John Jones Project Space

John Jones Project Space
The Arts Building, Morris Place
Finsbury Park
London
N4 3JG
England

Website

www.johnjones.co.uk/project-space/

E-mail

info@johnjones.co.uk

Telephone

020 7281 5439

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The John Jones Project Space is a not-for-profit art space based in Finsbury Park, London. Dedicated to the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, we aim to deliver an ambitious international programme of exhibitions, events and community outreach activities.

Our focus is on emerging and mid-career artists which means that we often provide the first solo exhibitions of an artist’s work in London.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat 10-3

Admission charges

Free Admission.

Getting there

Finsbury Park Underground: Victoria and Piccadilly line.
Finsbury Park Bus Station: 4, 19, 29, 106, 153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Ludovica Gioscia

Ludovica Gioscia: Neurotic Seduction Astral Production

  • 20 November — 20 December 2014 *on now

These expansive wall-based works are formed through the accumulation of several layers of wallpapers which are then peeled back by the artist to reveal the strata underneath. Gioscia appropriates the language of consumerism, with her flamboyant surfaces acting as a mirror that reflects society’s compulsions and obsessions.

Gioscia is a compulsive hoarder and has been collecting wallpaper since 2003, which she either buys readymade during her travels or on eBay; or she designs herself and screenprints by hand. The wallpaper archive comprises a wide variety of decorative motifs deriving from leisure and entertainment, such as watches, stripes, maps, architectural details, icons from social media, images of currencies no longer in use, geometric shapes, shimmering swirls, palm trees, and much more. Her Giant Decollage works are always site-specific with the selection of motifs feeding into grander narratives of soft power.

Biography

Born in Rome in 1977, Ludovica Gioscia graduated with an MFA in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Art in 2004. She has since exhibited internationally with solo shows at Galleria Mangiabarche in Calasetta (2013), Riccardo Crespi in Milan (2013), Macro in Rome (2012), The Warhol in Pittsburgh (2009), and Siobhan Davies Studios in London (2009). Gioscia has also been part of numerous group exhibitions including group shows at Edinburgh College of Art, Salon 94 in New York, Analix Forever in Geneva, The Miro Foundation in Barcelona, The Warhol in Pittsburgh, The Flag Art Foundation in New York, Jerwood Space and South London Gallery in London, MNAC in Bucharest and Comfort Moderne in Poitiers. Her work is currently part of Edra at The American Academy in Rome and Material girls and their muses at Marcelle Joseph’s project space in London. She lives and works in London.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.johnjones.co.uk/project-space/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
conservation

Conservation Workshop | Paper & Glue

  • 4 December 2014 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for an informal presentation led by Craig Horsfall, Head of Conservation at John Jones. The Conservation team at John Jones are specialists in works on paper, and they are frequently asked for advice on the materials and processes that artists should use. Geared towards practicing artists, but also relevant to a wide range of art professionals, the workshop will focus on the physical properties and long term ageing characteristics of papers and adhesives. It aims to inform artists so that they can make predictions about how their materials will be affected over time. A question and answer session will be included at the end of the workshop.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.johnjones.co.uk/project-space/

Portrait of Ludovica Gioscia

Artist Talk | Ludovica Gioscia

  • 11 December 2014 6:30-8:30pm

To accompany her exhibition Neurotic Seduction Astral Production, Rome-born artist Ludovica Gioscia will be in conversation with Cassandra Needham, Curator of John Jones Project Space, to discuss some of the key themes underpinning her work. Ludovica first started working on the Giant Decollage series in 2006 and has since produced numerous versions of these site-specific installations internationally. Please join us to hear first-hand the artist’s relationship with consumerism, her obsession with collecting and how the wallpaper pieces relates to her larger practice.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.johnjones.co.uk/project-space/

Getting there

Finsbury Park Underground: Victoria and Piccadilly line.
Finsbury Park Bus Station: 4, 19, 29, 106, 153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, W3, W7.

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