George Charman has transformed The Foundry Gallery in London’s Chelsea with a room sized site specific installation: Blind Spot. a new body of work which continues Charman’s fascination with grid forms, pattern and geometry. Silver and black chain screens hang from the gallery's ceiling in a quincunx/diamond grid formation creating a three–dimensional sculptural pattern where the curtains form smaller intimate spaces. Interspersed throughout are framed drawings that explore the quincunx transformed into two dimensions.
Blind Spot. challenges not only how we perceive architectural space by creating temporary sub-divisions, but also the physicality and solidness of an object. At first glance the chain screens hanging in grid formation appear as solid planes of black and silver through the gallery window. Walking around the installation you quickly realise that what you first thought was a solid object is in fact permeable. The room size three-dimensional pattern turns out to be fluid and changeable.
Blind Spot. only survives for the period of this exhibition. The installation and drawings will be re-hung weekly each time creating dynamic new spaces to experience the drawings through.
George Charman is a London based artist who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and has since exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Charman has been the recipient of a number of awards including: Acme Fire Station Live/Work residency 2010/15, Arts Council England ‘Grants for the Arts’ for Artichoke House, 2014 - a site specific architectural installation for West Dean College, West Sussex, and the Arts Council England International Development Grant to support projects in America.
Charman was awarded 2nd prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize, 2009 and shortlisted for both the Mark Tanner Sculpture Prize, 2014 and the Soho Sculpture Prize, 2014.