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Julia Vogl: PREDICTING – The London Winter Weather at Hoxton Art Gallery, London

Hoxton Art Gallery will present the work of six of their represented artists; Beatrice Haines, HaYoung Kim, Julia Vogl, Nadine Feinson, Nadine Mahoney and Steven Dickie at The London Art Fair 2013 this January. The curatorial emphasis of the stand will be to question human beings dependence on modern technologies and the perverse and often self-destructive culture of consuming. Artworks in the exhibit will include anime inspired paintings on polyester and drafting film by HaYoung Kim, intricate and painstakingly detailed works on paper by Beatrice Haines, surreal and dreamlike oil paintings by Nadine Feinson and bold figurative works by Nadine Mahoney.

Two of Hoxton Art Gallery’s artists have also been included in the fairs external curatorial programmes: Julia Vogl and Steven Dickie. In a public area of the Art Projects section Julia Vogl will be presenting her project titled PREDICTING – The London Winter Weather. With coloured ribbons referencing different types of weather the artist will invite the fairs visitors to participate in the project by making their own weather prediction for winter in London. The project aims at fostering a dynamic and deeper conversation about the mundane as well as collectively creating a beautiful visual spectacle in a public space of the fair.

The work is a small intervention in the space but should be simple and fun. As the title indicates it is about ‘predicting’ the weather. A subject of much discussion in our daily chit chat lives, it determines most of what we do – our plans, short term and long term and more critically our mood. Some of the weather conditions Vogl has created include white for Pregnant Clouds, black for Blizzard Blasts and green for Raining like a cow relieving itself.

Julia Vogl: PREDICTING the London Winter Weather, 16 January until 20 January 2013Hoxton Art Gallery, 64 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A3PE. www.hoxtonartgallery.co.uk

Credits: PREDICTING the London Winter Weather, courtesy the artist Julia Vogl and Gazelli Art House Gallery.

Julia Vogl was the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition winner with her piece Colouring the Invisible, a five storey installation including 150 windows coated in multicoloured translucent vinyl. The piece makes language visible and fosters the debate around language as identity, while transforming a space to reflect the community that uses it. Since winning the prize last year, Julia Vogl has exhibited on both sides of the Atlantic; including Saatchi and Channel 4′s New Sensations Show and Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn and has won the prestigious Catlin Art Prize.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 will open on the 4 January until the 31st August this year. For more information and to submit: www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize

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