Featured Artist Archive

At each SAVORR event a featured artist or collective was shown alongside an open submission show, for the archive gallery for the open submission exhibitions, or the different projects we've worked on please click the relevant buttons on the right, the featured artists exhibitions can be seen below, with films from each of the opening events. 

SAVORR XII

SAVORR XII

The Undercroft, November 2014

Featured Artists
Selected for the Featured Artist Project, Goldsmiths graduates, Ben Judd and Dave Charlesworth (Director of South Kiosk gallery, London), present 'Ensemble' which includes video works from noteworthy artists and Turner Prize winners.

www.benjudd.com
www.dave-charlesworth.com

The exhibition traces an historical arc of six decades of film and video produced by specific cultural practitioners in an installation originally conceived and choreographed in 2013 by the artists for Backlit, Nottingham, and later toured to The Swedenborg Society, London. 'Ensemble' investigates the use of movement and dance within the production of contemporary art, examining the process through video, documentation and live work. 'Ensemble' includes works by Turner Prize winners Gillian Wearing, and Mark Leckey, influential experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, contemporary artist Lucy Clout, 1930s musical choreographer and filmmaker Busby Berkeley, as well as Sarah Baker, George Gurdjieff, Yvonne Rainer, Jim Shaw, Jonathan Trayner, Becca Voelcker, and Richard Whitby.

SAVORR XII: Press Release - http://bit.ly/xiipressrelease

 

SAVORR XI

SAVORR XI

Samson & Hercules, Tombland, March 2013

Flora Parrott
www.floraparrott.com


Align & Separate
Try to picture the inside and outside of a form simultaneously. Divide each of the images, and then realign them.

For SAVORR XI Flora produced a new body of work that brings together a series of images and objects to form a 'diagram' in the exhibition space. The piece explores the impossibility of holding objects in opposing states concurrently.

Flora Parrott studied Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art and went on to graduate from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Printmaking in 2009.

She is currently based in London and lecturing on the BA and MA Fine Art Course at Norwich University of the Arts. Recent shows include 'Swell & Subside' with Alan McQuillan at Public House Projects and 'The Cosmos' residency show at Wysing Arts Centre. Flora is represented by Tintype Gallery, London.

 

SAVORR X

SAVORR X

Samson & Hercules, Tombland, January 2013

Lucy Conochie
www.lucyconochie.co.uk

The Ear Drawing is a hopeful landmark, a carbuncled stone.

The Ear Drawing is not speaking or seeing. The Ear Drawing is the mouse upon whose back we grew something that did not belong. The Listeningking is a portrait of my lover, a joyous symbol. The Listeningking is a fragment, a piece of something else. It is a painting by my friends. The Listeningking is a sundered head upon a celebration flag.


Lucy Conochie graduated from BA Fine Art at Norwich School of Art in 2004 and went on to complete an MA Fine Art Painting at Slade School of Art. She now lives and works in London & Cambridge and
teaches BA Painting at Cardiff School of Art & Design. In 2009 she had a solo show entitled 'Love & War' at Outpost Gallery, Norwich and attended a residency at Wysing Arts Centre. Her residency concluded with the exhibition 'Wysing Arts Contemporary: Expanded' and Conochie exhibited there again in 2012 for the group show Slipped.

 

SAVORR IX

SAVORR IX

Samson & Hercules, Tombland, November 2012

Kyle Gregg
www.kylegregg.co.uk


For SAVORR IX, Kyle Gregg has produced a new series of works revolving around time, chance and
authorial control. Using drawing as his primary medium, the works exhibited are intended to mimic
mechanical processes, as his intricate, labour intensive drawings extend into exaggerated geometric patterns.

Gregg works with a limited set of materials, setting up rules and confines to work within. The framed
works will be accompanied by a film, created from the 'Orbit' series. 'Chronograph' explores the
imperfections that occur during production, as duplicates of the same drawing rotate at different speeds. The imperceptible flaws create a continuous constantly shifting loop without any discernible beginning or end.

 

SAVORR VIII

SAVORR VIII

Samson & Hercules, Tombland, September 2012

Fiona Livesey

www.fionalivesey.com

SAVORR VIII presents new work from London based artist and art theorist Fiona Livesey.
In this new and site specific work created exclusively for SAVORR, Livesey employs the intangible properties of light, film and scent to encourage a directly visceral interaction with the work. This rejection of an exclusively retinal art is contrasted and made evident by the presence of static sculptural elements that add additional layers of experience to the piece. Blatant visual references to the space’s socio-historic context are contrasted with more orthodox formal abstraction in a manner that corrupts the straightforward reading of their form. This becomes manifest within the work as a self-conscious loss of open narrative, highlighting the impossibility of imposing a universal reading of a work upon its audience. In this respect the artist offers the work up to its viewers for interpretation.

