Curated by Cassandra Bowes and Anna Woodward
Southside Wandsworth Wandsworth High Street SW18 4TF
4 Dec 2020 - 14 Feb 2021
Bowes Parris Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition in conjunction with Harlesden High Street titled After Hours. An indoor sculpture park come to life in a disused department store in Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth.
This exhibition investigates the concept of taking an empty commercial space in the current economic climate and bringing a new purpose to it. Visitors to the exhibition can walk around the space in the same way they used to walk around a typical department store, invoking the sense of exploring a shopping centre after hours.
The former shopping centre has been transformed into a space that is filled with varied and diverse works, spanning genres, colours, texture and size. This has created an immersive environment where no two spaces are the same, from large-scale hanging weavings by Sophie Giller to a basketball court installation by Chris Cawkwell.
The exhibition opens to the public after the second UK lockdown, drawing attention to the fall of the British High Street, worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic and seeing thousands of businesses move online. After Hours questions the precarious nature of physical retail, and the permeance of the arts in the wake of Government campaigns of Rethink. Reskill. Reboot aimed at the arts community
Participating artists include: Farrah Riley Gray, Emily Moore, Amelie Peace, Kim Booker, Hannah Lim, Chris Cawkwell, Abi Charlesworth, Meryl Yana, Coco Morris, Charlotte Winifred Guerard, Anna Woodward, Gwen Davenport, Sarah Larby, Sophie Goodchild, Manon Steyeart, Guy Train, Elisha Cox, Alexandra Searle, Izabel Wocial, Emily Moore, Verity Coward, Marcus Nelson, Chloe Louise Lawrence
Chris Cawkwell, Be Like Mike (2019)
24.2 x 24.2 cm, Plaster
Farrah Riley Gray
Together #1, 2020
Farrah Riley Gray
Together #2, 2020
The Gleaners and I, 2020
Mix media installation
Gazing In IV (2020) 120 x 30 x 30 cm, Silicone, Wood and Acrylic Paint
Chris Cawkwell, 2020
Burn Baby Burn