James Johnson-Perkins and Sarah Foqué: New Work


Sarah Foqué & James Johnson-Perkins: New Work
10 July – 29 August 2009
Open: 10 – 6pm, Tuesday – Saturday

private view: 6pm, Thursday 9th July
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road

nearest tube: Camden Town

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) are pleased to present
an exhibition of new site specific work from artists Sarah Foqué and
James Johnson-Perkins.

Through vividly coloured materials, both artists will respond to the
Cecil Sharp House building, the home of the EFDSS, as a starting point
for work as they attempt to directly interact with its community and

Responding to a site's history and the movement of people through it,
Sarah Foqué creates installations with straight bands of colour.
Drawing on histories of philosophy and anthropology, Foqué focuses on
the mapping and exploration of space and boundaries. Typically using
coloured tape as a material to visualise her understanding of the
space she is working in, Foqué will create a fluid portrait of the
space and its activities, alluding to traditional dance figures.

James Johnson-Perkins utilises references to popular culture of the
1980s to create works of play and nostalgia. His installation,
spanning all four storeys of the building stairwell, will attempt to
build the tallest structure ever made from Mega-Bloks. This
construction will represent an absurd May Pole in the centre of the
building, at odds with the surrounding architecture.

Artist-in-residence Matthew Cowan will be holding a free open studio
event during the private view and on Friday 10 July, 10am - 5pm.