Currently undertaking a practice based PhD in Fine Art at SMFA on the cognitive conditions of pictorial attention (with the support of a University of Kent Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship), artist Moyra Derby is featured in a new exhibition which opens on Thursday 1 March at 18.30, running until 31 March.
‘Interval [ ] still : now’ is a collaboration between five artists – Moyra Derby, Nicky Hamlyn, Conor Kelly, Joan Key, and Jost Münster. The exhibition reflects on the momentary encounter, caught within or cut by the limit of rectangular support, viewfinder, picture space, window space or film reel.
Their approach is unified by framing as a shared convention between film and painting. The interruptions that occur through cross cuts, edits, overlays and spacings between works becomes a defining consideration. The architectural and durational containment of work through exhibition is a further form of framing that the Interval project foregrounds.
Tintype opened in 2010 and currently represents twelve artists from the UK, Germany, Romania, Hong Kong and Canada. At Tintype, a large window frames the space from the street and provides a dual aspect for work – pictorialized from outside, offering an overview and invitation – fragmented and spatially shifting inside. The cut in time and structured spacing implied by the term interval highlights this change of view and perspective between the street and the gallery. Within Tintype, there is a third aspect – because the window is so large and the street outside so busy – it is hard not to be aware of the constantly changing streetscape.
Working collaboratively since 2016, the five artists developed ‘Interval [ ] Stop Gap’ in 2017 at the Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury, and ‘Interval [ ] in 2016’ as part of the Whitstable Biennale.
A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Founding Trustee of Crate Studio & Project Space in Margate, Moyra studied at University of Ulster at Belfast and Cheltenham School of Art. She received an MA Painting from the Royal College of Art. 1996, where she received the Basil H Alkazzi Travel Scholarship to New York, La Cité Internationale des Arts Paris Studio Award and The British Institution Fund Painting Award. She is Senior Lecturer in Painting on the BA Fine Art course at UCA Canterbury.
Venue details: Tintype, 107 Essex Road, London, N1 2SL, Tel 0207 354 4360
Wed – Sat: 12.00 – 18.00
Image: Installation view, Interval [ ], Whitstable Biennale, 2016