The Disorder of Things – images by Monika Kita


An exhibition of new work @ Units 29 and 30, The Artworks, Elephant Road, SE17 1AY

Private View 13 December 4-8pm.  Exhibition open 13 December 10-8pm and 14 December 12-5pm


Philip Barnes │ Liana Bortolozzo │ Robina Doxi │ Monika Kita │Clare Harford │Jane Higginbottom │Sue Stephens │Kim Thornton


Postgraduate artists from Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Art and Design address the concept of monoculture and theories that present a singular and dominant ideology as the criteria for mass data systems.  The principles of monoculture have been extended through agriculture, science, religion, politics, society and economics with varying degrees of failure and here these are explored through a multitude of disciplines and approaches.   


Philip Barnes incorporates materials and objects that are often in temporal states or situations of flux, exposed to moments of chance encounter or a chain of events.  Through a layering of processes and ideas, the works explore concepts of space and time.  Philip Barnes was selected for The Tomorrow People at Elevator Gallery. │


Liana Bortolozzo is a London based artist; her work involves and combines different media, both conventional and unconventional: drawing, painting, photography, fabric and even found objects. Recently she has also introduced the use of video in her practice.  Her work aims to reach a sense of the grotesque: a simultaneous clash among incompatible feelings which are both ridiculous and terrifying.  Recently Liana exhibited at The Office Session III curated by Caitlin Mavoroleon. │


Robina Doxi:  Architectural drawing, geometry and mapping are recurrent themes in Robina’s work, as well as an outdated language of science fiction and abstraction.  The individual within the great machine of society – a cosmos versus human habitationRobina exhibited in the FBA Futures Show at the Mall Galleries. │


Clare Harford’s work explores the ongoing battle between nature and urban environments.  The struggles between fantasy and reality and chaos and control multiply.  Strange collisions happen: technology starts to permeate nature.

Clare recently exhibited in the group show Missing Narrative at Brixton East Gallery.


Jane Higginbottom has been looking at monocultures and its effects in crops and food sources. She is interested in what has been lost – for example 97% of wildflower meadows in the last 50 years – and the risk that this poses in terms of less biodiversity and more reliance on limited species. Jane is currently considering the need for greater and greater food supplies against the need environmentally to sustain our bio-diverse habitats.  Jane approaches her work from the point of view of a city dweller who keeps an allotment in an area where land values are rocketing.  Jane is currently exhibiting at Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers, Conway Hall until 28 February 2015.│


Monika Kita is concerned with the subject of loss, with a strong emphasis on space, time and history.  She is interested in stillness and the concept of otherness with relation to the moving image.  Monika participated in the BBC Shorts Festival, BBC Broadcasting House. │


Sue Stephens examines our emotional investment in objects through reinterpretation of their material, display and environment.  The work primarily acts as a playful pause (fermata?), where things find strangely optimistic possibilities through seemingly pointless activities.  Sue has participated in various group exhibitions including Ides of March at Space Station Sixty-Five. │


Kim Thornton uses making and photography, combined with humour, to disrupt domestic stereotypes and to challenge the perceptions we have of familiar objects.  Through unexpected interventions or the creation of a surprise narrative, Kim transforms everyday materials or actions and re-presents them in her quest to determine their worth.

Kim recently participated in #APublicAiring and Piecework at Espacio Gallery and is exhibiting at Conway Hall in Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL until 28 February 2015 │