1 October - 10 November 2020
Phil Goss: Port
Presented by Alibi Gallery, Phil Goss: Port is a new solo show by the London-based artist that opens on October 1, 2020 and will be on view through November 10, 2020, at the gallery’s showroom at Sarri 12, Athens. The exhibition is curated by Eleni Michaelidi and will open on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 13:00 to 22:000, in the presence of the artist.
In his first solo exhibition in Athens, Phil Goss presents a group of works that were based on freehand line drawings at the port of Piraeus, created in the frame of a 2019 project at Snehta Residency. During these drawing sessions in Piraeus and its surroundings, Goss focused on everyday observations, still lives and urban landscapes, seemingly trivial fragments of a port city that stands in between continuity and transition. Subsequently, the artist worked with this material in his London studio, experimenting with a variety of drawing, painting, carving and printmaking techniques and materials to create a new body of work that is presented for the first time.
Staged in the permanent showroom of Alibi Gallery at the heart of the city, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, textile prints and wood carvings, all in dialogue with a large-scale mural painting that was especially commissioned and realized for the exhibition.
Phil Goss works with a variety of media to produce multidisciplinary work that ranges from minimalistic mono-prints to multilayered murals, gestural drawings and canvas paintings with complex textures. His artistic practice is a balancing exercise between representation and abstraction, producing images that resist clear formulation through descriptive language. Goss’s background in literature has played an important role in developing his work, with strong influences by writers such as William Blake, J. G. Ballard and William Faulkner; and in this particular case by Henry Miller’s The Colossus of Maroussi.
Phil Goss (b. 1984, Bristol) is a multidisciplinary artist. He studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Grounded in drawing, his work embraces a variety of techniques and materials that range from painting to textile prints and installation. He is interested in how a subject can be explored across a series of different mediums. Goss has shown extensively in the UK, including at the V&A Museum, Rye Art Gallery, Evelyn Yard Gallery, Josh Lilley Gallery, Aldeburgh Lookout Tower, Geddes Gallery, and London Design Festival; and has been commissioned work by Folk, Paul Smith, Alex Eagle, Blacks, Fix126, and Santoremedio. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Recent Drawing in London, where he lives and works.
Title: Phil Goss: Port
Dates: October 1. - November 10. 2020
Address: Alibi Gallery, 12 Sarri St., Athens
Visiting Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12.00-14.00 & 15.00-19.00, Saturday 12.00-18.00
Please note that visitors must wear masks for the entire duration of their visit.
The exhibition coincides with Alibi Gallery’s participation in Art Athina 2020 Virtual, including the virtual platform Art Athina Viewing Rooms and the Art Athina Week event. More info at https://art-athina.gr