Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Exhibition News: Merge Visible

I am curating a group show, Merge Visible, for Contemporary British Painting. Merge Visible brings together a group of British painters who layer multiple visual elements or processes, enabling the experience of seeing numerous fragments of information simultaneously in one assimilated painted image. The artists in Merge Visible each bring traditional painterly tropes into dialogue with experiences of reading space, material and subject in the digital world. The paintings are non-representational, removing distinctions of background and foreground in favour of an abstract flattening of space, a negotiation of complex planar relationships and contrasting materials. Their working processes are characterised by bringing together numerous elements in each painting; texture and flatness, gesture and control, logic and intuition, to create a unique painterly vocabulary.

The artists in Merge Visible are: Lisa Denyer, Ian Goncharov, Phil Illingworth, Sarah Longworth-West, Laurence Noga, Lee Marshall, Playpaint and Clare Price.

Review: Imperfect Reverse Symposium

Frederic Anderson, a current MFA Fine Art student at Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL has published a review of the Imperfect Reverse symposium, held at Camberwell College of Arts on 3rd November 2016:


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Exhibition News: Sluice_ Exchange Rates

I will be showing at Art 3 Gallery (http://www.art-3gallery.com), New York as part of Sluice_ Exchange Rates with Saturation Point Projects, 20-23 October 2016.

You can read more information about Sluice_ Exchange Rates here: http://sluice.info/er2016

Exhibition News: Imperfect Revers

I am showing a new painting and accompanying drawing in Imperfect Reverse, opening 18 October 2016 at Camberwell Space, London SE5 8LU.

PV: 27 October 5-9pm

More info here: http://events.arts.ac.uk

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Charley Peters, Line Drawing (2016), graphite on paper
I'm delighted to be one of the 200 artists from 16 countries contributing to Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v.2, curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones. The show is on at Corridor Projects, Ohio 2-23 Sept. The exhibition then tours to Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, in October. All the works from the show are catalogued at www.curatingcontemporary.com, including my Line Drawing (2016).

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Exhibition News: Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us)

I'll be showing a drawing in Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us), curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones at Corridor, Dayton, Ohio. It runs from 2nd - 23rd September, PV 2nd September 6-9pm.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Undead Painters Flash Salon II

I'll be taking part in the Undead Painters Flash Salon II on Friday 22nd July. The PV is 6-8.30pm and it's open for one night only...

Undead Painters aims to provoke discussion about prominent issues in contemporary painting by bringing together some of the most skilled and knowledgeable painters working in and round London today. Founded by James Petrucci and Alastair Gordon in 2013 the Undead Painters meet several times a year to conduct forums, exhibitions and educational events. For more info: http://undeadpainters.com

Monday, 27 June 2016

The Fold, Blyth Gallery / Installation

The Fold, which I have curated at Blyth Gallery London for Saturation Point Projects, runs until 8th July 2016.

Featuring work from Jane Bustin, Ben Cove, Deb Covell, Hanz Hancock, Tara Langford, Patrick Morrissey, Giulia Ricci and myself, The Fold explores the notion of folded space and the relationship between two and three dimensions in the illusionary surface of the art work.

Dentons Art Prize 2016 / Prize Winner

Plexus_RGB_2.0 (2015), acrylic on panel, 70cm x 90cm x 5cm

I am delighted to have won the staff vote in the inaugural Dentons Art Prize, awarded in a ceremony at Dentons offices, London on 9th June 2016.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Exhibition News: The Fold

I am curating The Fold at Blyth Gallery, London. The show includes work from Jane Bustin, Ben Cove, Deb Covell, Hanz Hancock, Tara Langford, Patrick Morrissey, Giulia Ricci and myself.

PV 14/06/16 6-8.30pm

The Fold is dedicated to Ben Cove; peer, colleague and/or friend to the artists in the show, who we sadly lost earlier this year.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Exhibition News: Stoke

Opening on 11th March is Stoke, a three-person show in which I will be exhibiting alongside Phil King (who is also curating the show) and Pascal-Michel Dubois.

