We are delighted to welcome Castor to Enclave – following their successful inaugural year of programming in New Cross, the move to Enclave enables them to host more immersive and diverse works to a broader audience. Castor focus on presenting ambitious and site responsive solo exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists.
Please join us to celebrate the launch of Castor’s new gallery this Friday –
Enclave 8: Castor | Steven Gee, Sandwiched
Friday January 27 2017 6-9pm
Exhibition continues Saturday 28 January 12pm – 6pm
‘Sandwiched’ – a term used to describe an inner layer of gypsum sandwiched between two outer layers of lining paper.
Working closely with Andy Wicks, Director of Castor, Steven Gee installs a specific arrangement of plasterboard to construct Castor’s new exhibition space. Referring to the space, and Steven’s interests in the transitive relation between image and object, paradox narratives will be drawn; within a circular thread. The space becomes an image, a frame – literal and conceptual to the objects, but also to the gallery. After the exhibition, the walls will be painted white ready for the next exhibition. Steven’s plasterboard walls up to this date have been temporary, however the composition specific to Castor will be in situ for as long as the Gallery is. The fabric and structure of the space, perhaps re-visited by future artists. While the exhibition is on, the wall is art, a painting. What happens once it is painted over, white? Is it still a painting, or a functional wall? These questions set an agenda around bringing focus to the function, or possible relation a wall has to artwork.