George Henry Longly
16 October – 7 December 2013
Exhibition Opening: Monday 14th October 2013, 6 – 9pm
ANDOR is pleased to present MEGAHITS, an exhibition of works by artists George Henry Longly and Matthew Smith. The joint exhibition of their artwork, produced individually but presented in collaboration, provides the first occasion these two influential artists have exhibited together. The exhibition demonstrates the breadth of their sculptural practices that share both a sensitivity to materials and the context of their functions. The title MEGAHITS implies a carefully constructed compilation of artworks, but also references a period of time that has passed; an association that suggests past production and history have informed a new dialogue between the works.
George Henry Longly (1978) lives and works in London and Margate, UK. Henry Longly studied at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London. He has been resident at the Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany, 2011; and at S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include Pushy Kisser, Luettgenmeijer, Berlin, 2012; Vanille, George Henry Longly and Nicolas Deshayes, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, 2012; Art Rotterdam, solo presentation, Luettgenmeijer, Rotterdam, 2012; Decades, Galerie Vidal Cuglietta, Brussels, 2011; CHIP FOAM, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, 2009; Mass Damper pt4, Generator Projects, Dundee, 2009. Henry Longly curated the group project GLAZE presented at Bischoff/Weiss, London; and Chez Valentin, Paris, 2011.
Matthew Smith (1976) lives and works in London. Smith studied at Sheffield Hallam University, 2003, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2005. Recent solo shows include Limoncello, London, 2010; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, 2010; Office Baroque, Antwerp, 2010; Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, 2009; Mary Mary, Glasgow, 2008; Rivington Arms, 2008; White Columns, New York, 2008; Smith was featured in the Younger than Jesus: Artists Directory by Cornell, L. Gioni, M. Hoptman, L. 2009, published by Phaidon.