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Frith Street Gallery is please to present a group exhibition evoking ide as of stillness and cinematic space by painters rarely seen in London. 
 
CREATING AND DESTROYING PAINTINGS / The paintings of Secund ino Hernández (b 1975\, Spain) show the relationship between life as it is lived and as it is painted. The attempt to link both in a complete\, human piece is at the core of his work – a never-ending search for an answer to r esolve the conflict between reality and a work of art. He recently showed a t Madrid ARCO 2012. The nuanced oil paintings of Rodney Dickson (b 1956\, N Ireland) are made up of accretions of previous paintings and traces of ima gery\, now mostly obscured. This ruthless practice of constant creation and destruction imbues the work with life and history. Dickson recently return ed from a residency in China\, where he was entranced by the quality of mis t on the landscape\, using it as the basis for a new series of paintings. D ickson won the 2011 Pollock-Krasner Award.
  
PAUSE BUTTON / The legendary underground filmmaker Jeff Keen (b 1923\, England) worked as a postman in Brighton in the 1960s\, making films in his spare time with family and friends in an ensemble cast. Embracing American Pop imagery\, c omics and later Punk\, Keen painted and made films using a stop frame anima tion process. He often explored his experiences as a survivor of World War II\, as well as the artist’s internal struggle. His films and paintings use invented characters and brands\, such as Rayday Films\, in a fractured nar rative style. His work will be exhibited at Tate Modern in October. Judith Eisler (b 1962\, USA) is currently Professor of Painting at University of A pplied Arts in Vienna. Her work was included in ‘Painting of Modern Life’ a t The Hayward Gallery in 2007. Now New York-based\, the artist draws on fil m as source material\, pressing the pause button\, shooting the image with her camera\, and then painting the still — in this case showing iconic actr ess Gloria Swanson. Matt Saunders (b 1975\, USA) trained as a painter at Ya le\, lives in Berlin and is currently is teaching at Harvard. Inspired by a rchival television shows and avant-garde film\, Saunders recasts this cinem atographic iconography into paintings\, themselves transformed into compell ing photographs and animations. He had a solo exhibition at the Renaissance Society\, Chicago in 2010. 
 
STILL / Josephine Halvorson  (b 1981\, USA) works on site\, where the paintings become testaments to th e environment and time spent. She is currently at work on a series of paint ings related to disused lumber extraction equipment near the Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee.  

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“For this show I’d like to exhibit three or four paintings related to the same site. This greater commitment allows for a longer engagement with the object’s forms and histories and represent s a slightly new direction for my work\,” she says. One of her first painti ngs was exhibited in a group show\, ‘Americanana\,’ at New York’s Hunter Co llege\, alongside a barnacle-covered bronze butter churn by Robert Gober.
 
CURATOR / Peter Fleissig for five years curated exhibitio ns for Power House\, Memphis. As a background to selecting the artists for this exhibition he read Michel Houellebecq’s ‘The Map and the Territory’ 20 12.

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30 July - 19 August: Tue sday - Friday 10am-6pm  
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20 - 31 August by appointment only
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DTEND:20120915 DTSTAMP:20140930T125655 DTSTART:20120629 GEO:51.5111622;-0.137096 LOCATION:Frith Street Gallery\, Golden Square\,17-18 Golden Square \nLondon \, W1F 9JJ UK SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Still\, Rodney Dickson\, Judith Eisler\, Josephine Halvorson\, Secu ndino Hernández\, JEFF KEEN\, Matt Saunders UID:222296 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR