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"Wade Guyton: Paintings"
2006-10-06 until 2006-11-11
London, , UK United Kingdom

westlondonprojects is delighted to announce the first UK solo exhibition of new paintings by artist Wade Guyton. Guyton’s paintings reveal themselves as a product of mechanical reproduction, reflecting his practice of making artworks using commercial inkjet printers. The abstraction and physicality arrived at through the printing process communicates a vocabulary of uniqueness with its attendant skips, spurts, drips and smears. A mixture of primary sources, letters and signs as well as drawings and scanned printed matter, are abstracted and made singular by pushing an Epson 9600 inkjet printer to its limits. These representative aspects of the paintings persist as a digital trace of their original selves. The colour gamut offered by the 9600’s Ultrachrome inks provides a resolutely contemporary palette from which these graphic marks and images emerge.

For the show at westlondonprojects Wade Guyton has produced new large-scale printed paintings constituted of varied clusters and rows of Xs, a letter the artist often uses in his work. In this specific body of work, Guyton has folded the oversize linen surfaces to feed them through the printer, to bypass its width limitations. The resulting images’ misregistrations and asymmetries reveal this multi-step process. Additionally, westlondonprojects has commissioned a poster by Wade Guyton, which also serves as the exhibition’s invitation.

Born 1972 in Hammond Indiana, Wade Guyton received his BA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He currently lives and works in New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include Color, Power & Style shown at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York, the Hamburg Kunstverein, and Harvard University’s Carpenter Center in Cambridge Massachusetts. His work has also recently been included at the Kunsthalle, Zurich, the Whitney Biennial and Greater New York at P.S.1. Currently on view in London is his collaborative work with Kelley Walker in the group show Uncertain States of America at the Serpentine Gallery.

westlondonprojects, an initiative by collectors Maddalena and Paolo Kind is curated by Christiane Schneider. The not-for-profit space aims to give emerging international artists a UK platform that is intimate and experimental. Exhibitions are open on fixed days and by appointment and visitors are invited to attend one-off screenings, performances and viewings. The programme has included Sue and Hayley Tompkins, Takehito Koganezawa, Markus Amm, Yesim Akdeniz Graf and Robert Elfgen, as well as the group show Endless Summer curated by Gyonata Bonvicini.

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