These are the six works I showed at Backfill, alongside the other first year MA Sculpture students at the Royal College.
Parapet (materials: concrete, found metal structure):
Dot eight (concrete, spray paint):
Compound (concrete, ink stain):
Round Thing Rounding in a Worldling World (concrete, found metal structure)
After-management (concrete, chalk):
And To Bring Things Down In the World (reinforced concrete):
The MA Sculpture Final Show (the second years' show) is over and the first years get to use the empty space for a summer show. I've been working there for a week now, making new work in situ, and we'll have a small opening this coming Thursday 18th, from 5 to 8 pm.
I've also fed the show's blog with daily posts:
On this first year of masters just gone I submitted a proposal for the Coutts Cowley Manor Arts Award. They selected my work (an outdoor sculpture made of blue concrete) and I made in situ on the grounds of Cowley Manor, a country hotel in the Cotswolds. My piece and those of six other RCA sculptors will be on show until the end of September. It was also featured on Vogue UK.
I can finally disclose that none of the following postcards where made by John Baldessari or Paula Rego for this year's Secret RCA postcard show/fundraiser.
People started camping outside three days before the postcards went on sale last Saturday. These are the tents on the morning of Friday. Notice the portaloos on the right.
A few views from inside the gallery:
I managed to get hold of the coveted Project Space at RCA Sculpture for a couple of days. Not enough time for the kind of project I had in mind (maybe over Easter, check this space) but enough to play around with some 'finished experiments'.
The three February exhibitions came and went and left some pictures. These are from the Work In Progress show at the Royal College, Kensington site:
These ones are from the Notes To Self show at the Royal College, Battersea site:
And finally, from Open Plan: Strategies and Tactics, the show on 55 Gracechurch Street, an office building in the City:
This month my work will be shown in three exhibitions. The first one is the Royal College of Art's Fine Art Work in Progress show. It will be open to the public 6 - 10 February, from 12 noon to 5:30 pm daily, at the RCA's Kensington Galleries, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.
The second one has an interesting format. The show itself is a work in progress, with works being repositioned and recontextualised day by day in an open dialogue. It's called 'Notes to Self' and it will be open 7 - 10 February, 12 noon - 5:30 daily, at the Dyson Gallery, Dyson Building, Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 4AS.
The third one takes place in an interesting place, an empty floor of a fully-working City building. It's a night event but it's also part of a temporary takeover of the space by RCA students, which will generate interesting conversations about the nature of exhibiting spaces, the tricky affairs of art with money (and tax savings) and the power of art to create exception zones in neutered spaces. The event is called 'Open Plan: Strategies & Tactics' and will take place on Thursday 7th February, from 6 to 9 pm. The address is 55 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0EE.
Robert Cervera Amblar
Sculpture, installation, writing.