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Irregular Pulse - Ferreira Projects

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FERREIRA Projects is presenting James R Ford’s first curatorial project, Irregular Pulse – from July 30 to August 16, 2008.

It brings together a group of contemporary artists – Ayling and Conroy, Bedwyr Williams, James R Ford, Russell Herron, Sarah Doyle and Stewart Gough – whose work is imbued with a sense of play and conceptual wit, spanning installation, sculpture, painting and video.

Ayling and Conroy are interested in making artwork that entertains, and involves various forms of audience engagement. Their practice has grown out of an interest in the context in which artwork is created and received, and the audience’s participation with the work, wherever it exists; both at the point of experiencing the work in the gallery or in its wider dissemination through discussion, documentation and other types of media.

Bedwyr Williams represented Wales at the 2005 Venice Biennale with a project called Basta. His work involves stand-up comedy, sculpture and painting, posters and photography. He recently gave a performance at the Royal College of Art, London and had a solo exhibition entitled No More Mr Nice Guy at STORE at the start of 2008.

James R Ford is an artist whose practice is concerned with childlike past-times, pursuits and obsessions. His body of work consists of projects and investigations based around observations, process and play, and ranges from a formula predicting Bond film plot structures, to tracking the lives of cigarette lighters, to covering a Ford Capri in over 4,000 toy cars. Ford’s latest work focuses on his fascination with his pet – utilising his adolescent cat as an art tool.

Russell Herron has produced a series of works as adverts, stickers, announcements, magazines, litter, wall paintings and performances as well as an online blog and an email listing service. His work frequently uses his own name as an intervention in an ever growing series of signs and free collectables. He is the founder of The Russellettes, a group of individuals who appear at private views and launches dressed in Russell Herron branded T shirts.

Sarah Doyle uses mixed media and drawing, along with video and multi media. The subjects dealt with typically involve popular culture and growing up. Her work concentrates on the emulation of icons and obsessions, feelings of isolation and trying to fit in. Doyle’s current work consists of paintings using nail varnish and nail technician tools on mirrors.

Stewart Gough’s sculptures are assemblages of everyday plastic objects and utility systems used as though real world Lego bricks.

All participating artists will be exhibiting new or recent work. To accompany the show there will be a new limited edition collectable by Russell Herron and a special appearance by The Russellettes on the opening night (July 30, from 6pm to 9pm).

For more information call 020 7033 3788 or visit the website.

Ferreira Projects, Lower Ground Floor, 23 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PB.