Salt and Pegram presents
An exhibition of works by Adam Fenton
Salt and Pegram, 63-65 Princelet Street, London, E1 5LP
For four weeks Salt and Pegram is excited to present a selection of works by landscapist and Victoriana artist Adam Fenton.
He has a multi-disciplinary practice comprised of wall based pieces and installations and has exhibited nationally including a solo show at 6 Project Space, Bournemouth.
His work looks at the significance of painting, ornament and architectural follies specifically during the late nineteenth century. Often status symbols, these aesthetic features were prolific within the realm of the bourgeois. Through his work, he looks at how this bravado spreads into the everyday.
The juxtaposition of the labour intensive decoration of the Victorian domestic and the relatively disposable, machine produced commodities of contemporary England is at the forefront of his practice. As an artist, he investigates the implication of earnestly hand crafted artworks, and their position in a culture proliferated with simulacra and superficial reproductions. Exploring processes surrounding the model-copy dichotomy, his work looks at the individual in contrast to the mass produced.
We’d love to see you at the private view on Thursday 9th October, 6 – 9pm.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org