RUG WHOOPS

Joshua Abelow, Ellen Gronemeyer, Stuart Middleton, Alex Rathbone, John Strutton

*Private view : 26 April 6.00 – 9.00 pm with performance by Flame Proof Moth*

The Sunday Painter is pleased to announce the opening of Rug Whoops, an exhibition of new works by Joshua Abelow, Ellen Gronemeyer Stuart Middleton, Alex Rathbone and John Strutton.

The title, Rug Whoops, an anagram of ‘Group Show’ seemed a fitting approach to frame an exhibition of works by these five different artists. The serious anagrammatist seeks out anagrams that after the rearrangement of letters, still pertain a hint or a link to the original words, to lift a few from an online hall of fame: Slot Machine = Cash Lost in’em, Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z’s or the disturbingly poetic Desperation = A rope ends it. The vast majority of anagrams produced however are garbled, and appear cryptic.

Within the artists work there is a personal, habitual logic at play that underpins and fuels the work and in a similar way to the anagram it is produced, yet partially concealed through these individual processes, the viewer left with the aftermath. Ritual and impulse seeps through the practices with rawness in both content and approach – ephemeral clutter and dumb characters are strewed across different surfaces: walls, canvas, drumskins, guitars, a laptop and a leather jacket. 

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Alex Rathbone, fat kid mentality, 2013 / keep the hacks, 2013

Alex Rathbone

fat kid mentality, 2013 / keep the hacks, 2013
Alex Rathbone, fat kid mentality,2013modelling materials, IBM thinkpad laptop, LED lights 120 x 31 x 31 cm

Alex Rathbone

fat kid mentality,2013
modelling materials, IBM thinkpad laptop, LED lights
120 x 31 x 31 cm
Alex Rathbone, fat kid mentality,2013 (detail)modelling materials, IBM thinkpad laptop, LED lights 120 x 31 x 31 cm

Alex Rathbone

fat kid mentality,2013 (detail)
modelling materials, IBM thinkpad laptop, LED lights
120 x 31 x 31 cm
Alex Rathbone, keep the hacks, 2013modelling materials, IBM thinkpad laptop, LED lights 120 x 31 x 31 cm

Alex Rathbone

keep the hacks, 2013
modelling materials, IBM thinkpad laptop, LED lights
120 x 31 x 31 cm
Alex Rathbone,-first-person-view,-thrid-person-view,-2013-(small), first person view / third person view, 2013acrylic on canvas 41 x 86 cm

Alex Rathbone,-first-person-view,-thrid-person-view,-2013-(small)

first person view / third person view, 2013
acrylic on canvas
41 x 86 cm
Ellen Gronemeyer, Wrestlemania, 2012 oil on canvasboard  80 x 60 cm

Ellen Gronemeyer

Wrestlemania, 2012
oil on canvasboard
80 x 60 cm
Joshua Abelow, Dancing-Man, 2012 oil on linen 101.60 x 76.20 cm

Joshua Abelow

Dancing-Man, 2012
oil on linen
101.60 x 76.20 cm
Joshua Abelow, Dancing-Man, 2012 oil on linen 101.60 x 76.20 cm

Joshua Abelow

Dancing-Man, 2012
oil on linen
101.60 x 76.20 cm
John Strutton,  Sixstring / Drumskin, 2009 mixed media on guitars and drumskins dimensions variable

John Strutton

Sixstring / Drumskin, 2009 mixed media on guitars and drumskins dimensions variable
John Strutton, Sixstring 2009 mixed media on guitars and drumskins dimensions variable

John Strutton

Sixstring 2009
mixed media on guitars and drumskins
dimensions variable
John Strutton, Sixstring 2009 mixed media on guitars and drumskins dimensions variable

John Strutton

Sixstring 2009
mixed media on guitars and drumskins
dimensions variable
John Strutton, Sixstring / Drumskin, 2009 mixed media on guitars and drumskins dimensions variable

John Strutton

Sixstring / Drumskin, 2009
mixed media on guitars and drumskins
dimensions variable
Stuart Middleton, Argot of irrelevance, 2013 Sumi ink, vinyl stickers dimensions variable

Stuart Middleton

Argot of irrelevance, 2013
Sumi ink, vinyl stickers
dimensions variable