Thursday, 8 October 2015

Exhibition News: Clear Sight at Sluice_ 2015

Charley Peters, Interface CMYK#03 and Interface CMYK#04 (2015), Acrylic on Plywood, 40cm x 50cm x 5cm

I will be showing a selection of paintings in Clear Sight, an exhibition curated by Saturation Point Projects at Sluice_ 2015. Sluice_ will host 35 artist/curator-run galleries from around the world, positioning itself at the centre of London during Frieze week to create space for critically engaged art.

Clear Sight will showcase a range of artists working in the UK who employ reductive means in their practices, and will include work by Andy Parkinson, Laurence Noga, Judith Duquemin, Patrick Morrissey, Hanz Hancock and myself.

Sluice_ 2015: 16-18 October, 11am-6pm, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London. Preview: 15 October 5-8pm

Exhibition Review: London Painting Survey

London Painting Survey, Barbican Arts Trust (2015)

Paul O'Kane's review of London Painting Survey can be read here: 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

I will be taking part in The Undead Painters' FLASH SALON on August 14th. The Undead Painters Forums aim to provoke discussion about prominent issues in contemporary painting by bringing together some of the most skilled and knowledgable painters working in and around London today. Founded by James Petrucci and Alastair Gordon in 2013 the Undead Painters meet several times a year to conduct forums and exhibitions.

FLASH SALON takes place at Bond House Gallery, ASC Studios Entrance 2, Bond House, Goodwood Road, London SE14 6BL: 6-8.30pm

More information here

My article on Agnes Martin at Tate Modern is now online on AbCrit, an excerpt is below:

Agnes Martin said that inspiration found her and that she could take no credit for it, she just emptied her head – especially of thoughts of herself – and inspiration would come into her ‘vacant mind’. She maintained that her personality and experiences were irrelevant to her work, a belief that has commonly been reinforced by the few people allowed to witness her sitting for hours, waiting for inspiration to appear in the guise of a minute but fully formed mental image. Martin’s gallerist (and eventual friend) Arne Glimcher wrote, “…she was extremely self-effacing and separated her persona from her art. She believed that she was the locus where her art happened, rather than its creator.” Yet critics and curators seem less easily satisfied: who was the reclusive Agnes Martin, and from where did her ‘inspired’ paintings develop? 

Read the full article here

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Exhibition News: Griffin Gallery Open

Charley Peters, Configuration #33 (2015), Acrylic on Plywood, 50cm x 40cm x 5cm

Selected by artist Ian Davenport, Saatchi Gallery Director Nigel Hurst, and Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry, the Griffin Gallery open aims to reward innovation, skill and commitment to practice.

The exhibition will run 23rd July - 21st August, with an opening reception and prize giving on Wednesday 22nd July 6.30-9.30pm.

More information here:

Installation Photographs / Generator: Systems, Logic and the Analogue Art of Programming

More photographs of Generator: Systems, Logic and the Analogue Art of Programming, Kaleidoscope Gallery, can be seen here:

A review of the show by Andy Parkinson can be read here:

Monday, 15 June 2015

Exhibition News: Autocatalytic Future Games

Charley Peters, Configuration #34 (2015), Acrylic on Plywood Panel, 18cm x 24cm x 5 cm

Autocatalytic Future Games

On a trajectory from Lascaux via aerosols, our bioaesthetic inheritance is cultivated beneath the inflated sun. An accretion of stenciled hands in the darkness, then a trillion painted surfaces.

A group exhibition. A variation of structured gestures and analogue procedures. A compilation of paintings in 2015.

Paintings selected by each artist. Exhibition created and organised by playpaint

no format gallery: Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way (off Warspite Road), Woolwich, London, SE18 5NR.
Preview / Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibition Continues / 11th - 14th & 17th - 21st June 1.00 - 6.00 pm

Friday, 29 May 2015

Exhibition News / Generator: Systems, Logic and the Analogue Art of Programming

Generator Print by MuirMcNeil

Generator |  Systems, Logic and the Analogue Art of Programming

Curated by Saturation Point Projects

11 June  - 11 July 2015, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks TN13 1LQ

Katrina Blannin, Christina France, Hanz Hancock, Patrick Morrissey, Andy Parkinson, Charley Peters, James Irwin, Mary Yacoob

