EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

Emergence is a nebulous idea. It is perhaps best articulated as a list of ideas: coming up, coming out, coming to light. Revealing, uncovering, disclosing. Quietly, slowly, gradually.

“As an alchemist converts one element into another, Gauguin believed in the artist’s ability to take raw materials and transform them into something entirely new.”

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19th Century philosopher G. H. Lewes gave the term a more narrow definition. He said that emergence happens when something that isn’t suggested by its constituent parts comes into being. Something new and unanticipated. For example, a lone ant has limited capacity to reason and isn’t capable of accomplishing much, but ant colonies have a sort of group-intelligence that helps them to complete complex tasks. When they come together, this intelligence emerges. 

Paul Gauguin spoke of the artist as an alchemist, using their materials to create an entirely new entity. Nothing in the oil, pigment, linen canvas and wooden stretcher that make up a painting suggests the profound effect it can have on a viewer. Looking at these components for creation, it is not possible to anticipate what their sum might be at the artist’s hands.

The artworks in this exhibition, all by new artists to Rise Art’s roster, can be thought of as illustrations of the way that something new and significant comes to exist through the combination of unassuming parts. Furthermore, in the exhibition itself each work becomes a constituent part of a wider impression. This impression will vary between different viewers, each picking up different ingredients from each artwork and mentally combining them using a different recipe.

What emerges, though, will always be greater than and different to its components. It will not be reducible to their sum or their difference. It will come up, come out, come to light. Be revealed, uncovered, disclosed. Quietly, slowly, gradually.

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

Rupture, 2021

Oil on panel  |  29.5 x 20.7 cm

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LIORAH TCHIPROUT  Stalk Breaking Study, 2021.  Oil on board  |  17.5 x 12.5 cm

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“Kaleidoscopic fragments are recomposed into images that seem to have a corresponding reality of their own.”

Sour Face, 2020

Mixed media on panel   |  40.6 x 30.5 cm

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Green Shirt, 2021

Oil on canvas  |  45 x 35 cm

The Devil In Me 2, 2021

Aquacrylic on polyester   |  55 x 43 cm

3am vs 10am (A very serious self portrait), 2021

Oil on panel |  42 x 42 cm

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IAIN ANDREWS, Buen Provecho, 2017

Oil and acrylic on canvas  |  60 x50 cm   |   learn more

SIMONA ORENTAITE, Rupture, 2021

Oil on Canvas  |  29.5 x 20.7 cm   |   learn more

FU LIANG, Mirror, 2019

Watercolour on canvas  |  50 x 60 cm   |   learn more

ABBIE SCHUG, After IMG_3075, 2021

Oil on canvas   |  36 x 28 cm   |   learn more

ELEANOR WANG, Sour Face, 2020

Mixed media  |  40.6 x 30.5 cm  |  learn more

G.H. LEWS. 

From The Principles of Success in Literature (1865)

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EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

29 July – 17 Sept 2021

Open by appointment only.

