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SILVER SUNSETS


STANLEY J. BUGLASS
LUCIA FARROW
MILA ROWYSZYN

Thursday 7th - Monday 11th
April 2022


︎ Press Release
The works in Silver Sunsets express a continuity taken from the road.
A collaboration steeped in friendship from time shared on the “secular communion” of the “rapture-of-the-freeway” (Didion).


The artists share an intoxication with the sensuality and texture of the metallic within the everyday. Attracted to corporeal qualities of metal objects found in their sleekness and shininess. All three artists share a kind of likeness which are expressed in very different mediums, whereas Rowyszyn’s camera acts as a filter between herself and the world to document its likeness in her own kind of texture, Farrow’s infatuation with clay/mirrors allows her to utilize them as a portal that flits between the contemporary and the ancient, herself and not. Buglass’ preoccupation is with the ambiguous object, itself that was once demarcated and no longer exists in relation to another.


          Like sparrows to silver bows,

          A magnetism from metallic iron in viscous blood

          To a steel brake disk, draped in grease and dirt.


          Screeching leather, broken speakers

          Diesel rasp, Angelic rain

          And

          Desert tourists scavenge.


          Roadkill, crash debris, pearlescent oil spill

          followed by the smell of skunks

          Alloy carcass reported on the 101 South.  


          From a cameras vision

          From the earth

          And from the wreckage

          Damp temptation slides west to east and east to west

          transcending through alloy motorized suspension


          A window to the orange heat of the blue horizon

          Darkening to become night

          The orange light shatters and reflects on chrome

          An effervescent reverberation on the highway to home


          Silver sunsets.


Stanley J. Buglass lives and works in London. His work employs a sense of human trace and interaction with a clear distinction in absence of the body, through the use of fragmented markings and symbols. Highly reminiscent of public and private property defacement on found material as the signifier for this exchange. Buglass is interested in a notion of ‘object memory’ in this respect. His use of sculptural material is sought to have a sense of the commercial in design, continually searching or scavenging for found forms to manipulate, he studies and rearticulates the shapes of appliances used. They become objects in which we cannot always fully recognise nor materially control, relating to the artists thoughts on the reduction of knowledge of the network of systems and media used by us in the present day. In this exhibition ‘Silver Sunsets’ Buglass utilises these ideas of artwork production in relation to a recent visit to Los Angeles, CA and the materials and devices used within modes of transportation and waste reclamation within the city.


Lucia Farrow is a Venezuelan born, Los Angelian native currently studying at Central Saint Martins. Her work is an ode to clay as an extraterrestrial, reflective, technological matter. Having never been fully a part of a country or culture, clay allows her to form connections to land in a new, hybridized way. Surpassing ideas of nationality and time periods, Farrow’s work weaves notions of the contemporary and ancient amongst objectifications of the self and new forms of artifact. Playing with the aesthetic combinations of cuteness and violence within women, Farrow often makes her ceramics look like metal or mirrors, a stark physical contrast with the softness and malleability of clay. Combining this harshness with bows, chains, and girlish qualities, clay acts as a blueprint; a mirror in which to reflect herself in. The quality of clay to be intrinsic and dirty lends itself as a sensual and intimate medium for Lucia.


Mila Rowyszyn, a lens based artist from Poland presently studying Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.   Fascinated by the hoards of pointless photos released online that have the aim of nothing else but to zoom into one another’s privacy, Rowyszyn considers everyone, including herself to be a ‘fallen blogger’. Victims and perpetrators of spam, who through continuous documentation meld their lives into one continuous and indistinguishable sequence of faces and events. Inseparable from habit or practice, Rowyszyn’s images are of a worldy voyeuristic nature and weld her and her life into one photographic reel.





11:50:37
Monday Nov 5 2018

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