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Unit 3 Projects | GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
07/09/2018 - 10/09/2018
Bea Acevedo | Cecilia Charlton | Florence Mytum | Jo Hummel-Newell | Karolina Albricht | Sara Dare
PV Friday 7th Sep | 6-9pm cont. Sat 8th Sep- Sun 9th Sep | 2-5pm
Unit 3 Projects | ASC Studios | Empson St | E3 3LT
Curated by Karolina Albricht and Sara Dare
Pop up show of 6 female artists investigating the idea of fun and having fun with the idea of fun. Playing with it, challenging it, experiencing it, re-inventing it and creating it. Each artist interprets fun in their own medium, on their own terms, coming from their individual experience and sensibility. The exhibition’s title is borrowed from Cindy Lauper hit from 1983. She changed the lyrics of Robert Hazard’s 1979 song and made it into a feminist
anthem, a symbol of female solidarity. While carrying an important message of equality, this song is also an apotheosis of fun seen from all angles: artist’s, woman’s and human’s. The show’s aim is to recreate this broad perspective of fun. A collaborative playlist accompanying the exhibition was created by all participating artists. It introduces another personal dimension into the realm of fun.
I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
And girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That’s all they really want
When the working day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun (girls and boys wanna have fun, girls wanna have)
Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have
That’s all they really want
Bea Acevedo is an artist based in London where she graduated in Fine Art and continues her independent practice. Abstraction, construction, volume, surface, ingestion, precariousness, fun…., the suspension in a state of undifferentiation between bodily and objecthood…..These are some of the aspects in Bea Acevedo’s sculptural practice that reflects on how our material environment shapes our subjectivity, the literal and metaphorical bodily integration of the materials that surround us.
Cecilia Charlton is an American-born artist living and working in London. Her recent exhibitions include:SURGE: the East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London; Marching Through the Fields, Jeannieavent Gallery, London; Living Room, Safehouse 1 & 2, London. In June 2018 she completed her MAPainting at the Royal College of Art. Cecilia uses colour as a unifier across mediums of textiles, painting, sculpture, and installation. Her practice focuses on personal and social history, as explored through textiles of patterns and abstraction. Traditional materials and techniques provide focus on her creative life as a thirdgeneration textile artist. Notion of time is central to the her work as a direct result of the time-consuming creative process, and the works themselves also indirectly evoke a sense of timelessness and ephemera.
www.ceciliacharlton.com | @ceciliacharlton
Florence Mytum lives and works in London, she has just completed her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art and has recently been included in Material Instincts at Kaleidoscope Gallery, Picnic at Subsidiary projects and 31 Celsius at ASC Gallery. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Slade Summer School and last year she completed a residency with TFAC at the Griffin Gallery. Her work focuses on how we engage with and understand the world on a physical, material and bodily level, rather than through intangible notions of language and intellect. “I playfully explore the physical and aesthetic qualities of certain materials through accumulation and repetition, resulting in work which hovers between painting, sculpture and site-specific installation. I’m interested in how art can be used as a non-verbal form expression, breaking down sensory and cultural hierarchies through a focus on the haptic.”
www.florencemytum.com | @florencemytum
Joanne Hummel-Newell was born in Farnborough, Hampshire. She studied at Kingston University London 2001-2004 and Royal College of Art London 2004-2006. Recent exhibitions include Deep End Echo, Sid Motion Gallery London 2018, Artist in Residence, Saatchi Art Lounge, during Frieze Week London 2017. Her work has been included in satellite exhibition Afternoon Tea at the 53rd Venice Biennale with WW Gallery London, RA Summer Exhibition London 2014 and Jerwood Drawing Prize London 2012. Joanne was shortlisted for the Beers London Contemporary Visions exhibition 2018 and has received a number of Arts Council Grants for the Arts awards for temporary installations and research residencies. She regularly exhibits internationally and has a growing international collector base. Human habits and social behaviour inform an improvised process which combines collage, painting, and installation sometimes of a public nature and not limited to the environment of a gallery. She is interested in the cultural artefacts and experiences that are created for celebration, mourning, demonstration, worship or survival which allow us, for a brief moment, to journey psychologically within the joy, sadness, meditation and belief, and freedom or dependence of our fellow beings.
www.joannehummelnewell.com | @johummelnewell
Karolina Albricht is a London based artist. She was born in Krakow where she received her MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. In 2007 she completed Socrates-Erasmus at ArtEZ Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands and was selected for 2018/2019 Turps Studio Progame. Her most recent exhibitions include Summer Show at The Concept Space and Marching Through The Fields with Warbling Collective. She exhibited at the ArtGemini Prize (Public Choice Award) and Arte Laguna Prize and was shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition, the Threadneedle Prize, National Open Competition and RCA Open Exhibition. Karolina uses bold colours, marks and shapes to create semi-fictional narratives. Her work investigates human nature through myth and ritual of the past and present. She is particularly interested in the experience of duality and applies this to both formal and contextual aspects of her practice.
www.karolinaalbricht.com | @karolinaalbricht
Sara Dare is based in coastal Sussex and works throughout the South East and London. She graduated in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton in 2008 and was recently accepted on the Correspondence Course at Turps Art School. Recent exhibitions include Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair Victoria House London 2018, Third Order Unit 3 Projects ASC Studios 2018 and winner of The Winter Salon Exhibition at Rye Creative Centre. Themes within her practice explore the relationship between process, environment, scale and ambiguity of form through an abstract and instinctive language. Playful and often psychologically charged shapes examine concepts relating to repulsion, lure, conflict, and proximity. Primarily working on large canvases, she is also concerned with the environment surrounding the works and the conversations between them seeking to investigate the relationship between alternative curation and installation.
www.saradare.com | @sarawaldrondare