About this Event
The artist will invite you to watch his own adventure, a perilous exploration of our familiar daily habits. A simple chair becomes a vessel for exploration, shaken with uncertainty, unsettling, tense and plunging into self-reflection.
Artists will interpret their artworks, sharing their creative thoughts and the process of drawing inspiration from the Deptford community. Please feel free to discuss with artists and ask questions!
Shaping: Metalsmiths Dual Dialogue is an exhibition that unites two artists:
Xuemei Huang & Dengqian Xu, drawing inspiration from Deptford's rich history of metalworking are showing their works together. Through their shared medium of metal and abstract exploration of found objects, they engage in a profound artistic conversation that intertwines local heritage with contemporary expression.
Inspired by the Taoist philosophy “empty one’s minds but fills one’s bellies” Xuemei Huang utilises rugged and rusted metal, conveying a sense of fluidity and grace that stands in stark contrast to their inherent hardness.
Dengqian Xu delves into the emotional resonance of metal, channelling associations with violence. His performance and installations reveal a sense of powerlessness after a confrontation with tough metal.
22 Sept -1 Oct 2023 12:00-18:00
Opening at 18:00-21:00 22 Sept
No Format Gallery: SE14 6BN, Deptford
Xuemei Huang @blackblacktea
Dengqian Xu @dengqian_Xu
Veronique Chen @sangyu_chen
Deptford X 2023
No Format Gallery
Goldsmiths Exhibition Hub
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
no format Gallery, Arklow Road, London, United Kingdom