The lack of coherent narrative inherent within this piece is created in direct response to the transient and indistinct identity of its spatial context. Stripped of its interior yet still holding both physical and spectral elements of its past, the Samson and Hercules building can be read as a transitional space, void, at present, of a definite identity, coherent past or foreseeable future
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Fiona Livesey graduated from Norwich University College of the Arts in 2010 with first class honours in Visual Studies. In September this year she shall commence an MA in Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, studying Modernism After Post-Modernism under the tutorage of Dr Gavin Parkinson.

 

SAVORR VII

SAVORR VII

1 Westlegate, June 2012

David Raymond Conroy 

www.davidraymondconroy.co.uk


A performance exploring realism and conviction in public presentations. Conroy uses photography,
sculpture and performance in his investigation into the aesthetics of sincerity.

Interview with David Raymond Conroy for James Hassall on Future Radio.
david_raymond_conroy.mp3
 

David Raymond Conroy (born Reading, 1978) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007 and
now lives and works in London. 
Recent group exhibitions and performances include 21st Century, Chisenhale, London (2012); The
Language of the Flowers and the Stars, Cubitt (2012); Anti-Photography, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-
on-Sea (2011); New Works UK, LUX Touring Programme (2010). Most recently, Conroy
presented a solo show entitled L'homme qui voulait savoir at GP & N Vallois, Paris and curated the
exhibition A Plea for Tenderness at Seventeen Gallery (both 2012).

 

SAVORR VI

SAVORR VI

1 Westlegate, April 2012

Patrick Coyle

www.patrickcoyle.info

I MOVE ON SO QUICKLY.
ALREADY THE FAKE PEAR TASTES A LITTLE ROTTEN IN MY MOUTH, AND AT THIS
STAGE I HAVE
NOT EVEN LOOKED INSIDE.

SO SAVE THE PEAR THEN. 
SHUT UP ABOUT IT AND SAVE THE PEAR FOR SAVORR, OR FOR WHATEVER SITUATION IT IS THAT NEXT
PRESENTS ITSELF AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CUT UP A FAKE PEAR AND EXPOSE IT TO WHOEVER IS WATCHING.

For his exhibition with Savorr, Patrick Coyle will develop new works and a performance resulting from a recent encounter with a plastic pear in Florida.

Patrick Coyle (b. 1983, Hull, UK) is an artist and writer. Recent solo performances include ‘Old Language’, Oxford Central Library; ‘It Said’, ANDOR Gallery, London; ‘Hullture, City of Cultrue’, Ferens Art Gallery and City Centre, Hull; ‘Battlesea Bottling Station’, Battersea Park and Pump House Gallery, London; ‘I couldn’t possibly… without…’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘She Couldn’t Imagine What It Looked Like’, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark and Royal College of Art, London; ‘Walking Directions from Unknown Road’, Norwich Castle Museum and City Centre; and Only Reference, Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, London. Recent publications include The Cambridge Literary Review (Issue 8/9); A Circular (2 and 3); Invisible Fabrick (Norwich); Dear World & Everyone In It, New Poetry in the UK (Bloodaxe Books, Northumberland,) and his book /pe(?)r/, was published by Wysing Arts Centre in 2013. Coyle is currently a resident at The Hub, Wellcome Collection, London (2014-2016) and a member of The Disembodied Voice research group.

 

SAVORR V

SAVORR V

1 Redwell Street, February 2012

Gareth Bayliss
www.broadcastgarethbayliss.blogspot.com/

 

SAVORR IV

SAVORR IV

Stew Gallery, January 2012

Elena Italia
www.elenaitalia.co.uk

To perform as a cathartic act. To be scared, to be anxious, to be hurt, to display the flesh, 
the bleeding, disgusting, uncomfortable, awkward wound. To be raw and slightly on the edge
of improvisation, to and throwing between fiction and reality, crossing the paraergon with
all the insecurities, failures and tensions of our dreaming, breathing, scared, organisms, 
with as much passion and honesty as you can possibly give, as much roughness and rawness
you can possibly take, as much freedom and risks you can possibly handle. 

 

SAVORR III

SAVORR III

Swan Lane, November 2011

Isabel Gylling & Matthew Ferguson
www.isabel-matthew.com

Isabel Gylling and Matthew Ferguson have been working together since 2009 on a variety of projects. The work presented in this exhibition is part of a greater investigation into space, social situations and community.

 

SAVORR II

SAVORR II

Sackville Place, September 2011

Edward Sanders

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