January 23, 2006 - The Showroom - DIANN BAUER – bludgeonerator
January 23, 2006

DIANN BAUER – bludgeonerator

DIANN BAUER
bludgeonerator

1 February-12 March 2006

Opening: 31 January 2006 19.00-21.00hrs
Gallery talk: 11 March 16.00hrs
Wednesday Sunday 13.00 18.00hrs

The Showroom
44 Bonner Road
London E2 9JS
T. 44 (0)20 8983 4115
F. 44 (0)20 8981 4112
E. tellmemore [​at​] theshowroom.org
W. www.theshowroom.org
Wednesday Sunday 13.00 18.00hrs

The Showroom is delighted to announce that it has commissioned Diann Bauer to create a new, monumental installation that will be shown at the gallery between February and March 2006.

Diann Bauer uses the attraction of violent images from a number of diverse cultures to create large-scale paintings and installations. Her work addresses the image as spectacle: seducing us while simultaneously refusing the easy construction of narrative. The integration of varied visual styles in Bauers work generates a sense of confusion and dissolution between space, object and subject, which leaves us trying to decipher a narrative that seems graspable, but is just out of reach. Combining source material from nineteenth century Japanese woodcuts, European Baroque painting and experimental contemporary architecture, Bauer situates us within a swirling visually complex representation of space, time and movement.
bludgeonerator, Bauers ambitious new work for The Showroom comprises a large, elaborately detailed wall drawing, executed on aluminium panels forming a wall that cuts into the gallery space. In this way, by blurring the boundaries of where the work ends and the gallery space begins, bludgeonerator plays with our expectations of the distinction between work and built environment.

Since graduating from Goldsmiths MA Fine Art course in 1999, Diann Bauers work has received significant national and international interest. It has been included in high profile group shows such as Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale 2, and New British Painting, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Diann Bauer has made solo projects for the Fine Art University of Hanoi and Vamialis, Athens: her project for The Showroom will be her first solo show in a publicly funded London gallery and is a significant opportunity to see a major new body of work by this exciting young artist.

On Saturday 11 March at 16.00hrs, Andrea Tarsia Head of Exhibitions at The Whitechapel will present a gallery talk about Diann Bauers work at The Showroom.

For further information please contact Kirsty Ogg or Bridget Crone at the gallery on 020 8983 4115.

The Showroom is financially assisted by Arts Council England and The Moose Foundation for the Arts.
Project supported by The Elephant Trust. The Showroom is a member of the Arts Councils Own Art Scheme.

Adelaide Bannerman, Claire Barclay, Jordan Baseman, Ólöf Björndóttir, Iwona Blazwick, Pavel Büchler, Chelsea School of Art Library, Paul Collett (1961-2005), Laura Emsley, ezppl, Peter Fillingham, Rose Finn-Kelcey, FlatPack001, Rebecca Fortnum, Eric Franck, Frieze, General Public Agency, Simon Grant, Jackie Haliday, Donna Jamieson, Ceri Hand, Margot Heller, Paul Hobson, Martin Holman, Claire Hooper, Jane Lee & Martin Hopkinson, Matthew Hunt, Sue Jones, Naseem Khan, Franz Koenig, James Lingwood, Kate MacGarry, Lynn MacRitchie, Anna Milsom, Moose Foundation for the Arts, Grace Jane Muller, Paul Nicholson, Campbell & Mairi Ogg, Michael OPray, Maureen Paley, Andrea Phillips, Sarah Pulvertaft, Alison Raftery, Craig Richardson, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Signwave, John Slyce, Simon Starling, David Thorp, Transmission Gallery, Catherine Ugwu, Isabel Vasseur, Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, Grant Watson and White Window are all actively supporting the work of the gallery by joining The Showroom’s Friends Scheme.

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