Irregular Pulse Ayling&Conroy, Bedwyr Williams, James R Ford, Russell Herron, Sarah Doyle, Stewart Gough

30 July – 16 August
PRIVATE VIEW WEDNESDAY 30 July 18.00 – 21.00
FERREIRA PROJECTS is proud to announce James R Ford’s first curatorial project – Irregular Pulse. Presenting a group of contemporary artists whose work is imbued with a sense of play and conceptual wit; spanning installation, sculpture, painting and video.

“I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary.
I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself.”
Claes Oldenburg “I Am for an Art”, 1961.

Ayling&Conroy are interested in making artwork that entertains, and involves various forms of audience engagement. Their practice has grown out of an interest in the context in which artwork is created and received, and the audience’s participation with the work, wherever it exists; both at the point of experiencing the work in the gallery or in its wider dissemination through discussion, documentation and other types of media.

Bedwyr Williams represented Wales at the 2005 Venice Biennale with a project called ‘Basta’. His work involves stand-up comedy, sculpture and painting, posters and photography. He recently gave a performance at Royal College of Art, London and had a solo exhibition entitled ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ at STORE at the start of 2008.

James R Ford is an artist whose practice is concerned with childlike past-times, pursuits and obsessions. His body of work consists of projects and investigations based around observations, process and play: ranging from a formula predicting Bond film plot structures, to tracking the lives of cigarette lighters, to covering a Ford Capri in over 4,000 toy cars. Ford’s latest work focuses on his fascination with his pet – utilising his adolescent cat as an art tool.

Russell Herron has produced a series of works as adverts, announcements, stickers, magazines, litter, wall paintings and performances as well as an online blog and an email listing service. His work frequently uses his own name as an intervention in an ever growing series of signs and free collectables. He is the founder of The Russellettes, a group of individuals who appear at private views and launches dressed in Russell Herron branded T shirts.

Sarah Doyle uses mixed media and drawing, along with video and multi media. The subjects dealt with typically involve popular culture and growing up. Her work concentrates on the emulation of icons and obsessions, feelings of isolation and trying to fit in. Doyle’s current work consists of paintings using nail varnish and nail technician tools on mirrors.

Stewart Gough’s sculptures are assemblages of everyday plastic objects and utility systems used as though real world ‘Lego’ bricks. Operating in the spirit of Archigram’s ‘Instant Cities’; often implying an integrated mode of transport, decamping to facilitate their operation as sculptural event, thereby proposing a new, materially ‘merged down’ space for a positively ironic sculpture.
All participating artists will be exhibiting new or recent work. To accompany the show there will be a new limited edition collectable by Russell Herron and a special appearance by The Russellettes on the opening night.

For further information and images please contact Christian Ferreira on 020 7033 3788 or email christian@ferreiraprojects.com

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018

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