Pilar Corrias

Charles Avery

Charles Avery

Charles Avery

Untitled (itinerants waiting for Labour Exchange to open)
Charles Avery
2017
Pencil, Acrylic, Indian Ink and Collage on paper
Untitled (Bather in the Memory of Conchious-ness pink sky)
Charles Avery
2017
Pencil, acrylic and ink on paper
Untitled (Duculi) (2013), Untitled (Couple Smoking) (2016), Untitled (Eel Bucket 4) (2016)
Charles Avery
2017
Installation View of Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort) Courtesy the artist and DRAF. Photo: Tim Bowditch
Installation View of Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort)
Charles Avery
2017
Installation View of Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort) Courtesy the artist and DRAF. Photo: Tim Bowditch
Untitled (Bookends) (2012-2015), Untitled (Atomist) (2014), Untitled (wallpaper) (2014)
Charles Avery
2017
Installation View of Study #15. Untitled (The Ninth Resort) Courtesy the artist and Private Collection, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
Untitled (Lantern)
Charles Avery
2016
Bronze, cooper, acrylic, LED lights and ebony 250 x 100 x 75 cm
Untitled (Inner Circle, Onomatopoeia Zoo)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour and ink on paper 203.5 x 338 cm
Untitled (Pool, Onomatopoeia Zoo)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour and ink on paper 214.5 x 149.3 x 7.5 cm
Untitled (Girl entering pool, Onomatopoeia zoo)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper mounted on linen 58.3 x 45.1 x 5.5 cm
Untitled (Fishermen returning from the Memory of Consciousness)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper mounted on linen 69 x 53.9 x 5.5 cm
Untitled (Hunting the noumenon)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper 88 x 62 x 3 cm
Untitled (Students on the steps of the Square Gasket)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper mounted on linen 64.6 x 54.5 x 5.5 cm
Untitled (Students leaning over banister)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper 82.5 x 60.8 x 5.5 cm
Untitled (Visit the Jadindagadendar)
Charles Avery
2016
Pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper 121.2 x 89.3 x 4 cm
Tree no.5 (from the Jadindagadendar)
Charles Avery
2015
Bronze, acrylic, steel, copper, LED lights 478.4 x 356.6 x 280.9 cm Installation view: Winter Light 2015, Parasol Unit, London, 14 October - 6 December 2015
Installation view: We don’t stay here because of gravity we stay because we like it
Charles Avery
2015
fig-2 exhibition, Courtesy of the artist, Photography by Sylvain Deleu
Installation view: Untitled (Dihedra)
Charles Avery
2015
fig-2 exhibition, Courtesy of the artist, Photography by Sylvain Deleu
Installation view: Untitled (Dihedra)
Charles Avery
2015
fig-2 exhibition. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Sylvain Deleu
Untitled (Four Significantes)
Charles Avery
2015
Pencil, acrylic and water colour 87.3 x 63.8 x 5.5 cm
Untitled (Tourist, fisherman with mudfish)
Charles Avery
2015
Pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper mounted on linen 92 x 117.5 x 7 cm
Untitled (It Means It Means; Beuys, Square Gasket)
Charles Avery
2014
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper 235 x 225 cm
Untitled (Pool)
Charles Avery
2013/2014
Bronze, metal, hand-blown glass, water 330 x 54.7 cm Installation view: The Great Acceleration, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 13 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
Untitled (Pool)
Charles Avery
2013/2014
Bronze, metal, hand-blown glass, water 330 x 54.7 cm Installation view: The Great Acceleration, Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 13 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
Untitled (Dilettantes Eel hunting in the Memory of Consciousness)
Charles Avery
2014
Pencil, ink, acrylic on paper 135 x 170 cm (framed)
Untitled (Two Girls Digging For Carmine)
Charles Avery
2014
Pencil, ink, gouache on paper 83.4 x 113.5 cm
Untitled (Hunter Diptych)
Charles Avery
2014
Pencil, gouache and watercolour on paper 42 x 57.5 cm 57 x 78 cm
Progressionist
Charles Avery
2014
White patinated Bronze, and card 50 x 30 x 35 cm
Untitled (Noumenology)
Charles Avery
