Monday, 30 January 2012

Hallogallo @ Sir John Cass Gallery 10 February – 9 March 2012

Stuart Cumberland, Sean Dawson, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Michael Stubbs, Dolly Thompsett, Vicky Wright.  (Curated by: Sean Dawson, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Michael Stubbs)   
Sir John Cass Gallery, London Metropolitan University, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PF 
Open: 10 February – 9 March, 2012.  Mondays – Fridays 10am-5pm
Private View: Thursday 9 February, 2012, 6-8.30pm
Enquiries: (t) 0044 (0)7970 075644.  (e)

In the face of stock market meltdown, unemployment, revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, rioting and looting on the streets of London, the survival stakes become high and when the chips are down what’s left amongst the rubble is the last benign act - decadent hedonism.
Hallogallo is the title of a track from the Krautrock band Neu from 1972.  It’s a knowing play on the German slang word halligalli which means ‘wild partying’ and is intended as an ironic pun.
On the one hand all the paintings presented utilise hallucinatory materials, colours, forms and narratives to convey a sense of worldly displacement - a form of wild partying.  On the other, the artists self-consciously deploy these methods as shadows of historical painting styles; they paint the ‘act’ of abstraction and figuration in a knowing, playful and often excessive manner that quotes the carnivalesque parody of law and order.

MINIMAL - EXCESS @ 113 Uxbridge Road - OPEN EALING

John Wilkins, Claude Temin-Vergez, Miho Sato, Michal Sluslakowicz, Matthew Draper, Juan Bolivar, Philip Booth.
Curated by Claude Temin-Vergez

This exhibition is looking at the work of artists across at least 3 painting generations. The pieces presented embrace a sense of the mundane and overlooked and turn it into quiet monumentalism.

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm (or by appointment after hours)
Exhibition dates: Friday 3rd February till Saturday 25th February

For further information please contact:


New Gallery
Pelican House
92 Peckham Road
SE15 5PY

Curated by Sophia Starling and Bayly Shelton.