29 March 2013 - 1 April 2013
1pm to 6pm
Private View: Thursday 28 March, 6pm to 9pm
Acme Project Space,
44 Bonnard Rd
Bethnal Green, London E2 9JS
The studio where Peter Burgess is currently undertaking an Australia Council for the Arts residency lies within the converted Bryant and May match factory premises in Bow. As Peter explains, this company also has a role in Australian history, "The phrase, 'You will answer to Bryant and May', is allegedly attributed to the Wobblies (International Workers of the World). It was an intimidatory threat concerning various small fires in Sydney 1910-20. A mundane domestic object, a matchbox, has the potential to instill terror. Or not."
Peter will be exhibiting work that has been completed in response to his London residency at the Acme Project Space in 'Bryant and May . . and' describing the work as "a contemporary spin on photographic history’s notion of Equivalence". These works on paper mimic the iconic cloudscapes of seminal photographers Minor White and Alfred Stieglitz, but they have been layered with texts and corporate logos the artist has encountered during his time in London. As Peter explains, "What you see isn’t what you get. The dark liminal zone between, brimming with potential, is where the focus lies."
The exhibition will be open every day from 1pm to 6pm throughout the Easter weekend.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Acme Project Space 44 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9JS
T 020 8981 6811