Foxy Production is an established New York Gallery. It has an international profile, participating in art fairs in Basel, Miami, the Armory and Moscow Biennale as well as curating events at Tate Modern.
I was invited by the curator to participate alongside three artists of international standing in the exhibition Surface Wave 2007. Support was provided by Camberwell, and galleries:Art Concept, Paris; Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe; Roslyn Oxley, Sydney; and Michael Lett, Auckland. The exhibition examined the way in which meaning and significance can be articulated at the borderline between one medium and another.
The invitation was a direct consequence of my research over Oct-Dec 2006 during my Abbey Fellowship in Painting at the British School at Rome. This award is a juried, open competition and was additionally supported by winning a research sabbatical from UAL.
My research was figured around the epistemology of painting practice, its extensions into architecture, exegetical and temporal orders, with a particular concern for the movement of the image through time and prevailing ideologies, in the Warburgian sense of a ‘Gespenstergeschichte’. My practice has involved the displacement of images between media, with an emphasis on both the place or topos of transition and on the potential for extra-territoriality produced by framing and ordering devices like the cartouche and the crypto-porticus. The BSR facilitated the development of my research within an international, interdisciplinary context. Discussion with classicists, archaeologists and historians around the uses of images as well as study of antique and renaissance imaging systems allowed me to formulate new questions about the
movement of the image through time, media and the social constructions of viewing.
Outcomes include a lecture and exhibitions at the British School and in Bologna and have been further developed in a solo show, Huis Clos, Five Years, London 2007.