Friday, 24 February 2012

WANDERLUST: New work by Reginald S. Aloysius & Jane Ward

02 March 2012 - 31 March 2012

WANDERLUST: Reginald S Aloysius & Jane Ward


New work by

Reginald S. Aloysius & Jane Ward


Friday 2nd March - 31st March 2012

Private View: Friday 2nd March, 6.30-8.30pm

Gallery open: Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm


BEARSPACE is pleased to present Wanderlust: the new work of Reginald Aloysius and Jane Ward, after the success of their work in Brave New World at London Art Fair 2012. Aloysius and Ward take us on a journey through vast, imagined landscapes in digital print (Ward) and graphite drawing (Aloysius), combining intricate technical skill in their respective mediums with conceptual and aesthetic inventiveness.

‘You get lost out of a desire to be lost. But in the place called lost strange things are found...’

- Rebecca Solnit

Travel is inherent to the practice of both Aloysius and Ward, to whom traveling provides an infinite resource to be drawn upon in their London studios. Wanderlust[early 20th c. German: a strong desire to travel] showcases travel as creative endeavor in the strikingly different and similarly provocative results of both artists’ far flung fieldwork.

Aloysius’ preoccupation with travel stems from his Tamal routes, notions of transnationality and the loss of tradition in multinational communities. This is enforced through his meticulous graphite pieces, fearlessly etched into. Aloysius completed his MA at Kingston University and has since been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, and continues to exhibit widely internationally.

Ward’s dreamlike pieces are borne of her process of layering digital prints, then carefully removing the top ink to reveal under layers. Ward has amassed a huge image library, juxtaposing places and scenes in her work, enacting processes of remembering and forgetting. Ward completed her MA at the RCA and has since been awarded the Terence Conran Foundation Award and the Tim Mara Prize, and has exhibited widely.

Both Aloysius and Ward live and work in London.