Artist: Charlie Godet Thomas
Exhibition title: DIM LIT
Venue: Assembly Point, London, UK
Date: March 15 – April 20, 2019
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Assembly Point, London
Charlie Godet Thomas is a British-Bermudian artist whose work employs a wide range of approaches including writing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, photography sound and video. His work is concerned with the connections between visual art and literature, the act of writing, the autobiographical, the tragic and the humorous. His work is summoned from unlikely places such as bookbinding processes, street signage, funereal foam letters and the language of medical packaging.
Recent solo shows include ‘WHAT IS IT, THIS TIME?’, Lily Brooke, London (2018); ‘Strandline’, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds (2017); ‘Roman-fleuve’, VITRINE, Basel (2017); ‘Internal Rhyme’, Ladrón Galería, Mexico City (2017); ‘Bildungsroman’, Carillon Gallery, Texas (2017); ‘Torschlusspanik’, VITRINE, London (2015) ‘To Be Is To Do, To Do Is To Be, Do Be Do Be Do’, Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (2015) and ‘A Method for Writing/A Method for Making’, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK (2014).Thomas represented Bermuda at Caribbean Linked IV at Ateliers ’89, Aruba (2016) and was in residence at Tarrant County College, Texas, US (2017) and at Atelier Mondial, Basel, CH (2017). His work was presented by VITRINE at The Manchester Contemporary (2015) with Tim Etchells and a solo booth at Poppostions, Brussels (2018). He was commissioned for ‘SCULPTURE AT’ Bermondsey Square, London (2017). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘To the Core’, White Crypt, London (2018), ‘Mission to Touch the Sun: Part 1’, Enclave Lab, London (2018); ‘Identify your limitations, acknowledge your periphery’, VITRINE, Basel (2017); ‘…in Dark Times’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2017); Bermuda Biennial, The Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda (2012, 2014 and 2016); ‘Incunabula’, Norwich Cathedral Library (2015); ‘An evanescent fix’, VITRINE, London (2015); ‘Escape to a Sparkling Moment’, Bloc Projects, Sheffield UK (2015); ‘Bending Light’, Home-Platform, Bristol, UK (2014) and ‘END’, Cactus, Liverpool, UK (2014).