Slow Dance

Exhibition Archive

Slow Dance

Rob Chavasse

Alien Workshop Memory screen (1991)

25.02 – 01.04.17

Friday 24 February | 6 – 9 pm

Thursday – Saturday | 12 – 6 pm, or by appointment.

David Dale Gallery are delighted to present Slow dance, an exhibition of new installation and video work by London based artist Rob Chavasse. Chavasses practice addresses systems within economies and society that are generally obfuscated. Using isolated cyclical fragments, Chavasse frames the site of analysis in the symbolism of the ubiquitous

The exhibition opens David Dale Gallerys 2017 exhibitions programme, Annex. A programme of solo exhibitions, Annex intends to provoke artistic responses to the condition of using both gallery space and external warehouse. Communication between these spaces and responses to it, as it develops across all six exhibitions, will be central to this project.

In Slow Dance, the gallery will bring together a troop of portable oil-filled radiators, congregating to tell their oddly familiar story. In the warehouse, a video installation will trace subtle movements set in motion by such meetings. In both cases, the commonplace will speak through its own rhythms. The dance of the quotidian, beautifully unsettling in its pervasiveness.

Rob Chavasse (1984, UK), lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include: Holy motors, Hong Kong (2016), Jupiter Woods, Vienna (2016); Interstate Projects, New York (2016); Sunday Painter, London (2015); The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2014). Chavasse is represented by Sunday Painter, London.

Part of the Annex programme.