Jack Laver ​at ZÉRUÌ / London

Jack Laver ​ Cut From The Shadows 

Feb 22nd - Mar 31st

Unit 10, Vanguard Court,
Camberwell, London, SE5 8QT


London - ZÉRUÌ is delighted to announce ‘Cut from the Shadows’, the first solo exhibition by London based artist Jack Laver. Opening on Wednesday 22nd February from 6 to 9pm, and closing on the 31st March 2023.

Exploring the transformative nature of subliminal imagery, experimenting with pigments, material and insubstantial quality of light, Jack Laver presents a new body of works where sensitivities of chiaroscuros capitulate with materiality, and the will to create. Radiating deep-time and transformation, Laver works offer a  site of congealing agency — where a single undulation in a line of ink and pigments relies on all others in the arrangement to find its position. Networks of material passage and bleeding thresholds cling together on each surface. The abstract assemblages of the work dispute impoverished geometries that shape our engagement with the world, and draw us towards notions of entanglement, where shadows cut out the shape of reality.

Jack Laver (b.1998) is a London based multimedia artist and musician. His experiments with ink, adhesive and resin, investigate dependency and dissonance through material passage. These vast surfaces, at times, share a resemblance to action painting, or aerial landscape photography, yet retain their sculptural, fluid presence. What we are offered comes from conditions that are far less concerned with human centred perspectives, and retreat from means of categorisation. The works stand in recognition of materials, and depend on their performance, as oscillating forms resonate with veins, roots, weather systems, or avenues of fractured river systems that cut through the landscape. Even stranger bodies of material discourse have symmetry with their composition. A bridge to that which withdraws from access, hidden by subterranean depths, or the limited perception we gain from our momentary blip of existence. Laver offers nonlinear structures of contemplation that speak to the physical realities of nature.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a text titled ‘Geometries of survival’ by Francesca Hussey.