After an excellent VJ performance at our recent Hockley Hustle electronic music stage, we welcome to Rough Trade, artist Joey Holder.
Friday 23 January 7pm - 11pm, Free Entry
Resident Truth and Lies DJ's Ex-Friendly and Joff.
Joey Holder was a recent finalist for the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award; included in Vestige: The Future is Here, Design Museum, London and Multinatural Histories, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Massachusetts, USA (all 2013).
She has exhibited widely with projects including Hypersalon at Miami Basel and HYDROZOAN, a solo exhibition and part of the Liverpool Biennial program at The Royal Standard (both 2014).
Upcoming projects include Eco-Currencies a group show at The Composing Rooms, Berlin and a current solo project BioSTAT at Project Native Informant, London.
Joey Holder's work includes painting, sculpture, video and digital manipulations. She is concerned with notions of the ‘artificial’ and the ‘organic’, two terms with meanings that have become harder to define within today’s technology-driven world and our adaption to this ever-revised order. By contrasting so-called ‘organic’ and ‘artificial’ substances and surfaces through a series of abstractions, Holder creates a world of manifold layers, none more unified or natural than the next. These hybridities may suggest a particular function or natural form but remain elusive through their odd displacement. Fragmented patterns clash against automated representations, each vying for the viewer’s attention, creating a barrage of excess and exuberance. Painterly and digitised forms exist in parallel - fragments forced together into stable configurations, resulting in moments of pure display and hyper-aestheticisation. Holder's work represents an organic way of seeing computation through an evolution from canvas to screen.