The friend I have/is a passionate friend
Curated by Gill Hedley and with the assistance of Joanna Mackiewicz-Gemes.
5 September - 4 October
Private view: Thursday 4 September, 6-8pm
Andrew Mummery is pleased to announce Jyll Bradley’s first solo
exhibition in London.
Bradley will present light-box works and drawings which focus upon
different concepts of friendship.
A key work in the exhibition is Naming Spaces (1989), described
by Bradley as a ‘personal prototype’. Incorporating back-lit
images of her friends with text by Proust and white sculptural panels,
it establishes Bradley’s engagement with light as both protagonist
and metaphor, as well as a dialogue with aspects of minimalism. Its
inclusion in this exhibition allows for a consideration of friendship
between art works over time.
In the years since Naming Spaces, Bradley expanded her practice
into text, radio, and large scale public art works. She recently returned
to the studio: developments in LED technology have enabled her to
explore the formal qualities of the light-box. White panels once placed
alongside are now folded round the image, creating a world for it.
In 2013 Bradley’s solo show City of Trees at The National
Library in Canberra formed part of the celebrations of the centenary
of Australia’s capital. Her major installation Green/Light will
be part of the Folkestone Triennial from 30 August 2014. In November
Le Jardin Hospitalier – a 100m long immersive back-lit
installation - will be inaugurated at Lille University Hospital, France.
The friend I have/is a passionate friend will be accompanied
by a reflective text by Liam Gillick, a fellow student at Goldsmith’s
College and the first person to write about Bradley’s work.
A second text will be a conversation about the exhibition between
Bradley and the show’s curator Gill Hedley. Both texts will
be available from the gallery and on line.
Jyll Bradley was born in Folkestone, United Kingdom in 1966. She lives
and works in London. www.jyllbradley.com
Solo exhibitions include City of Trees, The National Library
of Australia, Canberra, Australia, 2013; Lovers, neighbours, friends,
artconnexion, Lille, France, 2012; Airports for the Lights, Shadows
and Particles, the Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2011; The Botanic
Garden, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2008.
Group exhibitions include Lookout, The Folkestone Triennial,
Folkestone, UK, 2014; The Negligent Eye, the Bluecoat, Liverpool,
UK, 2014; Recent Acquisitions, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool,
UK, 2013; Galapagos, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh,
UK and Centro d’Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012/2013; This
Storm is What We Call Progress, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2005
Further information and press about Jyll Bradley's work:
For further information, please contact Mummery + Schnelle on:
+44 (0)20 7729 9707 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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