FREE TIME

Charlie Billingham, Ophelia Finke

August 9–31, 2014

Bellaria, 7524, Zuoz, (SWITZERLAND)

Emalin are very pleased to present as our first exhibition, Free Time: new work by Charlie Billingham and Ophelia Finke. The exhibition’s title evolved from the notion of leisure, a word that has no direct translation into the German language, the closest being freizeit or Free Time. The evasiveness of the term is suited to the new bodies of work in which the artists explore jazz music and cricket respectively. Utilising the motifs of saxophones and cricket uniforms, yet being neither saxophonists nor cricketers, they have drawn upon the formal elements of these pursuits, subtly playing with the structures that divide participation and observation, work and play, profession and hobby.

 

The exhibition will take place in the Bellaria, Zuoz, a former boarding house erected in 1909 by Nicolaus Hartmann. The building is due to be demolished in September 2014.

 

 

Installation View, Ophelia Finke, Explorer (very fast) / Helmet (grey)
Ophelia Finke, Nike, 2014, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Ophelia Finke, Explorer (very fast) , 2014, mixed media on gravel, dimensions variable
Installation View, Charlie Billingham, Sax 3 / Ophelia Finke, Pitch (medium) / Batsman
Installation View, Charlie Billingham, wall painting /Tum 8 / Ophelia Finke, Pitch (medium) / Batsman
Charlie Billingham, Tum 8, 2014, oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm
Charlie Billingham, Sax 3, 2014, oil on brass, 8 x 63 x 0,8 cm
Ophelia Finke, Batsman, 2014, oil on canvas, 25 x 20,5 cm
Ophelia Finke, Pitch (medium), 2014, acrylic on synthetic grass, 235 x 118 cm
Installation View, Charlie Billingham, wall painting / Tum 7 / Sax 1
Installation View, Charlie Billingham, wall painting / Tum 1 / Tum 2
Charlie Billingham, Tum 1 / Tum 2
Installation view, Charlie Billingham, wall painting / Tum 4 / Tum 6
Charlie Billingham, Tum 5, 2014, oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm
Charlie Billingham, Tum 4 / Tum 6
Installation view
Installation view, Ophelia Finke, Pitch (small) / Bat
Installation view, Ophelia Finke, Pitch (small) / Bat
Installation view, Ophelia Finke, Pitch (large) / Propelling / Explorer (south-east) / Charlie Billingham, Sax 2
Installation view, Ophelia Finke, Pitch (large) / Helmet (blue) / Propelling
Ophelia Finke, Explorer (south-east), 2014, mixed media and rubber, 93 x 73 cm
Installation view, Ophelia Finke, Explorer (no ball), 2014, mixed media, 82 x 41 x 70 cm
Charlie Billingham, Sax 4, 2014, oil on brass, 76,5 x 30 x 1,5 cm
Ophelia Finke, Explorer (red), 2013, mixed media, 88 x 82 x 42 cm
Installation view, Ophelia Finke, Zigzag / All Out Triptych
Installation view, Charlie Billingham, Tum 3
Charlie Billingham, Tum 3, 2014, oil on canvas, 75 x 60 cm
Ophelia Finke, Reaper / Cricketers, 2014, pencil on paper, each 42 x 52 cm
The Bellaria, exhibition venue
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INSTALLATION VIEWS