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Traces - Red Gate Gallery

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AN EXHIBITION of work by Laia Lopez, Hannah Luxton, Rosemary Moore and Christina Wilmowski, entitled Traces, will be on display at the Red Gate Gallery from November 14 to November 20, 2008.

The exhibition is an exploration of everyday existence, from the daily environments we encounter, the possessions we amass, to the relationships we form and the bodies we inhabit. An exciting array of art forms will be on display, with pieces varying from sculpture and drawing to moving image.

The exhibition showcases the most recent work of four students from Kingston University, whose varying social backgrounds bring a dynamic cultural multiplicity to their creative practices. Although each artist’s work differs to that of the others, the subject matter of their pieces often overlap and intertwine. This is the result of the artists having shared perceptions and interests, and having worked closely together for two years.

Hannah Luxton’s work is the product of her ongoing attention to detail. She is particularly interested in how weather conditions such as fog, heavy rain or certain types of light affect how our surroundings look.

For Laia Lopez, repetitive acts are key to her art practise. Her work refers to various aspects of a person’s life; for instance, she documents a person’s accumulated belongings and maps the choices that an individual can make.

Christina Wilmowski’s work challenges ideals of the physical body in our society. She uses atypical sculptural materials, including those with surgical connotations (like tubing and cloth) to provoke reflections on body consciousness.

Rosemary Moore’s drawings examine the complexities of everyday relationships. She explores, for instance, the perceptions and misconceptions that can arise from bonds with other people.

Gallery Opening Hours: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm; last day of exhibition (November 20) from 11am to 5pm.

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

Tel: 020 73260993