From the exhibition's press release:
The problem of Art’s possession of a place’s protective spirit is an old quandary, maybe one that contemporary art has generally worked hard to avoid, it's somewhat laughable when someone talks of genius these days. Landscape painters, commissioned by landowners to show off their classically manicured properties, initially worked to enslave the particular genius loci of such feudal land banks… to make it conform to the geometries of the classical state that it was supposed to inspire. And when artists started to wander romantically about, they maintained a desire to hunt such genius down, chasing it into wilder and wilder places, aiming to render its now fugitive nature in watercolour washes, in sketches and oils. Some tried to become it. If each place did once have an enchanting protective spirit, some particular genie security guard, it is one that has long been muzzled and locked, hapless, into art. Now, after years of habitual property speculation, unable to protect anywhere anymore, these pale inhibited spirits have no spirit left, they can no longer even trigger defensive superstitions… except perhaps in fantasy computer games. Art bound genii are regularly regurgitated at auctions, stashed ignored in museums, they gather dust on walls and in attics… coordinated perspectives and prospects lock any unique imagines in, ship them away in golden frames, organise them in iPhoto or worse. Artists squint hard whenever they sense any sign of genii in the vicinity… they sharpen their pencils, focus their cameras, reduce any magic to a mere impression of themselves for god like collectors to collect, keeping warning barks kennelled far away from the lost places of the world. Without genius, everybody and everything becomes a Stoke... unprotected and everywhere … Little, Bradley or Gifford - Bristol and its nibbled green belt has more than its fair share of Stokes. Everything and everybody now has to know its place.

Stoke brings together aspects of the work of three, quite different, post-art artists in one place so as to look at and fuel this problem without being defined by it.

Pascal-Michel Dubois sees his work as an idle observation of life like a doodle… therefore, it is always in the making, constantly re-interpreting the fabric of reality. For his METEOR series he tries to see the seasonal transformation of trees from a different angle, putting us under the tree looking upwards… in an impossible space.

Charley Peters’ investigations are concerned with the spatial potential of the painted surface, explored through the construction of geometric configurations that map the pictorial relationship between two and three dimensions … her paintings use subtle variations in colour, tone and scale to construct illusionary light and structural depth. They often exhibit properties that present as disorientating or other-worldly, but are perhaps also familiar through our experiences of the 3D environments of computer games or digitally-generated terrains.

Gathering new and old paintings local Phil King unpacks and deals them in different sets. Not subject to a given identity they demand a different approach than one based on the identification of an a-priori common sense. For ‘Stoke’ however he has chosen to present an array of landscape paintings - inviting us to wander through manifold implications, past and future.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Charley Peters, Plexus_RGB_2.0 (2015), acrylic on plywood, 61cm x 91cm x 5cm

I am very pleased to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Dentons Art Prize. Dentons is collaborating with curator Niamh White to host a biannual prize for contemporary artists. Dentons' Partner, Lucille De Silva, commented, 'The Dentons Art Prize supports our firm's goal of having a positive social impact on the communities in which we work and live. By running this competition, the 14 talented artists are being supported as they embark on their careers and we are delighted to be a part of it'.

Shortlisted artists: Aimée Parrott, Alex Ball, Cara Nahaul, Charley Peters, Jörg Obergfell, Laurence Owen, Matthew Krishanu, Michael O'Reilly, Nengi Omuku, Robert Dowling, Sara Naim, Sif Nørskov, Tim A Shaw, Yukako Shibata

Room 58, The Averard Hotel

Charley Peters, CMYK_#05 (2016), acrylic on plywood, 40cm x 50cm x 5cm. Installed in Room 58, The Averard Hotel

Inspired by Michel Foucault's concept of heterotopia, The Averard Hotel, curated by Slate Projects, is a new project space located in a previously abandoned hotel in Lancaster Gate. A new painting, Interface_CMYK#05 (2016) is on view for the duration of the show.

Exhibition dates: 10 January – 31 January (inclusive), open Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm
The Averard Hotel, 10 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH

For more information:


Sunday, 10 January 2016

Exhibition News: The Hospital Club

Charley Peters, Colour Study (2015), acrylic on linen, 30cm x 30cm. Installed in The Hospital Club

Curators Ali Hillman and Charlie Levine have chosen work for a solo exhibition in The Hospital Club, London. The exhibition coincides with a screening of works from the Sluice_ Screens competition: 'Peters' work compliments the video works on display with a look at post-digital landscapes. Interested in the point of collapse between two and three dimensions, her practice examines notions of folded space and visual construction.'
There will be a reception at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ on Saturday 16th January from 6pm, following the Sluice_ Screens event at 4.30pm. 

To attend please RSVP to rsvp@sluice.info

Cornered Stories

L: BLCKWHTCYN (2015), acrylic on plywood, 30cm x 40cm x 5cm / R: TLMGNTBLCK (2015), acrylic on plywood, 30cm x 40cm x 5cm

I am participating in the Cornered Stories project developed by curator Charlie Levine and artist Vishwa Shroff. Cornered Stories involves a series of artists, architects, thinkers and creatives who have each been asked to reflect on the notion of a corner.
For more information see: http://corneredstories.weebly.com/

Monday, 4 January 2016