South Parade is pleased to present The Room, a group exhibition featuring work by Aidan Duffy, Carole Ebtinger, Patrick Michael Fitzgerald, Andrew North & Rachel Walters. The exhibition is also accompanied by an essay by Robert Carter.
The Lloyd’s building (also known as the Inside-Out Building), located in the City of London, is synonymous with the global insurance industry.Designed by Richard Rogers, The Room, as it is known to its users, has all its services - the heating system, plumbing, lifts, etc - on the exterior in order to maximise the interior space. As a result, it has a disturbing intestinal quality which led to the coining of the term,‘bowellism’, to describe this style of architecture. The exhibition looks towards this building in both its departure and arrival point, drawing together work that calls to mind the insides or outsides, and what it means for them to be reversed or called into question.
Aidan Duffy (b. 1995 in Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in London. Recent selected exhibitions include Grotto, Ridley Road Project Space(London, 2022), Sole (solo), Becky’s Unit curated by Rebecca Ackroyd (London, 2020), Fashion Cafe, Kantine (Brussels, 2019) and Motte +Bailey, St. James Road (London, 2019). Aidan graduated from UAL Chelsea College of Art (BA Hons Fine Art) in 2016.
Carole Ebtinger (b. in 1995, in Vietnam) is a french artist who lives and works in Brussels. Recent solo exhibitions include Les Terres Rares,Eeckmann Art Prize, Bozar (Brussels, 2021) and Degroofpetercam (upcoming, Brussels, May 2022). Recent Group Exhibitions include StealingThunder, Barbé Urbain Gallery (Gent, 2022) and Se désertifier, Ada Ventura (Brussels, 2020). Carole graduated with a Masters in Drawing fromLa Cambre (Brussels, 2018).
Patrick Michael Fitzgerald (b. 1965, in Ireland) lives and works in Vizcaya, Spain. Recent selected solo exhibitions include Nomadic Forms,Palacio Horcasitas (Vizcaya, 2020), Clearing, Fenderesky Gallery (Belfast, 2015), New Paintings, Fenderesky Gallery (Belfast, 2013) andDrawings, Guest Room/Contemporary Art (Brussels, 2010). Recent selected group shows include I know what I am giving you, I don’t knowwhat you will receive, with Helen O’Leary, Fenderesky Gallery (Belfast, forthcoming 2022), Pathways on Paper, South Parade (London, 2022),Studio K3, Art Cabinet, Kunst Museum Olten, (Zurich, 2020), Demonios en el Jardín, Fundación Diaz Caneja – with Antón Hurtado and CarmeloCamacho, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Palencia, 2019). His work is in private and public collections in Europe and the USA.
Andrew North lives and works between Leicestershire and London. Recent solo exhibitions include In Residence, The Tallet Gallery (TheCotswolds, 2013) and Works in Progress, Victoria Gallery (Glasgow, 2010). Recent group exhibitions include Salon des Refuses, The Tub(London, 2022), Kill of Cure, Wolfson College (Cambridge, 2022), Pathways on Paper, South Parade (London, 2022), Between Shan Shui, 1974Club (London, 2022), A Moment or Two, The Bothy Gallery (Cirencester, 2021) and Dibujando y Pintando, 48 Calle Iturribide (Bilbao, 2018). He iscurrently artist in residence at St Ann’s Allotments Residency (Nottingham) and recently graduated from the Royal Drawing School (IntensiveProgramme, 2022).
Rachel Walters (b. 1976, Auckland, New Zealand) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent selected exhibitions include Inside Mostly (solo),Northart Gallery (Auckland, 2020), Owhango Summer Sculpture Show, (Owhango, 2018-19), The Crash, Q-park Cavendish Square (London,2017), Hau te Kapakapa (The Flapping Wind), Public sculpture commission for Auckland City Council (Auckland, 2013) and Sticks and Stonesand Names and Bones, Billboard project, Te Tuhi Centre for Art, (Auckland, 2013).