|Jyll Bradley The friend I have/is a passionate friend
Curated by Gill Hedley and with the assistance of Joanna Mackiewicz-Gemes.
5 September - 4 October
4 September, 6-8pm
Andrew Mummery is pleased to announce Jyll Bradley’s first
solo exhibition in London.
Bradley will present light-box works and drawings which focus
upon different concepts of friendship.
A key work in the exhibition is Naming Spaces (1989),
described by Bradley as a ‘personal prototype’.
Incorporating back-lit images of her friends with text by Proust
and white sculptural panels, it establishes Bradley’s
engagement with light as both protagonist and metaphor, as well
as a dialogue with aspects of minimalism. Its inclusion in this
exhibition allows for a consideration of friendship between
art works over time.
In the years since Naming Spaces, Bradley expanded
her practice into text, radio, and large scale public art works.
She recently returned to the studio: developments in LED technology
have enabled her to explore the formal qualities of the light-box.
White panels once placed alongside are now folded round the
image, creating a world for it.
In 2013 Bradley’s solo show City of Trees at
The National Library in Canberra formed part of the celebrations
of the centenary of Australia’s capital. Her major installation
Green/Light will be part of the Folkestone Triennial from 30
August 2014. In November Le Jardin Hospitalier –
a 100m long immersive back-lit installation - will be inaugurated
at Lille University Hospital, France.
I have/is a passionate friend will be accompanied by a
reflective text by Liam Gillick, a fellow student at Goldsmith’s
College and the first person to write about Bradley’s
work. A second text will be a conversation about the exhibition
between Bradley and the show’s curator Gill Hedley. Both
texts will be available from the gallery and on line.
Jyll Bradley was born in Folkestone, United Kingdom in 1966.
She lives and works in London. www.jyllbradley.com
Solo exhibitions include City of Trees, The National
Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia, 2013; Lovers,
neighbours, friends, artconnexion, Lille, France, 2012;
Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles, the
Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2011; The Botanic Garden, the
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2008.
Group exhibitions include Lookout, The Folkestone Triennial,
Folkestone, UK, 2014; The Negligent Eye, the Bluecoat,
Liverpool, UK, 2014; Recent Acquisitions, The Walker
Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2013; Galapagos, The Fruitmarket
Gallery, Edinburgh, UK and Centro d’Arte Moderna, Lisbon,
Portugal, 2012/2013; This Storm is What We Call Progress,
Arnolfini, Bristol, 2005
Further information and press about Jyll Bradley's work:
For further information, please contact Mummery + Schnelle on:
+44 (0)20 7729 9707 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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