2013
Bronze, card, nylon, acrylic rod, cherry wood
Untitled (Eel gutter)
Charles Avery
2013
Pencil and ink on paper 42 x 28.5 cm
Untitled (View of the MoAO from the direction of the Place de la Revolution with Hammons, Hepworth, Koons, Unknown Easter Island Artist)
Charles Avery
2013
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper 252.4 x 408.5 x 10.2 cm
Untitled (It Means It Means; Gonzalez-Torres, Ray, Riley, Watteau)
Charles Avery
2013
Diptych, Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper mounted on linen 75.9 x 99.9 x 7 cm (each)
Untitled (It Means It Means; Bourgeois, Friedrich, LeWitt, Lichtenstein, Malevich, Morris, Polke, Stieglitz)
Charles Avery
2013
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper 194.1 x 249.2 x 7.9 cm
Untitled (It Means It Means; Celmins, Sturtevant)
Charles Avery
2013
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper mounted on linen 92.2 x 119.7 x 7 cm
Untitled (Girl with bonnet and Lamp #1)
Charles Avery
2013
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper mounted on linen 83.8 x 57.1 cm
Untitled (It Means It Means; Abramovic and Ulay, Goya, Hesse, Riley)
Charles Avery
2013
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper mounted on linen 75 x 104.5 x 7 cm
Untitled (It means It Means, Hiorns, Lozano, Ray)
Charles Avery
2013
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper 122 x 189 x 8 cm (framed)
Jadindagadendar (Tree no.4)
Charles Avery
2013
Black stainless steel, aluminium and blue, yellow and red acrylic rod 300 x 360 cm
Untitled (Flower 5)
Charles Avery
2013
Brass 85 x 60 x 60 cm
Untitled (Boogie-Woogie)
Charles Avery
2012
Card, paper, bronze, acrylic and gouache 80 x 30 x 40 cm
Untitled (It Means It Means; Duchamp Etant Donnes)
Charles Avery
2012
Pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on paper 169 x 228.1 x 7.9 cm (framed)
Untitled (Fishermen returning from the Qoro -Qoro)
Charles Avery
2012
Pencil and ink on paper 143.8 x 185.4 cm (framed)
Untitled (Place de la Revolution)
Charles Avery
2011
Pencil, ink and acrylic on paper 240 x 416 cm
Untitled (Map)
Charles Avery
2011
Pencil, ink, gouache and liquid gold leaf on pearlescent paper 82 x 112 cm (framed)
Untitled (Eel Seller)
Charles Avery
2011
Pencil and ink on paper 61 x 45 cm (framed)
Untitled (Design for a tree No.1 for Jardin de Gardenne)
Charles Avery
2011
Pencil and ink and acrylic on paper 120 x 90 cm
Untitled (Study no 1. for a cyclist Place de la Revolution)
Charles Avery
2011
Pencil and ink on paper 59.4 x 42 cm (framed)
Untitled (Study no 5. for a cyclist Place de la Revolution)
Charles, Avery
2011
Pencil and ink on paper 59.4 x 42 cm (framed)
Untitled (Study no 6. for a cyclist Place de la Revolution)
Charles Avery
2011
Pencil and ink on paper 59.4 x 42 cm
Egg Eating Egret
Charles Avery
2011
Bronze, Enamel Paint and an Egg 74 x 20 x 28.5 cm
Untitled (Children Playing Under the Pier at Onomatopoeia)
Charles Avery
2010
Pencil ink and gouache on paper 66.5 x 50.5 cm (framed)
Untitled (Eel Catcher in the Qoro-Qoroas)
Charles Avery
2010
Pencil, ink and gouache on paper 78.5 x 45.5 cm
Untitled (The Port of Onomatopoeia)
Charles Avery
2009-2010
Pencil and ink on paper 530.8 x 260.9 x 10 cm
Untitled (Lady luck); Untitled (Proceed A Posteriore); Untitled (Cyclism); Untitled (Dasein); Metas Poster; Untitled (Looks like a Unicorn, smells like a Unicorn)
Charles Avery
2010
Pencil gouache on paper 57.5 x 85.4 cm (each)
Untitled (Reactionary Head)
Charles Avery
2010
Cardboard, gouache, bronze, acrylic 50 x 37 x 48 cm
Untitled (Significante)
Charles Avery
2010
Bronze, cardboard, gouache, acrylic 50 x 40 x 40 cm
Untitled (Disc-Wordler)
Charles Avery
2010
Bronze, cardboard, gouache, acrylic 34 x 65 x 60 cm
Untitled (Empiricist)
Charles Avery
2010
Bronze, cardboard, gouache, acrylic 50 x 28 x 30 cm
Untitled (Atomist)
Charles Avery
2010
Cardboard, gouache, bronze, acrylic 80 x 30 x 30 cm
Untitled (Functionary)
Charles Avery
2010
Cardboard, gouache, bronze, acrylic 30 x 36 x 30 cm
Untitled (Solipsist)
Charles Avery
2010
Cardboard, gouache, bronze, acrylic 90 x 90 x 90 cm
Untitled (Faux Dualist (Dhaist))
Charles Avery
2010
Cardboard, gouache, bronze, acrylic 57 x 37 x 48 cm

