VIVID Gallery presents:

Glithero, London
new work

September 5 - October 24, 2010

opening reception:
Sunday September 5, 4pm
opening by Jan Boelen, director Z33 in Hasselt Belgium

Glithero (Sarah van Gameren and Tim Simpson) will be the first to show work in the new space of the VIVID Gallery in the Red Apple in Rotterdam.
Glithero will present:
- a big 'Blueware' wall piece especially made for Rotterdam: almost thousand tiles with blue photoprints of plants.
- Blueware vases,
- Part of the 'Running Mould' installation made for Z33
- new fragile 'Running Mould' tables


Blueware Tiles and Vases

Historically, photography has been an inspiring medium for artists who try to capture the 'moment'. Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren perpetually try to solve the riddle of how to capture the beauty they see in the moment of transformation. Experimentation with photographic formulas lead to the union of the long forgotten photographic technique of cyanotype, and the material that traditionally has a love affair with the colour blue; ceramics.
Flowers and humble weeds are arranged on vases and tiles with a cyanotype infused surface and then exposed to UV-light. Magically, the visible area turns intense blue; a ghostly white
shadow remains hidden behind the flower.
The tile patterns are created with pressed specimens composed between sheets of glass like a photographic negative. They are a first step into the realm of production where a new dialogue
between craft and design begins.
This project is built upon the inventions of our Anglo-Dutch predecessors, shattered into small
fragments and kaleidoscopically rearranged. Anna Atkins was the first in 1843 to present cyanotypes of plants and the work bears reference to the Dutch tradition of still life painting and Delft Blue.
Josiah Wedgwood’s meticulous development in process inspired us in our long term experimentation to realise Blueware, and experts at Kew Gardens shared with us the technique of pressing and preserving that has not changed for hundreds of years. The result is a unique collection of blue pieces that serve as artifacts to the moment they were created.
Our subjects, the plants and weeds, grow between the pavements of our local borough and map the area where we currently work and live.

Glithero was founded by British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, who met and studied at the Royal College of Art. From their studio in Chalk Farm London they create product, furniture, and time-based installations that give birth to unique and wonderful products. The work is presented in
a broad spectrum of medium, but follows a consistent conceptual path; to capture and present the beauty in the moment things are made.
In the past year Studio Glithero has presented solo shows in London and Paris, as well as exhibitions in Milan, Berlin, Hasselt and Lisbon. In 2009 they were inaugurated into the Vauxhall Collective, were awarded the Crafts Council Maker Development Award and became visiting professors at the Royal College of Art.



For more information or photos please contact Saskia Copper

VIVID Gallery
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The Netherlands
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