“The idea becomes a machine that makes the art”
Sol LeWitt, Paragraphs on Conceptual Art (1967)

Rules and systems are a hallmark of every modernising period since the Enlightenment, presenting an alternative to tradition and intuition. A rule removes the possibility of interpretation and a system is able to create, automatically. Both are objective, counteracting the human tendency to influence or control outcomes. Rules and systems are in many ways opposed to the common notion of art as a field of personal expression. Generator presents a selection of artwork that is by nature ‘generative’, created once an artist cedes control to an external system or set of rules. The artwork thus results not from the wholly instinctive decisions of the artist, but is formed by objective rules or logical instructions that shape its process or material outcome.

In popular use today the term ‘generative art’ is often used as a reference to a form of recent computer art that creates work through a series of algorithms. In From Systems to Software Richard Wright describes systems artists working in the pre-digital age as the ‘last programmers before the computer made that practice synonymous with its own functioning’, making a distinction between systems art’s main concern with process, and computer programming's purpose to control. Generator explores the language of the contemporary analogue ‘programmatic’, in which logic-based systems are employed to define the creation of an art object.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Exhibition News: From Centre

Charley Peters, Plexus RGB (2015), Acrylic on Plywood Panel, 30 x 40 x 5cm

I am showing work in From Centre, curated by Saturation Point Projects and Slate Projects, which opens on 11th April at The Loud & Western Building, 65 Broughton Road, SW6 2LE. From Centre is a group exhibition which surveys contemporary approaches to reductive geometric painting, drawing and sculpture. Spanning several generations of artists, born in every decade from the 1930s to the 1980s, From Centre makes the case for the growing relevance of abstract art in the UK today. The exhibition is especially marked by the legacy of the Systems Group and European Constructivism, as well as a number of direct pedagogic connections from Tess Jaray’s tenure at the Slade and Peter Lowe’s at Goldsmiths. Making use of all three floors in a converted laundry factory, the works exhibited expand on the notions of architecture, space and surface, and span the spectrum between systematic and intuitive approaches.
An illustrated catalogue with essays by Nathan Cohen, Laura Davidson and Alex Meurice will accompany the exhibition.
More information here.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Exhibition News: Other Rooms

Charley Peters, still from 99 Drawings #2(RGB)≤(∆ ̇3), (2015), 99 animated pixel drawings 

Other Rooms, curated by Saturation Point Projects ( opens at Basement Arts Project, Leeds tonight. I'll be showing two animations, 99 Drawings and 99 Drawings #2(RGB)≤(∆ ̇3).

For more information about the exhibition click here.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Exhibition News: Demimonde

Charley Peters (2014) Interface CMYK, Acrylic on Plywood

I am taking part in Demimonde, a large group exhibition in historic Amberwood House, South Kensington. Located opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum, and scheduled for renovation at the end of January, Amberwood House is a unique exhibition setting, with dozens of rooms on three floors. Demimonde invites an exploration of the house through a sequence of curated rooms and site-specific installations in a variety of media, from painting and sculpture to video and photography. Demimonde is organised by Slate Projects in collaboration with Matt Mottahedan (Mottahedan Projects).

Demimonde opens on Saturday 10th January 10-6pm until Sunday 18th January, open daily 11-6pm at Amberwood House, 17A Thurloe Place, London SW7 2SA

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Exhibition News: This Year's Model, Studio 1.1

I will be showing work in This Year's Model at Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DJ. The full list of exhibiting artists is:
Esmond Bingham, Rosie West, Peter Sylveire, Stephen Buckeridge, David Sullivan, Etienne de Villiers, Domingo Arjonilla, Robert Cervera, Madi Acharya-Baskerville, Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould, Evan Thomas, Graham Carrick, Ruth Philo, Sue Kennington, Charley Peters, Aindreas Scholtz, Geraldine Swayne, Silvia Lerin, Amanda Benson, David Turner, Lorraine Robbins, Helen Ashton, Sacha Meaden, Ben Deakin, playpaint, William Wright, Rebecca Fortnum, Jules Clarke, Anne Parfitt, Gasper Gemec
The exhibition runs 8th January-1 February 2015.