Alma Enterprises presents the first London solo show of UK artist Alex Baggaley. On display in the gallery will be a series of 12 beautifully rendered pencil and ink drawings. Drawn from memory and the imagination, each individual work arises from a particular encounter with the full moon at different geographical locations.
Alex Baggaley visited a series of remote locations in the UK and USA on each of the twelve full moons in 2005 to take part in his own solitary ‘performance’. From Cader Idris, Wales to the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York; each moonlit encounter is captured as a distinctive psycho-geographical episode.
The painstaking detail of the pencil records the glistening craggy face of a Cader rockface or the mossy hinterland of a fir forest with a naturalist’s precision but the beauty is in the rendition of the ‘uncanny’ and the solitary human presence that haunts but is absent in each piece; you can almost hear his breathing.
About the Artist
Alex Baggaley is based in the UK. He works in a range of media including drawing and performance and also works as part of the collaborative group P1orn. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally in group shows and collaborations.
Selected exhibitions and performances
'Safer with Strangers*’, PAD, Preston, 2008; ‘The Darkness under this cloak is darker than any night' performance in 'It's just bread,' Alma Enterprises, London, 2007; Momenta Art Fundraiser, New York, 2007 ‘United in Joy’, p4orn performance, spacestationsixtyfive, London, 2006; performer in Consciousness-related Effects in Random Physical Systems’, Paige Martin, The Kitchen, New York, 2005; P1.orn presents 'I am Sam', performance and exhibition, Alma Enterprises, London, 2006; 'Tension Fold', Alma Enterprises, London, 2005; 'Project 1', 2004, Alma Enterprises, London, 2004, Citylights, Melbourne, 2002, ‘Death Race 2000’ , Thread Waxing Space, New York 2002
Alongside the show Alma will be launching the first in a series of publications where we have commissioned writers to create texts related to Baggaley’s new work and his previous projects. The publication is available from our website to download or to purchase directly from the gallery and includes texts by Rachel Lowther, Fritz Welch, Ben Tomlinson and Siobhan Wootton.
For further information contact Sara Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07973 272543
Press images can be accessed from here