Friday 9 March to Sunday 1 April 2012
SLAM Friday 30th March 6–9pm
Meaning: Some pleasant event in the future, which is never likely to materialize.
Origin: Derives from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, 1871, in which the White Queen offers Alice ‘jam to-morrow’.
Socialists often used to ridicule the capitalist system as offering the empty promise of ‘Jam tomorrow’. A quotation attributed to the labour politician Tony Benn in 1969 was “Some of the jam we thought was for tomorrow, we’ve already eaten.”
A.P.T Gallery are pleased to present Jam Tomorrow. Six artists reposition themselves to establish a pathway forward for abstraction, modernism and the concept of a future. In an age of austerity where the promises of tomorrow are constantly eroded, this exhibition is an attempt to counter this through a forward looking form of painting, collage and making. The title Jam Tomorrow has multiple meanings and refers to the possibilities of the artworks’ development as well the artists’ personal progression.
Exhibiting together for the first time, the artists show new and recent paintings, collages, mixed media work and sculptures. Linking strands are visible within and between their practice; utopian ideals, modernist discourse, nostalgia, architectural construction, abstraction, minimalism and painstaking craft. In Jam Tomorrow the six artists make a valuable and relevant contribution to the revisiting and reinventing of, and the dialogue about, the languages of abstraction and modernism.
This group of emerging and mid-career artists and art educators live and work in London. Between them, the artists have exhibited widely in both solo and group shows in London and across the UK and in Switzerland, France, Germany, India and Ecuador. Their work has been selected for exhibitions such as the Crash Open Salon and Deptford X and they take part in open studio events such as the Hackney Wicked Festival and ArtNW10. Deepa Chudasama is represented by The Agency gallery and Clive A Brandon by the Galerie Hubert Baechler in Zurich.
Images at http://jamtomorrow6.tumblr.com
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