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Repetition | Graham Dolphin, Zavier Ellis, Sam Jackson, the depot_ x CHARLIE SMITH LONDON


Opening October 14th 2021, the depot_ and CHARLIE SMITH LONDON present together in dialogue the works of Graham Dolphin, Zavier Ellis and Sam Jackson. A core element within each artist's practice, the exhibition collates their shared interest in repetition in its multiple forms - from Graham Dolphin's shrines to lost pop culture icons, Sam Jackson's utilisation of the repetitive language of subconscious thoughts and Zavier Ellis' exploration of the cyclical nature of revolution.

Each artist emphasises the power of language and meaning through repetition. However, they also disrupt it, allowing the audience to interpret freely. Exhibiting together for the first time, the three artists are internationally acclaimed, with works held within major institutions and private collections around the world.

Combining a shared investment in pushing forward conversations within the contemporary art scene in London and beyond, the depot_ and CHARLIE SMITH LONDON come together for 'Repetition' as a collaborative endeavour to interrogate the potential for repetition to give way to new methods of thinking and working.

Rhizomatic in approach, the exhibition presents practices which allow for multiple, non-hierarchical entry points to interpretation, with less focus placed upon the origins of meaning but the manner in which each iteration gives way to new readings, permeating and spreading within popular thought.

The event will take place at The Depot, 33 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7JQ Oct 14-24. Please contact for information at. Follow us @CHARLIESMITHIdn.


Date and Time: On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 (6:00 PM) - Sun, Oct 24, 2021 (4:00 PM)

Venue details: 33 Boundary Street, London, England, E2 7JQ, United Kingdom

Artists / Speakers: Graham Dolphin, Zavier Ellis , Sam Jackson

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