Esther Windsor

Saturday Night
Jamie Robinson

27 Osbourne Street
E11 HP

June 26th - August 7th 1999

curated by Esther Windsor

Saturday Night is a project space and collaboration between Jamie Robinson and Esther Windsor, presenting a new exhibition every two weeks opening every other Saturday night. Titled from Alan Stiloe's novel and screenplay, 'Saturday night, Sunday morn­­­­’­­­ing',this project references the redemptive power and anxiety invested in the promise of Saturday night and aims to profile new and unseen work. As socially outmoded as the working week, Saturday night is invested with hope and glamour, giving way to disappointment and an inevitable sadness. Saturday night promises and delivers second hand desires. To grasp at excitement and participate in leisure time, the liminal end of the working week, where the suburbs meet the centre and leave again. Weekend hedonists, party girls and boys, hobbyists and TV addicts alike, coming up and down again in time for Monday morning.

Graduating from the Royal College of Art and The Royal Academy, Jamie Robinson works in painting and more recently photography, his work is process based and autobiographical. Jamie has shown at Zamoca Foundation Tokyo, Whitechapel Open, Kunstverein, Postam Germany, Factual Nonsense, London. His work is featured in the June '99 issue of Blueprint. Each exhibition, opening every other Saturday night, will feature a different body of work.

26th June - 9th July. Elizabeth and Philiip features a large scale portrait of The Queen and Prince Philiip, one of a series of montaged paintings that feature carnage and destruction from found magazine imagery. Showing alongside are large single colour paintings with an artex finish to their formalism.

10th - 23rd July.<> Saturday Night is a photographic portrait of cohabitation and chance encounter. Hazardous and sublime they are permeatated with a candid emotional immediacy.

24th July - 7th August. Idle hands are large abstract, pink painted landscapes, that are intimate self portraits both pretty and pathetic, loaded with the intensity and menace of idle hands.

7th- 31st August. Shame shows a painting of a seated, exposed and bound boy Intimate in its' loneliness and overwhelming in size and scale, it is both profound and disturbing in its use of colour reminiscent of Biblical depiction's. Accompanied by a series of photographs, shame explores obscenity, expulsion and banality both real and imagined.