Neville Gabie

Experiments in Black ans White

Experiments in Black and White

Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London 13th January – 17th February 2018 Co- curated by Danielle Arnaud and Tessa Jackson

                                                  performance photograph – David Rickard

‘Whilst artist in Residence with the Cabot Institute, Bristol University, I spent some time with staff in the department of mathematics. One professor I spoke to talked about his ongoing research to ‘measure and define infinity.’ That whole conceit struck me as being as close to the elusive nature of art itself as anything else. Watching him work was also a revelation. He worked on three large blackboards with chalk and a duster, writing and rubbing out a whole series of equations, moving from one to the other with such speed and intensity, that the whole experience required great physical exertion. He was engaged in what is perhaps the frontline of pure maths, but working with one of the most ancient of natural materials, chalk and in doing so, particles, many millennia old, were being broken to dust as they fell to the floor. When he had finished I was curious to know why he worked in what seemed like a basic way with chalk and a board. Why not a computer? His answer itself made such sense in relation to my own practice. What he talked about was the relationship between the hand taking a physical action and the speed and way in which the brain, his brain, could process his thoughts. The understanding and the processing of thought through action, is exactly the point at which our work intersects.’ Neville Gabie

This is Neville Gabie’s third solo exhibition at the gallery, which includes photography, film and a performance work by the artist. The exhibition has been developed in partnership with Tessa Jackson and is intended as the basis for a much larger exhibition of the artists work.

Gallery Photographs by Oskar Proctor


Please see the attached Exhibition Text by Tessa Jackson; Exhibition text by Tessa Jackson

Please follow link to an Exhibition Review by Cal Revely-Calder, Apollo Magazine

Please see the attached PDF; DANIELLE ARNAUD – Neville Gabie 2018 PR