7 Feb - 8 Mar, 2014
No Show Space is pleased to present And then again, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Daniel Sturgis.
And then again is a group of recent abstract paintings by Sturgis from two concurrent series loosely titled the stacked paintings and the boulder paintings. The stacked paintings are marked by planes of very flat colour and chequered pattern, the planes are often misaligned, vying against each other to be in front. In contrast to this void space of jostling planes the boulder paintings are full of flat geometric shapes arranged in such a way that could have been of their own making, a kind of shake down of natural order. The weight of balance in the boulder shapes yield a tension of suggested movement. Both series are populated with small dots of colour. The dots lend a shared space and scale to the works and have a strong anthropomorphic quality that imbue them with a humour and further sense of movement, a slight tilt and they could simply roll away. Shapes become sentient agents. It is at this meeting place of divergent references from art, contemporary culture, abstraction and design that Sturgis finds new and exciting forms of abstraction.
Daniel Sturgis (b. 1966) lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include Gallery Hollenbach, Stuttgart; Crossing Lines, & Model, Leeds; Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London and Red White and Blue, Chelsea Space, London. Sturgis recently selected the Indiscipline of Painting an international group exhibition of abstract painting at Tate St Ives and Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre.
A publication accompanies the exhibition with contributions from Daniel Sturgis and Pia Gottschaller.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England