art from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Since 2000, Green has exhibited in solo shows in the UK, America and France. She was awarded the ‘Special Prize’ in the Guasch Coranty International Painting Prize in 2010; she won the Artsway Open in 2008 and was awarded the Bazil Alkazzi Scholarship for Painting at the Royal College of Art. Green has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions internationally including; Wells Art Contemporary, Bishops Palace, Somerset; Creekside Open, Apt Gallery, London; Funambulism i), ii) & iii), touring in Belfast, Cork and Dublin; Group Show 2010, Seventeen, London; Guasch Coranty Finalists Exhibition, Barcelona; Celeste Art Prize, Truman Brewery, London; One Love, The Lowry, Manchester; Recent Acquisitions, Ben Uri Gallery, London; Primetime Painting: Young Artists, Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin; Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London; On Side, Cenrto de artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal; Small is Beautiful, Still life, Flowers East, London and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2001, Camden Arts Centre, London.