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13th July 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Charlie Hammond | FARM WEEDS
David Osbaldeston | DOUBLE ACT
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR SUMMER Exhibition Preview
Exhibitions run from Sat 13 July to Sat 14 Sept 2019
Thursday-Saturday, 11am-5pm or by appointment
At the centre of our summer 2019 edition are two exhibitions – David Osbaldeston’s DOUBLE ACT and Charlie Hammond’s FARM WEEDS – which comprise new bodies of work made for CAMPLE LINE.
In response to the theme of laughter, David Osbaldeston has produced a new series of printed works for our upstairs space – UNTITLED (Generalised Laughter Series) – which feature propped abstract forms alongside descriptors that allude to the dynamics of the comedic duo or double act. At two metres in height, these works have been made in parallel with Somewhere Between My Finger and Thumb, a new sequence of small gouache paintings the artist has made using pages from the 1875 book The Philosophy of Laughter by George Vasey. Osbaldeston has said: ‘the works come from my interest in how language operates and how a meaning can be produced through different forms of labels or names … I have always worked thematically in relation to how language operates and its associative power’.
Charlie Hammond’s FARM WEEDS is the first exhibition to feature in our downstairs space, comprising a new group of paintings on paper, described by the artist as ‘an imaginary proposal for an imaginary mural’. Hammond draws loosely on a range of sources, from Illinois farmer James W. Cadle’s 1970s design for a ‘Flag of Earth’ to a small book published by Shell in 1958 entitled Farm Weeds: An Aid to Their Recognition, as well as the everyday things that populate his studio and the wider setting of Cample itself. Featuring flags, logos, hands, newspapers and fungi to name but a few elements: ‘all of these things start to become the ingredients and then somehow by transforming them into large-scale paintings, they take on different meanings’.