Press Preview | 24.09.15 | 4 – 6PM
Opening | 24.09.15 | 6 – 8PM
Open by appointment | 24.09.15
Karavil Contemporary is pleased to announce Guy Haddon-Grant solo show Dust and Shadows.
Haddon-Grant’s works are primarily concerned with the human compulsion to find meaning amongst the chaos. Find meaning and give it form, create order, hierarchies religious or mystical. For his first solo show with Karavil Contemporary Haddon-Grant has curated the inclusion of his more recent sculptures and illustrations which attempt to recreate sensations experienced when standing in front of the totems of the Venus figurines in the British Museum.
Haddon-Grant is interested in the abstract qualities that these totems possess; the gravity they exert, the power, weight and balance but also the impossibility of a ‘correct’ interpretation, and therefore the openness for any interpretation. Haddon-Grant studies the different representations and symbolism of nature, men and deities. He references the infamous Rorschach test as a similar visual language open to interpretation. The clouds he draws with charcoal could be perceived as volcanic or industrial, depending on the viewer’s psychological perception. His mushroom cloud sculptures can be perceived as eschatological totems or peaceful masses of meditative clouds. Dust and Shadows examines the many possibilities the human mind interprets the visual and the language it creates.
Guy Haddon-Grant lives and works in London. He is the second artist Karavil Contemporary launched in their Fitzrovia gallery. He studied in Florence at the Cecil Studios and at Camberwell College of Art, he won the 2013 Wates Foundation Diana Brooks award and was nominated in the ‘Londoners to Watch’ 2014 list by the Evening Standard. Haddon-Grant is a regular contributor to Art for Youth, one of the UK’s most prestigious and successful art exhibition fundraisers.
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Guy Haddon-Grant’s exhibition runs from the 24th September. The opening will be held on the 24th between 6 – 8PM, for further information or to request a press release please contact one of the above contacts.