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Jill Townsley: Moments of Repetition - The Nunnery

Jill Townsley – Moments of Repetition

Exhibition preview

Jill Townsley: Moments of Repetition is on display at the Nunnery Gallery until April 3, 2010.

The exhibition presents a culmination of four years of research by artist Jill Townsley, whose PhD research investigates the role of repetition in art production. Featuring sculpture, video, film, drawing and installation, it explores ideas of repetitive labour in relation to the art object.

Townsley’s artmaking process combines the logical application of repetition with illogical endurance. Her practice encompasses hundreds of hours of repeated actions. The work surpasses regular limits, sometimes resulting in self-destruction, while still generating surprisingly fresh and beautiful moments.

Spoons, which was recently exhibited at the New York Museum of Art & Design, is constructed from 9,273 white plastic spoons and 3,091 red rubber bands. This installation, among others, has been reconstructed for the first time in a British gallery.

Townsley is a London-based artist and recipient of a Gladstone Fellowship from Chester University.

Visitors are invited to contribute to a large-scale drawing inspired by Townsley’s research into the role of repetition in the process of art production.

NB: Jill Townsley will be in conversation in the Gallery on Saturday, March 27 at 3pm.

Times: Thursday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Thursday, April 1 open late till 9pm.

The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