Chew Crew

Diana Roig / Joseph Walsh / Mimei Thompson / Urara Tsuchiya

26 July – 17 Aug 2014

Gallery Open: Fri-Sun 12-6pm

Culinary Relations - Sunday 17 August
An exclusive dinner event at Transition Gallery
organized by Urara Tsuchiya, Joseph Walsh & Amy Stickland with special guests.
4-6pm: last chance to see the Chew Crew exhibition and open participation with food and performance preparation.
7pm onwards: invited guests will dine and be entertained.
Viewers will watch a live transmission, with food and drinks provided.

Mimei Thompson, Melon, 2014

Chew Crew looks at activities of food preparation and consumption, expression through cooking, and the energy and entropy of food. Urara Tsuchiya and Joseph Walsh are collaborating on a new film work, part of which was filmed at Transition earlier in the year during a short residency in the gallery. This work features a sensual chef and other characters, with handmade costumes referencing various foods and kitchen items. Diana Roig will show large scale immersive abstract paintings, and Mimei Thompson a new series of paintings.


Joseph Walsh and Urara Tsuchiya, Film Still, 2014


Diana Roig's work is influenced by natural growth, biological processes and fractals. She has a fascination with evolution, new species, origins, transformations and perception. She invites the viewer to have his or her own unique experience with her work, distilled from their own reference points, and fed by the organic forms suggested in her large paintings. Roig studied at the Willem de Kooning Academie, and has exhibited her work in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the Woodmill, London. She lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Mimei Thompson's paintings often look at the idea of a longing for an experience of nature, and how this is culturally framed. Her paintings are both representational and process-based, with translucent luminous paint marks. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and Royal College of Art London, and has work in the Arts Council collection. She has a solo exhibition at Trade Gallery, Nottingham, this year, and lives and works in London.

Urara Tsuchiya works mainly with performance, video, and live events. She often incorporates soft sculptures, costumes, masks, and home cooking. These function as props to set up an alternate environment for out of the ordinay behaviours to take place. Urara studied at Goldsmiths College and Glasgow School of Art. She has recently showed at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, and Transmission, Glasgow. She is based in Glasgow and is currently resident at the Embassy of Foreign Artists in Geneva.

Joseph Walsh works with video, photography and performance. The moving image work is an exploration in creating characters by proxy, where thinking, perception and being are suggested by external objects and ideas. Walsh studied at Goldsmiths College, Staedelschule, Frankfurt and attended the LUX Artist Associate Programme 2011/12. He lives and works in London. Most recently he had a solo exhibition at Dold Projects, Sankt Georgen. Recent projects and performances have been at The Showroom and Chisenhale Gallery.