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425 - Red Gate Gallery

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

425, a show of recent works by London based artists Emma Taylor, Charlotte Norwood, Chloe Stead and Charlie Wainwright, will be on display at the Red Gate Gallery from Friday, November 28 to Thursday, December 4, 2008.

In the naming of their show 425, the artists have deliberately avoided using as a title an umbrella term – something that by meaning anything at all ultimately means nothing. In doing so they hope to break out of the necessity of adding a ‘theme’ to a group show and therefore freeing themselves from changing their practice to fit with audience expectations.

425 refers to the number of days between the artists meeting and the first day of the exhibition. There is no coherent philosophy that ties together the work and the artists have not attempted to fabricate one for the purpose of this exhibition. It is more a modest “this is what we have done”.

With interests in textiles, new media, painting and institutional critic the show will invariably be diverse but what is perhaps most interesting is that despite making work separately, through constant discussion with each other all the work to a certain extent is collaborative.

Times: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, last day of exhibition (Thursday, December 4) from 11am to 5pm.

Red Gate Gallery, 209a Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RU

Telephone: 020 73260993

Traces is currently on display at the Red Gate Gallery.
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It is followed – from November 21 to November 26, 2008 – by the IATTDA Winter 2008 Exhibition.
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