Tiffany Parbs and Greg Fullerton - gloss

Tiffiany Parbs, Precious, 2009, 24kt gold, lipstick compound, 340 x 475 x 35mm.  Photography by Terence Bogue.


Exhibition dates: 15-17 Feb 2013


1pm to 6pm

Private View:  Thursday 14th, 6pm to 9pm

Acme Project Space

44 Bonner Road

London, E2 9JS

gloss is the application of a superficial lustre or shine, a glaze to create a false or deceptively good appearance, a thin veneer of truth masking the reality of what lays beneath.  An exhibition in two acts, gloss represents a monochromatic response to idealised concepts of preciousness and beauty.  Using sculpture, photography and lustre, gloss seeks to highlight an alternate view of the inherent value and worth of the familiar. As part of the exhibition, Parbs documents a series of alchemical propositions within an intimate landscape, suggesting ways the body can be affected and garnished using superficial embellishment.  Alluding to the mythologising and mystique of the artist, Fullerton is presenting a series of minimal sculptural objects and paintings referencing an art historical context from the perspective of a naive conceptualist.  Both artists are using the underlying premise of the exhibition to elevate the status of the everyday and commonplace, an opportunity to engage with surroundings and materials with more immediacy and playfulness.  Greg Fullerton & Tiffany Parbs are practising artists based in Melbourne Australia.  gloss represents the completion of Tiffany Parbs' Australia Council for the Arts London Studio residency, as part of the Acme Studios International Residencies Programme. Her work can also be seen in the Design Museum London as part of Unexpected Pleasures: the Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery until 3rd March 2013.