Analia Saban, Nicholas Hatfull, Kathleen Ryan, Patrick Jackson, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Ruairiadh O’Connell, Jesse Greenberg, Niall Macdonald & Anissa Mack
17 October – 4 December 2014
Josh Lilley is delighted to open Control Lapse, a group show featuring Analia Saban, Anissa Mack, Jesse Greenberg, Kathleen Ryan, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Niall Macdonald, Nicholas Hatfull, Patrick Jackson and Ruairiadh O'Connell.
The exhibition examines the practices of 9 artists from London, Glasgow, New York, and Los Angeles, who focus on the processes of casting within their work. Each individual brings a unique approach to the show — a spectrum of materials that combine clay, ceramic, rubber, soap, pewter, concrete, resin, plaster, and polyurethane, incorporating a range of ideas and motives from process, repetition and the artefact through to intimacy, cultural excess, coffee culture, and motherhood.
The exhibition also seeks to explore ideas of letting go within artistic production, the necessary loosening of control wherein an artist has to step aside, if only momentarily, and discover the outcome of their work. Whether this be through the use of a kiln, a third-party fabricator, or simply the mixing of materials in a tray or mould, Control Lapse celebrates the willing acceptance of the unknown into the otherwise pre-planned nature of artistic practice.
Analia Saban (b. 1980, Buenos Aires, Argentina) received her BFA in Visual Arts at Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA and her MFA in New Genres at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
Anissa Mack (b. 1970, New Jersey, USA) received her BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art.
Jesse Greenberg (b. 1982, Morristown, NJ, USA) received his MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts, NY in 2011 and received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, in 2004.
Kathleen Ryan (b. 1984, Santa Monica, USA) holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Kelly Kleinschrodt (b. 1980, USA) graduated with a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Niall Macdonald (b. 1980, Outer Hebrides, Scotland) studied at the Glasgow School of Art.
Nicholas Hatfull (born 1984, Tokyo, Japan) graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2011 and was the Sainsbury scholar in Painting and Sculpture, British School at Rome, 2011-2012.
Patrick Jackson (b. 1978, Los Angeles, USA) studied at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA.
Ruairiadh O'Connell (b. 1983 in Aberdeen, UK) and studied at the Staatliche Hochschule Für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt, Germany.