Exhibition dates: 15-17 Feb 2013
1pm to 6pm
Private View: Thursday 14th, 6pm to 9pm
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.