SARTORIAL CONTEMPORARY ART
101A Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LN
16th Nov - 14th Dec 2005
Private View 16th Nov 6-9 pm
Opening Time: Mon-Fri 1:30-7:30pm

Brand-X brings together the work of three artists who all appear to use very different subject matter as the starting points for their work. The end results similarly appear to have little in common with one another, but all the artists profess an interest in the idea of failed intentions, of thwarted attempts and altered plans. Here their works are presented together to investigate how collectively and individually they react critically and formally to unforeseen problems by adopting alternative solutions.

Sam Dargan weaves complex narratives around the lives of ordinary people. The viewer is witness to a nocturnal noir-esque world of paranoia, loss and failure. Often shown in sequence his paintings offer a glimpse of an unfolding narrative in which the young male protagonists are caught in fevered exchanges.

Sam Dargan Jacob Rubinstein's Dream 2005,oil on board, 21x29cm
Peter Lamb Magnus of the North project (collaboration with Gretta) 2005, Ink jet print on archival paper, 33x 48cm

Peter Lamb's assemblages tread the delicate path between painting and sculpture. Objects attach themselves to surfaces with glue and injected foam while letters and abstract marks cling to layered surfaces of Perspex and canvas. The work appears simultaneously destructive and hopeful, indiscriminately drawing influences from as far back as the enlightenment.

Will Turner creates intricate and delicate collages and drawings of everyday objects. The seductive collages use layer upon layer of shiny card to create carved impressions of animals, skulls and figures. His graphic drawings play with themes of adolescent fear and desire presenting us with a nightmarish and convoluted comic-book world.

Will Turner Huysman's Tortois 2005, collage, 21x15cm

Sartorial Contemporary Art is a project-led space set up by artist Gretta Sarfaty Marchant. The aim of the gallery is to present the work of upcoming artists/ curators and to promote the exchange of current ideas and practices. Sartorial is open Monday to Friday from 1:30-7:30pm and the exhibition runs from the 16 th November until 14 th December.