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

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EMERGENCE

Forest Accumulation (Cloth Shrine), 2021

JOANNA WHITTLE

Oil on panel  |  15 x 10.5 cm

Mirror, 2020

Watercolour on canvas 40 x 50 cm

Every Time I See Your Face, 2021

Graphite on paper   |  61 x 51 cm

When Is Father's Day?, 2016

Oil on panel   |  30 x 30 cm

When Is Father's Day?, 2016

Oil on panel   |  30 x 30 cm

When Is Father's Day?, 2016

Oil on panel   |  30 x 30 cm

When Is Father's Day?, 2016

Oil on panel   |  30 x 30 cm

Demolition, 2021

Oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper  |  150 x 100 cm

Diff, 2020

Oil on canvas   |  116.7 x 91 cm

Aurora, 2021

Oil and spray paint on canvas   | 120 x 100 cm

In Expectation, 2021

Ink on Canvas  |  110 x 85 cm

New Hadrian's Wall, 2017

Oil on mdf panel  |  76 x 60 cm

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The Seeker, 2021

Oil and pastel on canvas   |  90 x 70 cm

L – R:  LUCAS PERTILE

L – R:  SABRINA SHAH

L – R:  JACK HUGHES 

|   JOANNA WHITTLE

|   SIMONA ORENTAITE

Buen Provecho, 2017

Oil and acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 50 cm

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Grey (Waiting), 2021

JOANNA WHITTLE

Oil on copper  |  10 x 15 cm

19th Century philosopher G. H. Lewes gave the term a more narrow definition. He said that emergence happens when something that isn’t suggested by its constituent parts comes into being. Something new and unanticipated. For example, a lone ant has limited capacity to reason and isn’t capable of accomplishing much, but ant colonies have a sort of group-intelligence that helps them to complete complex tasks. When they come together, this intelligence emerges. 

Paul Gauguin spoke of the artist as an alchemist, using their materials to create an entirely new entity. Nothing in the oil, pigment, linen canvas and wooden stretcher that make up a painting suggests the profound effect it can have on a viewer. Looking at these components for creation, it is not possible to anticipate what their sum might be at the artist’s hands.

The artworks in this exhibition, all by new artists to Rise Art’s roster, can be thought of as illustrations of the way that something new and significant comes to exist through the combination of unassuming parts. Furthermore, in the exhibition itself each work becomes a constituent part of a wider impression. This impression will vary between different viewers, each picking up different ingredients from each artwork and mentally combining them using a different recipe.

What emerges, though, will always be greater than and different to its components. It will not be reducible to their sum or their difference. It will come up, come out, come to light. Be revealed, uncovered, disclosed. Quietly, slowly, gradually.

JOANNA WHITTLE, Grey (waiting) & For.., 2021

Oil on panel   |  10 x 15 cm   |   learn more

Oil on panel   |  15 x 10.5 cm   |   learn more

Kaleidoscopic fragments are recomposed into images that seem to have a corresponding reality of their own.

Sour Face, 2021

Mixed medial   |  40.5 x 30.5 cm

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Green Shirt, 2021

Oil on canvas  |  45 x 35 x 10 cm

The Devil In Me, 2021

Aquacrylic on semi-transparent poliester   |  55 x 43 x 2 cm

HANNAH WILSON, Green Shirt, 2021

Oil on canvas   | 45 x 35 cm  |  learn more

TRINE BORK, The Devil In Me 2, 2021

Aquacrylic on polyester  | 55 x 43 cm  |  learn more

LUCAS PERTILE, Demolition, 2021

Mixed media on paper  | 150 x 100 cm  |  learn more

HARRIET GILLETT, Aurora, 2021

Mixed media on canvas  |  120 x 100 cm  |  learn more

LIORAH TCHIPROUT, Stalk Breaking St..., 2021

Oil on board   |  17.5 x 12.5 cm   |   learn more

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As an alchemist converts one element into another, Gauguin believed in the artist’s ability to take raw materials and transform them into something entirely new.

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. 

From Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist (2017)

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BELLA CARLOS, Every Time I See Your..., 2021

Drawing   | 61 x 51 cm  |  learn more

LASSE THORST, The Seeker, 2021

Oil and pastel on canvas  |  90 x 70 cm  |  learn more

ROBBIE BUSHE, New Hadrian's Wall, 2017

Oil on mdf panel   | 76 x 60 cm  |  learn more

ABIGAIL HAMPSEY, It could be the one... 2021

Mixed media on canvas  |  150 x 130 cm  |  learn more

SABRINA SHAH, Bananas, 2021

Mixed media on canvas  |  140 x 120 cm  |  learn more

JACK HUGHES, Still Life (May 2021), 2021

Oil , Oil pastel on canvas   |   132 x 112 cm  |  learn more

HIRA GEDIKOGLU3am vs 10 am (A very...), 2021

Oil on panel  |  42 x 42 cm   |   learn more

From Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist  (2017)

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

G. H. LEWES

From The Principles of Success in Literature (1865)

After IMG_3075, 2021

Oil on canvas  |  36 x 28 cm

Group Exhibition