To celebrate their new online arts and culture magazine 'Vibe Press', Vibe Gallery are collaborating with TRANSITION COLLECTIVE to bring you 'Stimuli' - things to excite the senses and sensory deprivation hallucinations.The unity of separate entities through sensation real or imagined, and the manipulation of perception and memory.

The impetus - to exist, to explore, to consume, to play, to transform, to destroy, to nurture, to disorientate. Strange new worlds, the detachment and revelation created inside a void.

A pared back exploration of emotional and emotionless life, and the formation and storage of memories. Fear conditioning, sensory stimuli reaching out to associate.

The collective take on alien siphonophoric flesh and internal light, each art zooid is an individual, but their integration attains the character of a larger organism. Reach in. Feel the sting.

Stimulate to unite to excite to fight to remember.

Featured artists:

Aurelie Dellasanta - interactive installation
Dima Mabsout and Kuba Korytowski - light/sound performance/installation
Elizabeth Sandford Richardson and Felix Weldon - soundgraph
Harumi Foster - sculpture
Jessica and Martha Kilpatrick - light/sound installation
Joseph Begley - interactive installation sculpture
Katy Wallwork - sculpture
Louise Seijen ten Hoorn - sculpture, lightbox
Megan Skill - sculpture
Miguel Ivorra - sculpture
Nerida Ackland - sculpture, living sculpture
Oscar Arancibia - painting
Red Pig Flower - painting, video
Ryan Dunn - sculpture
Tee Byford - collage
Ting-an Lin - painting, VJing, DJing
Vinny Montag - sculpture

∞ Time and Process

Exhibition Dates: 18 – 24 April 2013

Private View: Thursday 18 April, 6-9pm

An exhibition of 10 emerging artists exploring the theme of Time and Process entitled ∞ (Infinity). The breadth of the works exhibited corresponds to the vastness of these two topics, and the presence they possess in the work of contemporary artists as a whole. The works form a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional collection with diverse, but cohesive concerns. The artists open up the debates that surround Time and Process providing evidence that there is more that can be said, more compelling expressions to be made, about these artistic notions.

Many of the works visually and conceptually play off each other. One asks a question, that another is ready to answer. Contemporary abstract painters, Josh Brown, Tom Costello and Steven Gee explore the expression of line as: a streak of colour on top of another that journeys across the canvas, which has a bodily weight attributed to it (Gee); as paint dragged by a fine-tooth comb defining geometric structures (Brown), and as stripes warped across elasticated material, stretched over a canvas (Costello.) The tension present in Costello’s strained material, is echoed in many of the sculptural works exhibited, reflecting a character of instability and impermanence  which suggests a potential for the viewer to witness the artwork changing its state.

Carlota Simo’s mixed metal sculptures are ready-mades formed of found pieces that are precariously balanced and welded into place, while Beatriz Acevedo’s silicon sculptures are physically malleable and are impressionable in the context of their environment. Pia-Jaie Carpenters’ piece plays with weight and the line. It captivates and defines the space it is in, exploring both her own and the material’s limitations. Iona Inglesby’s drawing machine creates and erases a circle in the same stroke, suspending the process of constructing a complete form whilst remaining constantly in motion; and Steve Gee’s painter’s troughs are dehydrated paintings – aluminium trays filled with an acrylic and water mix - which over a course of 16 days evaporate.

Josh Berry’s poignant pressed flowers photographed over light boxes suggest a symbol of vanitas in perfect stillness, preserving its life, or perhaps, elongating its death? While, Grace Hosken also toys with time, recognising its demand to be well used in her minimalist monochrome installations. Finally Miguel Ivorra’s photographic series - The Dama de Elche collection - documents the hand of the artist, which playfully dresses and undresses a sculptural bust, and alludes to - like many in the exhibition - the collective impact of time, that is: an evolving history, in which the artists participate.

As a whole, the artworks work with the industrial, but deal in the delicate; praise, test and question the authenticity and strength of medium, and display and analyse the role of process. Conceptually they ask how does a contemporary artist leave his or her mark on history; by what medium, to what effect, and how long will that mark endure?

This exhibition includes artworks by: Beatriz Acevedo, Josh Berry, Joshua Brown, Pia-Jaie Carpenter, Tom Costello, Steven Gee, Grace Hosken, Iona Inglesby, Miguel Ivorra and Carlota Simo.

25 MARCH 2013 – Guerilla Galleries raises a placard to protesters everywhere with the forthcoming show ART & PROTEST scheduled for Wednesday 3 April to Friday 5 April 2013 at Islington’s Daniel Libeskind Space.
The three-day show promises fresh perspectives, sharp insight and brutal honesty from some of the best new artists around as they seek to examine protests past and present, from the miners’ strike of the 80s to the anti-globalisation protests of today.
Guerilla Galleries’ spokesperson Ruth Howe said: “There is more than one dimension to protest. There’s an unseen outpouring of emotion and passion seldom captured by the traditional media of newspapers, TV and radio.
“It’s not all about politics, but about the interpretation of the ideas, ideals, beliefs, views and opinions worth shouting about. Art and Protest hopefully captures the essence of dissent: the essential truth that lives on long after the glass has been swept from the streets and the placards and slogans have been recycled.”
Included in the 25-artist group show are Dr Bingo Bongo, Caroline Truss, Ben Mellor, Charlotte Ratcliffe, Gee Street Artist, Binty Bint, Miguel Ivorra, Piluca, Pouka, Angela Chalmers, Randolph Hoyte, Gareth Morgan, Carl Hoare, Reza Moradi, Paula O’Connell and Nicholas Baldion with a installation featuring more than 11 pieces paying tribute the 1984 strike.
Baldion said: “This exhibition is as much about now as it is about 1984, the strike is a part of our history. Today we are facing new attacks on living standards – perhaps the spirit and the militant traditions of the miners should be evoked.”
In true revolutionary fashion, the Shoreditch-based gallery delivers ART & PROTEST as a high impact show, presented over three distinctive evenings. Viewers will also be given the opportunity to participate as the guerrillas bring ‘free speech’ to life via an open soapbox installation.
Howe said: “At Guerilla Galleries we believe in doing things differently.”

Artlyst Review: TRANSITION COLLECTIVE presents The NEST

TRANSITION COLLECTIVE burst onto the art scene in November 2011, 
seemingly out of nowhere. Since then they have put on no less than 7 
exhibitions - that's more than 1 a month! The development of this fierce 
collective has been equally rapid. The NEST is by far their most sophisticated
 effort, and a delight for any fans of Freudian or Jungian pyschology. 
Global webbing meets mortality airlifted by humour, tribal fetish meets
 the fabric of distress, vessels and protrusions converse. Vibe Gallery provides
 a warm welcoming glow for the nests to hold deep conversations and spill their 
group therapy confessions. The sculpture ranges from tiny nesting felt figures
 hidden in recesses and tight corners, to the teetering bulk centrepiece 'cow' 
bedecked with 70's party food. An exposion of black elastics supporting 
branded architecture opposes suspended silver baubles each carrying a knife i
n elegant and eery peace, essays on an absence of violence and strength in 
numbers. A crucified Christ clutching bunches of brightly coloured balloons 
floats above a hysterical pimped memorial tricycle. A toothed wax vagina sits 
snarling amongst tribal fetish masks and fragmentary collections. 
The exhibition is punctuated with photography illustrating faceless feminine 
mental distress in retro pastels reds and blacks. An intriguingly elegant, witty 
and powerful achievement. 
A must see.

The Nest @ Vibe Gallery
6pm Friday 23rd March – 10pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012

We're talking about form, we're talking about content, we're talking about interrelationships...meanwhile the statues run amok. Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when mutations invade a peaceful sterile environment. Therapeutic nesting and group therapy. The new church. The new asylum. The new emotional warrior. The warm comfortable huddle. Secret societies. The sculptures communicate with each other, creating dialogue beyond the original intent.

'The Nest' takes sculpture out of context, exaggerating the personalties of works shouting to be heard and nurtured. Their physicalities are thrown into a strange new comparative community, enhancing their ultimate separateness while meditating strength in numbers. The B-movie gets introspective.

Featured ARTISTS:

Aephie Huimi – balloon murder murmur
Andre Pinto – film installation and sound art
Apple Tart as living sculpture
Benedict Romain – sculpture
Bruno Jamaica – installation sculpture
Charlie Buckitt as living sculpture
Dott Cotton as living sculpture
Katy Wallwork – sculpture
Lyndsay Martin – photography
Miguel Ivorra – installation sculpture
Nerida Ackland – sculpture and craft
Squid ~ ~ ~ Rowdy Squid Set, with Squid dressed as a squid!
Valentina Piras – sculpture
Vinny Montag – found art sculpture

Join us for the private view from 6pm on 23rd March, with living sculpture from The Late Night Shop, Aephie Huimi’s balloon massacre, a Rowdy Squid Set, and dark sound art by Andre Pinto.

The sculptures start to creep at night. Don’t miss the madness.


Vibe Gallery is located in the old Biscuit Factory. 5 minutes from Bermondsey tube. Go right out of the tube. Turn right into Drummond Road. Turn right at Clements Road. Walk through the big central gates to the back. Turn left down the alleyway – the gallery is next door to the cafe and reception. Vibe Gallery will have a fully licensed bar.

Vibe Gallery
N001 The Biscuit Factory
Tower Bridge Business Complex
100 Clements Road,
London SE16 4DG


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