West London Projects

Previously Exhibited


Endless Summer

Using the 1966 surfing documentary ‘The Endless Summer’ as a metaphor Gyonata Bonvicini brought together a group of young international artists. The movie by Bruce Brown, which follows two surfers around the globe in their quest for a perfect wave, became synonymous with hardcore surfing, youthful freedom and nomadic attitude. In the same way, this group of artists uses a series of signs where different languages and cultures are intertwined in a continuous redefinition of the concept of form. In working with vernacular aesthetics, all the artists play on the borderline between the staged and the un-staged; the action or the event, inducing their audience into a position of uncertainty. Despite their varied cultural backgrounds, the artists’ work shares the ambiguity of apparent beauty laced with an ironic subversion; the often attractive and skilfully rendered artwork at second sight reveals an insurgent edge.

The Endless Summer offers a turbulent view, where no phenomenon can be seen to develop in a simple linear, progressive or hierarchical manner; building chaos into forms supposed to be stable. All their different praxis and attitudes are related to the concept of “abstract matter”, which rather than being constituted in fixed entities, is made up of movements, of endless crossing and re-crossing of lines of stratification. It represents a living organism, a fluid network of signs, the matrix and result of a series of codes in which each artist inserts his own.

Artists


Richard Aldrich: Biography

Born 1975 Hampton, VA
Lives in Brooklyn, New York

Education

1995–1998 BFA, Ohio State University

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006

Corvi-Mora, London

2005

Art Rock, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, Rockefeller Center, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2005

Project Gallery, Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York
Lesser New York, FIA Backstrom Production, New York
Greater New York 2005, P.S.I, New York

Peter Coffin

Born 1972, Berkeley, California
Lives and works in New York

Education

1998–2000 MFA, Carnegie Mellon University
1992–1995 BA, University of California at Davis

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007

Herald Steet, London

2005

Hello Headspace, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy
New Work, Living Room D Lyx Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Absinthe Drinker, The Wrong Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

Wanas 2006 – 8 American Artists, The Wanas Foundation, Malmo, Sweden
The Fact, Abstract,
Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Deaf, from Audible to Visible, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris

Sean Dack: Biography

Born 1976 Albany, NY
Lives and works in New York City

Education

2000–2002 MFA Columbia University School of the Arts, NY,
1998–2000 BA Purchase College of Art and Design, Purchase, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006

Thank you for the music, Spruth Magers Lee, London
Sean Dack, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Diminished Returns/Innocent Eyes, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Thank you for the music, Spruth Magers Lee, Munich, Germany

2004

Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

The Uncertain States of America, Musee d’Art Modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris

2005

There’s a City In My Mind, Southfirst:art, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Works on Paper, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Sadie Hawkins Dance, Summer Group Show, Southfirst:art, Brooklyn, NY

Kate Davis: Biography

Born 1977, New Zealand
Lives and works in Glasgow

Education

2000–2001 MPhil Art & Design in Organisational Contexts, Glasgow School of Art
1997–2000 BA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art

Solo Exhibitions
2006

STOP! STOP! STOP!, Kunsthalle Basel,
Build Cracks, Dicksmith Gallery, London

2005

Could we? I am asking, The Breeder, Athens

2004

Participant, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow

Selected Group Exhibitions
2005

The Music of the Future, Gasworks Gallery, London
Group Show, Transmission, Glasgow
Exile: New York is a Good Hotel, Broadway 1602, New York

2004

Flesh at War with Enigma, Kunsthalle Basel,
Country Grammar, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
See Through Mask, Temporary Art Space, Glasgow

Christian Frosi

Born 1973, Milan
Lives and works in Milan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006

Ruediger Schoettle, Muenchen

2005

Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin
Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana  

2003

ZERO…, Milano

Selected Group Exhibitions
2005

We Disagree, Andrew Kreps, New York
E-Flux video Rental, The International Foundation Manifesta-Manifesta at Home, Amsterdam
Open Garden, Fortescue Avenue, Jonathan Viner, London
Arte all’arte 2005, Castello di Linari, Siena

