Flo Brooks, Morag Keil and Sean Steadman
A pigeon aimlessly walks across the pavement with a discarded slice of bread around its neck, a mother makes a u-turn on her way to nursery to drop off her child before work and a commuter is bombarded by visual material reminding them they ought to be enhancing or improving their bodies. Flo Brooks recent paintings depict the perseverance, failure and the mindlessness of life under capitalism. People and animals are shown attempting to overcome obstacles within their specific, generally urban environments and their momentary escapades into fantasy.
Morag Keil’s new sculptural work is an architectural model of a built environment made for her most recent show at the gallery. Part video game architecture, part automated home, the exhibition sought to explore surveillance, automation and control within the domestic space.
Sitting somewhere between figuration and abstraction, Sean Steadman’s new series of drawings and paintings remind one of both natural and mechanical forms. With no defined subject in mind at the outset, Steadman draws upon the history of painting as well as his own unique visual language to create works that defy easy categorisation, announcing a singular voice.
Flo Brooks b.1987, lives and works in Brighton. Recent and upcoming shows include: Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth (2019), Jerwood Painting Prize, London (2018), Project Native Informant, London (2018) and Cubitt Gallery, London (2017).
Morag Keil b.1985, lives and works in London. Recent and upcoming shows include: ICA, London (2019), Project Native Informant, London (2018) and Yale Union, Portland (2017).
Sean Steadman b. 1989, lives and work in London. Recent and upcoming shows include: Project Native Informant, London (2019), CASS Sculpture Foundation, Chichester (2018) and Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger (2018).