‘GET IN’ by Rosie McGinn, on display at Charlie Smith London as part of the group exhibition ‘Young Gods’, curate by Zavier Ellis, which runs until March 9th.
“CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present its first exhibition of 2019. Celebrating its tenth year at the gallery in Shoreditch, it is fitting that Young Gods launches this significant and celebratory year.
Gallery director and independent curator Zavier Ellis is a respected talent spotter who has curated Young Gods at various locations for fifteen years. Selected from graduate and post-graduate final shows in London, the exhibition will consist of printmaking, installation, painting, video, assemblage and sculpture from artists who have graduated from Chelsea, Goldsmiths, the Royal Academy Schools, the Slade, Wimbledon and City & Guilds.
ROSIE MCGINN (MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts) identifies sport and leisure as a subject through which she can explore the psychological drives underlying euphoria, despair, achievement and failure. Working in video, sculpture and kinetic
installation, McGinn appropriates imagery and footage from bingo halls, weight lifting, boxing or football matches to make effortlessly complex works. McGinn acknowledges both the pursuit of transcendence via extreme human achievement and the escapism inherent in group hysteria (worship), whilst conveying the absurdity of consistently dedicating oneself to watching or participating in singular, obsessive, repetitive behaviour.” - Charlie Smith London
“This is one of my favourite projects in the calendar and this show is one of the strongest selections yet. I have enduring relationships with many of the Young Gods that I have selected over the years, and I’m delighted to see them achieving so much consistent success. This is something I have done since the earliest stages of my career, and my appetite for discovering new artists is undiminished.” - Zavier Ellis - 5 hours ago