Since 2004, Charles Avery has devoted his practice to the description of a fictional Island, which he continues to elaborate with its own population, customs and cosmology, nature and architecture, expressed in the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures, installations, texts and moving images. This on-going body of work created within a specific framework is rooted in Avery’s own life and upbringing on the Isle of Mull, off the West coast of Scotland. The Island is located at the centre of an archipelago of innumerable constituents. The gateway to the Island is the town of Onomatopoeia—once the stepping off point of the pioneers who first came to the place, turned colonial outpost, turned boom town, bustling metropolis, depression ravaged slum, to regenerated city of culture and tourist destination.

Born in Oban, Scotland in 1973, Charles Avery lives and works in London. The first most comprehensive presentation of The Islanders project, The Islanders: An Introduction was exhibited at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London in 2008 and toured to The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; and Museum Boijamas Van Beunigan, Rotterdam in 2009. The most recent survey show, showcasing the last five years of Avery’s Islanders project, was held in 2015 at the Gemeente Museum in The Netherlands. Recent solo exhibitions include: Study #15: Charles Avery, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2017); The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2017); Charles Avery: The People And Things of Onomatopoeia, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2015); What’s the matter with Idealism?, Gemeente Museum, The Hague (2015); fig-2 2/50 Charles Avery, ICA Studio, London (2015); What’s so great about Happiness? The people and things from Onomatopoeia, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2014); It Means It Means! – A Drawn Exhibition by Charles Avery & Tom Morton at the Museum of Art, Onomatopoeia and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2013); It Means, It Means! – A Drawn Exhibition by Charles Avery & Tom Morton at the Museum of Art, Onomatopoeia and Galerie Perrotin, Paris, Galerie Perrotin, Paris (2013); Vitrines: Charles Avery, L’Antenne, Le Plateau, FRAC Ile de France, Paris; and Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome (2013); Place de la Revolution, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2011); Onomatopoeia, Part 1, EX3- Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Florence; Kunstverein Hanover; and FRAC île-de-france Le Plateau, Paris (2010).

Recent group exhibitions include: Art Night 2017, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); Drawing Conclusions, RISD Museum, Providence (2016); The Improbable City, Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, Edinburgh (2015); Feels like Heaven, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2014); The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene, Taipei Biennial (curated by Nicholas Bourriaud), Taipei (2014); Intenzione Manifesta, Castello di Rivoli (curated by Beatrice Merz and Marianna Vecellio), Turin (2014); GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2014); Year After Year: Works on paper from the UBS Art Collection, Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM), Milan (2014); Drawing Room 2013, Carre St Anne, Montpellier (201)3; The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old, Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln (2013); Imagining Islands: Artists and Escape, The Courtauld Gallery (2013); Haunts and Follies, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne (2012); Altermodern, 4th TATE Triennial, London (2009); Life Forms, Bonniers Konsthalle, Stockholm (2009); A Walk in Your Mind, Hayward Gallery, (2009); A Duck for Mr Darwin, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2009).

Avery represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, participated in the British Art Show 7 and Folkestone Triennial in 2011, and was included in the 2014 Taipei Biennial

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