Sunday 25th April, 2pm
DAVID BURROWS in conversation
John Chilver, Yonatan Vinitsky and others
Unit 4 Prout Road,
London, E5 9NP
Free entry, all welcome
The exhibition Standard Candles is conceived as a conversation about display, painting and periodisation. It features a diversity of works - by Gunter Reski, Simon Bedwell, John Chilver and Yonatan Vinitsky - that deal with these concerns through a shared obliqueness in approaching painting.
Standard Candle [SC] is the term used in astronomy to designate an object, such as a type of star, of supposedly known luminosity thats used as a benchmark in determining extreme distances by a comparison between absolute and apparent luminosity. As well as measuring space the SC is a distance indicator also for time, meaning the ultra-distant past from which light has travelled. The works in the show mark their relations to painting as mediated through tactics of display and (counter-)periodisation. The show considers the work done by painting as always also a matter of estimating and stylizing its distance from comparable past and future objects.