Conceived as separate - two exhibitions provide an integrated experience for the visitors of London’s Camden Art Centre.

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Running from the 14th of January to the 13th of March 2022, two exhibitions take place at Camden Art Centre. They appear disconnected; however, they cannot be separated. The two exhibitions must be seen together.

Walking up the stairs, on the right we can explore Julien Creuzet’s solo “Too blue, too deep, too dark we sank…”. On the left, we discover winner of Camden Arts Centre Emerging Art Prize at Freize Allison Katz’s exhibition, “Artery”.

 

Rob Harris, Installation view of Julien Creuzet’s “Too blue, too deep, too dark we sank…”, 2022, Courtesy of Camden Art Centre.

 

Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet, in France, lives and works in Montreuil. Graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Caen, he obtained a Post-Diploma in Fine Arts and the Lyon Academy and the Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains. 

“Too blue, too deep, too dark we sank…” is a multimedia installation – layered with symbols, colours, textures and words. 

Julien Creuzet reveals the interwoven sculptural elements: repurposed materials, fabrics, digital and text. It is an immersive installation of material relics which tell the stories of different cultures, inviting us to draw connections between elements.

Canadian artist Allison Katz was born in Montreal. Having studied Fine Arts at Concordia University and received an MFA from Columbia University in New York, she lives and works in London.

“Artery” shows over 20 paintings made by Allison Katz over the last 18 months. 

 

Rob Harris, Installation view of Allison Katz’s “Artery”, 2022, Courtesy of Camden Art Centre.

 

It is an exploration of the themes of identity, expression, selfhood and voice. The paintings show an embodied perspective in which we see though associations and allusions. She invites us to realise how our subjective experience meets with the outer world: an inner view onto the exterior.

The artists’ works are distinct in their focus and perspective, yet they are obviously relatable. They are envisioned as separate but collide at the Camden Arts Centre.

Julien Creuzet’s work is an invitation to look around, reflect on the world we live in. Allison Katz’s paintings are an opportunity to give importance to our subjective experience. They invite us to look back at how we have seen, and how we see now. Can we re-register the outer world? Perhaps though Art we can. 

Upon our visit we can re-gain awareness, adopting an informed viewpoint – re-adjusting our position in the world, in relation to the places we inhabit and in consideration of different perspectives.

 

Rob Harris, Installation view of Julien Creuzet’s “Too blue, too deep, too dark we sank…”, 2022, Courtesy of Camden Art Centre.

 

Cover image: Rob Harris, Installation view of Allison Katz’s “Artery”, 2022, Courtesy of Camden Art Centre.

Written by Zoë Rivas Zanello

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