JIM THREAPLETON

 
 ENEMY - Study XIX, 2017 Oil and boat varnish on 300gm Somerset paper

ENEMY - Study XIX, 2017
Oil and boat varnish on 300gm Somerset paper

 

search for a tipping point where figuration collapses into gesture

Newcastle born, and Royal College of Art graduate, Keith Roberts developed a recognisable and unique style from a very young age. After a residency at the Delfina Foundation, he had the chance to study at the British School at Rome following the award of the Abbey Fellowship. A deeply rewarding experience that still influences his work.

In the early 2000’s, the artist started experimenting with different ways of making following a stone carving masterclass held at the Portland Stone and Quarry Trust. Following a public commission by Oriel Wrecsam in 2015, Keith developed the use of bells as a compelling image of silence and destruction. His series, each very different and unique, are made of plaster and painted to resemble lead, then laid upon their sides along the length of a low wooden platform. The bells represent the voices of those killed in conflict, voices that once rang out but are now stilled, and have fallen silent. Only two years later, The Estorick Collection commissioned three new ambitious works featured in ‘War in the Sunshine, The British in Italy 1917-1918’. 

Keith Roberts’ pieces encourage a contemplation of silenced voices and mute witness. Many of the works in the exhibition are informed by the geography, both political and physical, of the Middle East often described as The Crucible of History. A crucible millennia old that continues to boil and spit. As fearful populations seeking any kind of safety are pushed from one horizon to another this exhibition reflects on the upheaval and chaos that is caused and to tally the absences and silence that ensues.

 

Gallery

 

Press Releases

ENEMY - Jim Threapleton|Phil Hale
29 September - 11 November 2017

CEREMONY - Jim Threapleton Mike Ballard, Teresita Dennis, Philip Gurrey, Arthur Lanyon, Claude Temin-Vergez and Sarah Shaw
17 May – 9 June 2017

 

Exhibition History

2017 — ENEMY - Jim Threapleton | Phil Hale, No. 20 Arts, London

2017 — Ceremony - Group Show, Tat Art, Barcelona

2107 — Ceremony - Group show, No. 20 Arts, London

2017 — Morphosis, Group Show, West Contemporary, London

2016 — AP42 Impression. Contemporary Printmaker Exchange, Macau

2016 — WAC Prize Exhibition, Wells

2015 — Memories of the Hunt: Paintings and Prints, Serena Morton, London (solo)

2013 — Echo: Poetics of Translation ICA, Singapore

2013-14 — 21, Home House, Portman Square, London

2013 — Paint Club, Beaconsfield, London

2012-13 — Material Matters,  East Wing X, Courtauld Institute of Art , London

2012 — Jim Threapleton & Piers Jackson, Serena Morton Gallery, London

2011 — Never Mind, Space Studios, London

2011 — Multiple Authors and Previous Owners , Chelsea College.  

2011 — S.A.G.S  Woodmill Studios and Gallery, London

2011 — Precious Little, Crypt Gallery, St. Martin in the Fields, London

2010 — MA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art, London

2010 — Auto Italia Gallery, London  

 

Publications

ENEMY - Jim Threapleton | Phil Hale 

Exhibition catalogue
80 pages; fully illustrated in colour
9 x 9 inches (23.1 x 23.1 cm);

£20.00

Please contact the gallery at info@no20arts.com to purchase a copy.

 
 
 
 
...What are your plans for the future of the planet my Lord Hamlet,
what are your plans?
...Ham and Jam
...What are your plans for the future of the planet my Lord Hamlet,
what are your plans?
...Branches
— Childe Roland, One-act-verse play HAM AND JAM
 
 ENEMY - Study XIX, 2017 Oil and boat varnish on 300gm Somerset paper

ENEMY - Study XIX, 2017
Oil and boat varnish on 300gm Somerset paper