‘moments’ 07/07/16 – 27/08/2016













Image courtesy of: Erbil & Michalopoulos, 2013.

Private View: Wednesday 25th September 2013, 6-10 p.m
Exhibition dates: 25th September – 20th October 2013 or by appointment.
First Thursdays late opening: 3rd October, 6-9 p.m
Event: Artist talk: Saturday 5th October at 1 pm.  Free event, no booking required.
Gallery opening hours: Thursday – Sunday 12-6 p.m
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Art Licks Weekend opening hours:
Thursday 3rd October, 2013, 6-9 pm & Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October, 11 am-6 pm
‘Beyond Duality’ is a two-person show of the work of artists Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos at Schwartz Gallery, the artist-curators and founders of the space. Delving intofacets of their collaborative as well as their individual practices the artists will focus on the creation of an expansive site-specific installation intertwining their respective approaches encompassing object and image-making, costume and performance art and video and installation. Overlapping categories of making and testing the boundaries of authorship in the context of collaboration BEYOND DUALITY advances ideas of shared communication and ownership to question idealised notions of objects, spaces and their perceived boundaries.
Taking the form of site specific installations Ismail Erbil’s new works for Beyond Duality investigate cycles of actions though a layering of objects and performative narratives that draw the viewer into environments or zones of experience. Working with reflective, transparent and opaque materials Erbil wraps, veils and conceals objects and surfaces to reconfigure representational devices. Sculptural objects and collages shift and transform evolving along a spectrum of light, a central theme of these works. Concealing the identity of objects in alternating shrouds of light and darkness the artist considers the nature of materiality and amplifies and distorts the experience of objects as vehicles of communication.
Patrick Michalopoulos presents a series of new works for ‘Beyond Duality’ that inhabit a space somewhere between object, photography, collage and performance. Alternating modes of representation leave the viewer to decide where images and objects begin and end questioning the apparatus of representation. Inverting hierarchies and functions of materials reflects the artist’s interest in the articulation of architectural spaces that carry with them psychological structures of human interaction. These scaled-down structures operate on a level akin to that of architectural models yet fall outside their strict parameters alluding to spaces of disembodiment, dislocation and intercepted communications.
For enquiries contact: info@schwartzgallery.co.uk
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rotating arrangement
Image by: Ice Tuxedo ‘rotating arrangement’
A collaborative painting exhibition
A unique group exhibition organised by Ice-Tuxedo.
Moments are moments of interaction between handling fashion material to begin with and then applying this knowledge into fine art materials.
Ice-tuxedo has prepared a collaborative new canvas works between artist Ismail Erbil and 8 individuals from London College of Fashion, UAL.  The artists responds to the first layer as a conceptual take on and then adds their personal marks using themes such as fruit and colour.
The exhibition questions a dialogue between artist curators and designers artists in their own right.
Eva Marie Conel
Gyan Sagar Singla
Lulu S Almuhaidib
Robin Capito
Libby Mata Harii
Julie Shah
Karim Hatab
Zamira Dinaeva
Exhibition dates: 7th July 2016 to 27th August 2016
Private view: Thursday 7th July, 2016 6 – 8.30 p.m
Public opening hours: Saturdays only: 11am – 5pm During exhibition dates
Thursday & Friday: Viewing by appointment only between 11am and 5pm
MOMENTS (hearts): Rotating Arrangement #2:
Private View: Thursday 18th August 18.00 – 20.00 pm
For further information visit:
Enquiries: icetuxedo@hotmail.com
Ice Tuxedo, 2 Schwartz Wharf, 92 White Post Lane, London, E9 5GU
Travel: Hackney Wick Overground