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Click to enlargeTIM NOBLE AND SUE WEBSTER : STICKS WITH DICKS AND SLITS
Feb 3 - Mar 25, 2017
Tim Noble and Sue Webster return to Blain|Southern London to present a new body of sculptural works. In their third exhibition with the gallery, ‘sticks with Dicks and Slits’, the duo present pairs of giant self-portraits. These stickfigures are sculpted in twisted bronze, an entirely new method for the artists.
 
Based on handmade maquettes made with electrical wire, the sculptures are an act of upscaling playful ephemera into physically domineering artworks with a permanency and scale that transcends human limitations.

JAMES WHITE : BODIES
Nov 22, 2017 - Jan 20, 2018
Private view Tue Nov 21 6pm - 8pm
Blain|Southern presents BODIES, an exhibition of new paintings by James White.
 
White’s grey scale paintings explore everyday minutiae and hint at something that has happened or may occur. Fleeting moments from intimate, domestic scenes are paused, extended and captured by the artist in meticulous detail.
 
The references for the paintings are the artist’s own photographs; stripped of their original colour, the painting shifts focus onto subject and technique. Reminiscent of crime scene photography, ‘The paintings are forensic in the manner of their image-capture, the documentary-no-expense-spared monochrome…’1. Tightly cropped, they are suggestive of incidents beyond the frame, alluding to a human presence without depicting any individuals.
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SOPHIE JUNG : COME FRESH HELL OR FRESH HIGH WATER
Nov 29, 2017 - Jan 20, 2018
Private view Tue Nov 28 6pm - 8pm
For the second in Blain|Southern’s new series of exhibitions, collectively titled Lodger, its curator Tom Morton has invited the artist Sophie Jung to develop a new sculptural installation, accompanied by a performance that exists as both a live event and a looping video work. For this exhibition, Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, Jung will transform Blain|Southern’s lower gallery into an environment that recalls at once a bunker, an ice cellar, a Brechtian stage set, and a dressing room. Scale, here, is subject to sudden glitches, and the most mundane of objects – coffee mugs, shower curtains, hat stands – hum with histories, ironies, and a simmering sense of fury.
 
Performances are scheduled at various point throughout the run of the exhibition. Dates will be announced shortly.

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