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2nd September, 2015

Alexander Devereux: Deceiving Grandeur & Walking Through Fiction

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2nd September, 2015
End Date:
2nd October, 2015
Camberwell Space Projects, Camberwell College of Arts, Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU
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Exhibition Runs: 2 September – 2 October 2015
Private View: 8 September 2015, 5.30 – 8pm (all welcome)
Symposium: 29 September 2015, 6 – 8pm (public event, booking required)

Camberwell Space Projects exhibitions are open to members of the public during advertised events.  

Camberwell Space is pleased to present ‘Deceiving Grandeur’, a solo exhibition of new work by the 2014 winner of the Vanguard Prize, Alexander Devereux. ‘Deceiving Grandeur’ is accompanied by a group show, ‘Walking Through Fiction’, curated by Alexander Devereux.  

The exhibitions run concurrently at Camberwell Space Projects, located in the Ground and First Floor Gallery spaces at Wilson Road, Camberwell College of Arts.

The Vanguard Prize, launched in 2010, is open to current graduates and recent alumni of Camberwell College of Arts. The winner is offered a free studio residence for a year at Vanguard Court, along with ongoing mentoring and support from Camberwell College of Arts to help them develop their work and career. ‘Deceiving Grandeur’ marks the completion of Devereux’s year-long residency at Vanguard Court Studios. Devereux graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2014 with a BA in Sculpture and currently lives and works in London.

Ground Floor Gallery: ‘Walking Through Fiction’, a group exhibition curated by Alexander Devereux

With artists: Mac Scott, Jiri Kratochvil, Fani Parali, Matt Franks, Cedar Lewisohn, Tim Ellis and Alexander Devereux

A group exhibition of small works by artists who usually work on a large scale. Including work by sculptors, installation artists, video artists, performers and all those who play with the role of imagination, theatricality and narrative. For this exhibition each artist was invited to make an A2 poster in response to the title and that also reflected their own work.  In the exhibition these posters are displayed alongside work by each artist.

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First Floor Gallery: ‘Deceiving Grandeur’, a solo exhibition of work by Alexander Devereux

The intriguing building methods of the industrial age inspire Devereux to make large scale architectural installations and sculptures. Using the forms of bridges, railway stations and old factories, his installations mimic an industrial style and aesthetic. Devereux’s sculptures, whilst appearing to be functional architectural features made from cast iron, are in fact made from lightweight wood, thus questioning the idea that form follows function, and transforming them into sculptural objects. The theatricality of these fake architectural pieces imply the once labour-intensive methods of making these structures, preserving their visually impressive grandeur and ornate, over-engineered qualities.

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