Claire Harvey

Born 1976, United Kingdom
Lives and works in Amsterdam

Education

2002–2004 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2000–2001 M.A. Chelsea College of Art
1995–1999 BA Fine Art, University of Reading

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005

STORE, London

2005

Leeuwaarden Museet, Holland
Fons Welters, Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions
2005

Check in Europe, EPO Building, Munich, G

2005

Dreaming of sheep, wall-paintings, warehouse, Utrecht, NL
The Molecular History of Everything, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Camilla Løw

Born 1976, Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Glasgow

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Fransisco

2004

Sutton Lane, London
Bandito, The Collective, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

Momentum, Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
60 – Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Surfing the Surface, Galleria Paolo Bonzano, Rome

2005

Blankness is not a void, Standard, Olso, Norway
Prisms & Shadows, Glasgow Print Studios

Mai-Thu Perret

Born 1976, Geneva
Lives and works in Geneva and Berlin

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006

Apocalypse Ballet, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Solid objects, Chisenhale Gallery, London
The Renaissance Society, Chicago

2005

Solid objects, Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Geneva
Heroine of the People, Galerie Praz-Delavallde, Paris

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

Exposition des Bourses Des Fonds Berthoud, Lissignol-Chevalier et Galland, Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva
Madame la baronne était assez grotesque, plutôt rococo et totalement baroque, Centre d’Art Mira Phalaina, Paris
Inside now, we walked into a room with coca-cola coloured walls, Grazer Kunstverein

2005

Model Modernism, Artist Space, New York
Parallel Life, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Wednesday Calls the Future, National Arts Center, Tbilissi
In the poem about love the word love does not appear, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow

Eileen Quinlan

Born 1972, Boston MA
Lives and works in Brooklyn

Education

2003–2005 MFA, Columbia University, New York
1993–1996 BFA, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006

Eileen Quinlan, Sutton Lane, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

United Artists Ltd, IV, United Artists Ltd, Marfa, Texas
Dialog #1: Puzzled, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York
Supports, Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
Everything beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation, The Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, New York
Slow Burn, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, Switzerland

Egill Sæbjörnsson

Born 1973, Reykjavik

Education

1995–1996 University Paris 8. St.Denis. France
1993–1997 The Icelandic College of Arts and Craft. Reykjavik

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005

Mr. Piano and Mrs. Pile, 101 Gallery. Reykjavik
Living Art Museum. Reykjavik

2004

Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions
2005

Cold Climate, Living Art Museum. Reykjavik

2004

New Currencies, The National Gallery of Iceland. Reykjavik
Not in Heaven and Not on Earth, Museum of Modern Art. Skopje. Macedonia
Our House is A House That Moves, Scuc gallery. Ljubliana

Michael Sailstorfer

Born 1979, Vilsbiburg
Lives and works in Monaco

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006

Book Presentation, Münzclub, Berlin
High, Institut für moderne Kunst im Zumikon, Nürnberg
E-Moll, Johann König, Berlin

2005

Zeite ist Keine Authoban, ZERO..., Milano
My Private, curated by Barbara Casavecchia, Anna Daneri, Paola Manfrin, Milano
Der Schein Trügt, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles
Hoher Besuch, Marta Herford, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

Bühne des Lebens-Rhetorik des Gefüls, Kunstbau, Stästische Galerie im Lenbachaus, München
Group show, Galerie Johann König, Berlin
Kontracom06, Contemporary Festival, Salzburg

Nicole Wermers

Born 1971, Emsdetten, Germany
Lives and works in London

Education

1999 MA Fine Art, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design
1998 Scholarship of the DAAD, German Exchange Service for London
1990–97 Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2006

Herald Street, London
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2005

Residency, Camden Arts Centre, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2006

Triennale, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Tate Britain, London
The Discreet Insidious Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Van Abbe Museum, Einhoven

2005

Jaybird, Zero, Milan
The Addiction, 4. Berlin Biennale, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin

Works


Selected works from the exhibition

The Endless Summer, Installation View
Camilla Low, Mai-Thu Perret, Egill Saebjornsson
Courtsey westlondonprojects
Photograph by Andy Keate
©The Artists 2006
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 The Endless Summer,  Installation View