‘Subjected to various layers of virtual and material alterations, the finished pieces carry marks of their individual histories as they merge to create a cohesive whole that points to the influence of digital technology on visual culture.’ This is tomorrow
Following six months as the Nina Stewart Artists-in-Residence in the South London Gallery’s (SLG) Outset Artists’ Flat, Julia Crabtree and William Evans present an unfurling installation across the first floor galleries, which continues their examination of the relationship between the body and the screen. Their work references the high artifice of B-movies and the spatial logic of cartoon physics as part of an ongoing investigation into the imagery of our collective conscious. As part of this process they subject forms and figures to varying stages of virtual and material transformation, here resulting in theatrical atmospheric smoke being flattened onto carpet and horizon lines being rendered as abstract sculptures.
Julia Crabtree and William Evans are the third recipients of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency. Crabtree and Evans completed their BAs in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martin’s in 2007. In September 2013 Crabtree finished her MA and Evans his MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art. They recently had a solo exhibition, Hyper Bole, at Legion TV, London (2014).