Standpoint Gallery and Studios

Standpoint Gallery exterior

Standpoint Gallery is a leading artist-run gallery and studios in London. It does not represent artists, but curates shows from submission and invitation, concentrating on emerging/mid-career artists from the UK and internationally.

All projects are developed in collaboration with selected artists and aim to provide a platform for innovative new work and ideas.

Standpoint Futures visual art development residencies are for emerging/mid career artists, based outside Greater London. They are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. The residency's chief aims are to provide high quality, individualised opportunities to develop the artist's practice and career, and to integrate London and the regional UK art world to promote access and the exchange of ideas.

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is the most significant award for emerging artists working in the field of sculpture in the UK: offering £8,000 in financial support towards the making of new work, plus a solo show at Standpoint Gallery.

The gallery is funded through and an integral part of Standpoint Studios, a registered charity comprising 5 large studios providing creative workspace for 10-15 artists and makers.

All income made by Standpoint Gallery is re-invested into the organisation in order to support its activities as a charity.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Wednesday - Saturday during exhibitions. Please see website for details.

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

We are situated between Old Street and Hoxton Square.
Tube: Old Street / Overground: Shoreditch or Hoxton / Buses: 243, 55, 135

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.
A Corruption of Mass

A Corruption of Mass

  • 27 April — 4 June 2016 *on now

Standpoint is proud to announce the thirteenth solo exhibition of an artist supported by the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award.

Drawing influence from the puzzling nature of the chemical element Bismuth, Megan Broadmeadow’s exhibition is a visual and physical exploration of its complex fractal character, and its somehow overlooked placement in cultural history.

Megan’s research has uncovered significant disparate histories and arcane uses for Bismuth, including its use as a shamanic tool providing a portal into other realms, its uniquely strong diamagnetic properties, and a particularly intriguing discovery at Roswell that suggests this curious element may yet provide the answer to unlocking the mystery of alien space travel.

Megan’s installation seeks to provoke renewed interest in solving the many remaining puzzles and gaps in the record. Has information gone missing? Did the Aztecs base their temples on its pyramidal structure? Did the Greek’s iconic key and wave patterns find their origin in the spiral at the heart of Bismuth? Does Trump Tower’s strange geometry somehow allude to Bismuth, or to other kinds of corruption?
Taking as her starting point for the exhibition an obscure lecture by Linda Moulton Howe on the discovery of a controversial bismuth/magnesium layered metal, claimed as unknown to conventional science, Megan builds a complex and disorienting series of sculptural installations and video projections, mirroring the potential for otherworldliness that this complex element exudes.

For more information / images contact Fiona MacDonald: 0207 739 4921 / gallery@standpointlondon.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free.

Website

http://www.standpointlondon.co.uk

Getting there

We are situated between Old Street and Hoxton Square.
Tube: Old Street / Overground: Shoreditch or Hoxton / Buses: 243, 55, 135

Standpoint Gallery and Studios
45 Coronet Street
Hoxton
London
Greater London
N1 6HD
England

Website

www.standpointlondon.co.uk/

E-mail

gallery@standpointlondon.co.uk

Telephone

020 7739 4921

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