Threshold, curated by Iain Hales

Iain Hales, Robert Phillips, Cecilia Sjöholm & Sarah Kate Wilson

Exhibition - m2 Gallery Peckham

21st September - 6th November 2019

Threshold brings together the work of four artists, each of whom can be said to be working at the threshold of image and object, exploring the liminal space between painting and sculpture - each artist sharing an interest in the physicalityof colour, manifesting itself in their work in differing ways.

ForThreshold the artists were asked to consider the entirety of their individual window/gallery, subsuming, in some way, that contained space into their work – some are responding by painting the interior of the gallery a specific colour, exploring the juxtaposition between that and their work, others by skinning the walls, elements emerging from these surfaces – the walls and the work becoming one.Each artist is forced to address the glassy threshold that separates the inside of these unique spaces from the environment outside that the viewer occupies –the work as if held in aspic, suspended as in a petri dish, out of reach of the spectator.

Iain Hales received his MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2009 and was the 2013/14 recipient of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award. He has made solo presentations at William Bennington Gallery, 9B Projects, Standpoint Gallery, m2 Gallery and COLE.  His work was included in the m2 Gallery anniversary show, m2(at)15, and has been included in group shows at The Royal Society of Sculptors, London; (It’s All) Tropical, Leeds; LeandaKateLouise, London; Turf Projects, Croydon; Two Queens, Leicester; and BALTIC 39, Newcastle (curated by Phyllida Barlow).

Robert Phillips gained his MFA Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2009.  Recent exhibitions include Skins, London (2019), TheNomenclature of Colours, The Slade Research Centre (2019) and Abstracted Mythologies 4, Parasol Projects, New York, USA (2018).

Cecilia Sjöholm’s recent / ongoing work includes site-specific internal and external art pieces in Gothenburg, Sweden (Trapphusand Threshold, as SjöholmPhillips).  She has taken part in a number of group exhibitions including Creekside Open 2017, selected by Alison Wilding, at APT Gallery (2017), monoChromaat the Crypt Gallery (2016) and What is the Point?at Mall Galleries (2015). Sjöholm recently participated in the London Creative Network artist development programme, run by SPACE. 

Sarah Kate Wilson lives and works in London, teaching on the BA Painting programme at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. She received her MFA (Painting) at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2010) and PhD from the University of Leeds (2017). She has staged large scale painting performances with choral collective MUSARC at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017) and has had solo exhibitions at BALTIC 39, Newcastle and the Armory Centre for the Arts, California, USA. She is currently undertaking a research residency at West Dean College, developing a ballet, to be staged in 2020, inspired by Roger Caillois’ writing on insect mimicry and the laws of magic.