Jack Gwyer, Osian Jenaer and Mo Adams
1st to 6th March, open daily 12 – 6pm. Private view 4th March, 6 – 9pm
DIRTY HOUSE presents works by Jack Gwyer, Osian Jenaer, and Mo Adams. This new body of work inspects the organs of commercialised craft, observing the visual languages forged from its steady spiral into fallacy and the collision of its extremes.
Central to the work is the idea of the artists’ own agency within the commercial landscape. The exhibition’s title, “Dirty House” takes its name from the studio the artists share in South London. Surrounded by industry and mechanised production, the artists respond to the dichotomy between destruction and fabrication in their enclosing landscape.
Through contemporary painting, digital fabrication and construction using found objects, the creators look to exploit the contradictions inherent in commerciality –– the worthlessness of the by-products of so-called high value, the repetition that builds the unique, the sterile conditions of manufactured eroticism –– and find potency in the conception and production of their own work.
The specific amalgamation of the works on show at Fitzrovia Gallery stems from the artists’ embrace of a Frankenstein approach. Fascinated by the potential outside of direct personal representation, the artists have produced works presented as scenes, each with motifs amputated, transplanted, arranged and rearranged by one another, contributing to the cloudy yet boundless voice that is born from multiple tongues speaking as one.
Text by Moses Lyon-Attah.