BORROW + BURN
Peter Lamb and Joby Williamson
21 July - 12 August 2007
Private View Fri 20 July 6.30-9pm
Williamson and Lamb collect and question, hoard and interrogate. The ephemeral is gathered and the feral is recalled.
For Williamson it is as if nothing is allowed to go unnoticed. Moments lost are like little deaths, missed opportunities to cut out and keep ordinariness. Objects maybe half-inched or unmade. Polystyrene cups run over by tea swigging cabbies, pre-owned plastic buckets and rhythms of people passing overhead on motorway bridges. The event of the second glance and awareness of our auto-middens.
Lamb also goes trawling through histories and memories - both personal and bootlegged, seeing what the days catch might yield; piratical art history, archives of ripped out pages, odds and ends, art refuse: art as rag and bone man.
Williamson and Lamb make house clearances, mausoleums and museums of stuff. Work that would be suited to an end of life room; an innings worth of collectables and noticeables piled high in the corners for all to pay their respects. They are picking paths through the stuff we choose to have close to us and the bits we push away. Ashes and trophies.
Transition Special Editions
Peter Lamb has produced a series of prints for Transition's occasional Special Editions series.
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Borrow and Burn Reviewed at worldwidereview.com
Peter Lamb and Joby Williamson Borrow and Burn at Transition Gallery London
From: sarah denston
Date: 21 July 2007
Time: 06:46 AM
Transition seems to be on the up, their publications look thicker and glossier than ever. It pleases to
see an artist-run gallery forging ahead. Lets hope that the progress continues.
Transition's location next to a canal in a sort of light industrial block is somewhat suicidal, but it
doesn't seem to prevent the punters turning up, perhaps there is chic attached to these bleak places.
Lamb shows some prints, or photos, or collages that confuse you about what they are. They look a bit
american and a bit german, but I am told that Lamb is a good old Britisher, so you suspect that they
he may admire the teutonic depths and the american razzmatazz. Williamson has done some prints
and illuminated photos of buckets which I could not see through. Two of the gallery walls are painted
black which adds cool.
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