British Summer Time (BST)- Copperfield Gallery

Half mocking, half nostalgic; British Summer Time at Copperfield Gallery in London distills the allure and revulsion of that particularly British sea side summer experience. From the conservative old folks of Bournemouth and the Isle of White to the wonderfully excruciating pleasures of Blackpool, South Shields, Margate, there is the tinny echo of faded Little Britain. Surrounded by half wrought tokens of a forgotten empire, OAP’s wheeze in sweat drenched shirts to the pool side, just about surviving the sudden rain only to have ‘that nice foreign nurse’ resuscitate them as the sun beats down at midday and it all becomes too much. We are an island nation.

BRITISH SUMMER TIME (BST) / 10 May – 27 June

Artists: Larry Achiampong, Ewa Axelrad, Alex Farrar, Joe Fletcher Orr,
Rowena Harris, Jasleen Kaur, littlewhitehead

Opening Wednesday 9 May 2018, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition runs 10 May – 23 June 2018

More information: copperfieldgallery.com

Larry Achiampong, #OPENSEASON, Chalkboard drawings - British Summer Time (BST) - Copperfield Gallery
Larry Achiampong, #OPENSEASON, Chalkboard drawings – British Summer Time (BST) – Copperfield Gallery
Ewa Axelrad, Minimum, Necessary, Objectively Reasonable - British Summer Time (BST)- Copperfield Gallery
Ewa Axelrad, Minimum, Necessary, Objectively Reasonable – British Summer Time (BST)- Copperfield Gallery
Ewa Axelrad, Minimum, Necessary, Objectively Rowena Harris, Golden brown texture like sun, 2017 - Copperfield Gallery
Ewa Axelrad, Minimum, Necessary, Objectively Rowena Harris, Golden brown texture like sun, 2017 – Copperfield Gallery
littlewhitehead, When will it end?- British Summer Time (BST) - Copperfield Gallery
littlewhitehead, When will it end?- British Summer Time (BST) – Copperfield Gallery
Jasleen Kaur, Welcome Mat, 2010 - Copperfield Gallery
Jasleen Kaur, Welcome Mat, 2010 – Copperfield Gallery
lAlex Farrar, Smart (sweat painting) , 2018 - British Summer Time (BST) - Copperfield Gallery
lAlex Farrar, Smart (sweat painting) , 2018 – British Summer Time (BST) – Copperfield Gallery
Alex Farrar, Wakeful (sweat painting), 2017 - British Summer Time (BST) - Copperfield Gallery
Alex Farrar, Wakeful (sweat painting), 2017 – British Summer Time (BST) – Copperfield Gallery