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© David Spero
Curated by: Rowena Chiu

11 Princelet Street
London E1 6QH
United Kingdom
November 13th, 2009 - November 29th, 2009
Opening: November 12th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

shoreditch, hoxton
020 7247 1816
12 to 6pm - Tuesdays to Sundays


A 6-man exhibition curated by Rowena Chiu

'In Two Minds' is a group exhibition that plays with notions of balance, tipping points and liminal spaces.

This six-man show brings together work by emerging and established artists to explore the significance of transition; the spaces in-between; the journey rather than the destination. This exhibition is interested in exploring the state in which something can be dynamic in its stillness, the idea of motion without direction.

Works in this carefully considered exhibition offer up moments of becoming, whether with the quiet intensity of Kirk Palmer’s video installation ‘Murmur’ in which the forested hills of Kyoto sway with the wind or in the meditative sculptures of Yukako Shibata which take organic forms as their starting point.

David Spero’s 'Ball photographs’ encapsulate elements of stillness and balance, whereby a single gesture transforms the otherwise inanimate landscape into a dynamic one.

Stewart Cliff’s unassuming paintings offer a moment between looking and recognition with the artist’s simple rendering of everyday domestic objects into the semi-abstract.

For this exhibition, Henry Krokatsis will be making a new work in response to the concept of the show and Chino Moya will be reworking excerpts from Yasujiro Ozu film archives. Each of the works in this exhibition contains within it an element of the monumental in its quietness.

This is an exhibition about potentiality, and allowing the space for it.


Stewart Cliff : Bloomberg Contemporaries 2008; winner of the Richard Ford Art Award 2005
Henry Krokatsis : Reconstruction at Sudeley Castle 2008; You’ll never know at Hayward Gallery 2007; Showcase at South London Gallery 2004
Chino Moya : With a background in film this will be the artist’s first art exhibition
Kirk Palmer : Natural Wonders at Baibakov Art Projects 2009; solo show at Paradise Row 2007; Anticipation at David Roberts Art Foundation 2007
Yukako Shibata : Solo show Luminescence at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation; winner of the Calyon Investment Bank Art Award and the Davis Langton Award 2005
David Spero : Artists Residency at British School of Rome 2009; Solo show at Photographers Gallery, 2005; The Art of the Garden at Tate Britain 2004

Thursdays to Sundays - 12 to 6pm by appointment

For enquiries please contact Rowena Chiu at