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Judith Cowan shows at Collyer Bristow Gallery
04 October - 30 January 2013, London

Judith Cowan's work is shown at new foragers in London

A group show curated by Day+Gluckman

new foragers
Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London

Private view: 6-8pm, 04 October, 2012 (runs until 30 January 2013)

Artisits: Jessica Coleman - Judith Cowan - Mandy Hudson - David Kefford - Peter Lamb - Fiona MacDonald - Danny Rolph - Richard Stone - Jennifer Taylor - Laura White

Curated by Day+Gluckman


Finding, collecting, selecting, editing, eradicating, revealing, transforming

Artists are infinitely resourceful, finding materials and ideas from wide ranging sources to produce individual and unique works. The artists in this exhibition share a process of using 'found', or everyday objects, creating a visceral response to their surroundings and the world we live in. This foraging and transformation of a found object can been seen as a kind of alchemical moment: when something seemingly redundant or unremarkable takes on a new identity.

Looking both to the history of art and to current and future concerns, the artists in this show exemplify how diverse the resulting artworks can be. The works are derived both from familiar detritus and subtle allusions to our art historical past creating a palpable tension.

From the clinical to the domestic, Judith Cowan exhibits Melancholia Exists, a contemplative work that uses a battered old chest of drawerss as both plinth and vessel. The poignancy of the drawers partially open, perhaps revealing hidden secrets and the menace of rope, coiled within a pristine neon structure, hints at the internal workings of the human psyche.

New foragers exhibits ten artists at different stages of their career, from internationally acclaimed artists Danny Rolph and Judith Cowan, the recent British School in Rome resident, Fiona MacDonald, to new graduate Jessica Coleman. Day+Gluckman aim to work directly with artists with rigorous and inspiring art practices to create thought provoking exhibitions of high quality and dialogue.


Exhibition webpage

Judith Cowan on ADRI

Judith Cowan's personal website