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PREVIOUS PAVEMENT EXHIBITIONS:

# 4: WOOD PAINTING BY PHIL ROOT

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Sunday 8 May – Sunday 12 June 2011
Part of House Festival

Phil Root Artist Talk: Sunday 15 May, 3pm

Wood Painting is an installation by Phil Root created especially for Permanent’s window space on 20 Bedford Place.

Phil Root’s practice explores the illusory plane of the painted surface. His paintings, which incorporate folk-like patterns and primeval imagery such as birds and eggs, become elements within larger installations of domestic objects and surfaces (such as pot plants, rugs, tables). Root employs both representational and diagrammatic methods of depiction, and uses diagrams of natural forms as a map for the placement of objects. Through linking and mixing-up various modes of representation Root creates a dialogue between the space of the installation and the internal space of the paintings, 3d space and the 2d plane, the figurative and the abstract.

For this exhibition Root will create a flat surface to support the installation of paintings, ceramics, plants and other objects, dividing the window space horizontally so that the objects and paintings become viewed as part of a vista.

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# 3: 113 YEARS LATER BY BILL LESLIE

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Monday 21 March – Sunday 24 April 2011

‘113 Years Later is a two-sited work situated in the windows of 20 Bedford Place and Spiral Charity Shop (opposite 20 Bedford Place).

The work in the window of 20 Bedford Place is a construction of sculptural objects, plinths, and flats which rise up like a cityscape. Considering the window as a frame similar to that of film with a flat surface, single vantage point and distancing effect. I have created a composition made of a series of layers, or flats, with objects displayed among them. Technically this is inspired by the use of glass layers in early animation and the flat, layered scenery of Victorian theatre. Aesthetically it combines references to Bauhaus, classical architecture and British abstract sculpture. Some of the objects incorporate forms that echo architectural features found on buildings in Brighton and Hove.

In the window of Spiral Charity Shop a Super-8 film is shown on continuous loop. The film features the same objects and ’set-pieces’ which are installed in the 20 Bedford Place window, exploring further framings, movement and lighting.’ – Bill Leslie

Pavement is a series of exhibitions to be viewed from the street, selected through an open call for proposals.

This project is kindly supported by Spiral a registered charity based in Brighton and Hove providing services for people with learning disabilities.

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# 2: A CABIN IS BURNING BY KITTY CLARK

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Sunday 30 January – Sunday 6 March 2011

‘A Cabin Is Burning, is an installation that consists of three elements; a large black and white silkscreen print derived from theme-park imagery suspended loosely against the wall by eight cartoon arrows, and a black ladder-like structure that stands alone before it.
Like a theatrical backdrop the print defines a space for the ladder, and though striking in appearance, the structure becomes an obsolete object on its stage with no performers. Formally the piece was conceived while considering methods of display and arrangement, particularly looking at the methods used in high street shop spaces – the window space in the location that Permanent has just off Western Road provides an opportunity to bring such elements into a contemporary art space, playing with and disrupting the formalities of commercial display.’ – Kitty Clark

Pavement is a series of exhibitions to be viewed from the street, selected through an open call for proposals.