ASC Gallery


ASC Gallery has moved to its new venue just off East street market.Se17 from its previous venue on Blackfriars road.It runs a series of 5 exhibitions annually with artist talks and workshops linked to shows.
The first show here is by artists Ian Dawson and Louisa Minkin titled Taplow House.They will present results from their own partial exavacation of 30 year old dormant shop units on the Heygate Estate where the gallery is situated.For 10 days in the summer of 2014 they mapped these long dead shops and in ASCs newly refurbished gallery fragments of these time capsules will form the foundation of their installation.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

monday to friday.9.30am to 5.30pm

Admission charges

Please check

Getting there

By train to elephant and castle.By bus 136,343,42,176,12.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Here & Near | Michael Cox

Here & Near | Michael Cox

  • 7 April — 5 May 2017 *on now

The paintings portray the local surroundings of the Aylesbury estate as viewed through the lense of an outsider. Largely working from his previous studios in Somerset and Falmouth, Cox has spent time traveling between the two locations and imbues his work with this sense of distance and detachment from the original subject.

The area is undergoing a vast regeneration scheme that is set to last many years and disrupt many lives, the paintings highlight this displacement and ask the question “is this really necessary?”

Ideas of community and home become lost in the flatness of portrayal, with only a hint of human presence in windows, washing lines or garden spaces. Barricades and walls act as screens in to what was a thriving community of homes.

Cox challenges the limits of representation, how little information is necessary in order to make a coherent image, pictorial space begins to flatten itself.

The tree takes the place of the figure in creating a sense of anticipation and suspense in stage-like compositions.

Tile walls become abstract motifs and reference Suprematism, while brick walls become painterly devices on canvas.

Michael Cox was born in Exeter, UK and lives and works in London, graduating from Falmouth School of Art in 2016. Recent exhibitions include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London and Bluecoat, Liverpool (2016) and Plymouth Contemporary Open, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth (2015).

Suitable for

  • Any age


Getting there

By train to elephant and castle.By bus 136,343,42,176,12.

ASC Gallery
Chaplin Centre,Thurlow street
Greater London
SE17 2DG





020 7274 7474

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