Grand Union is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by artist Prem Sahib, curated by Kim McAleese.
Sahib’s work is informed by the atmosphere of spaces where physical encounters happen, places where there is a potential to touch and be touched. The exhibition title, ‘Grand Union’ suggests bodies coming together.
Sahib’s aesthetic draws heavily on the environments and interiors of saunas, clubs and public cruising venues, where ideas around anonymity, touch and proximity are at play. The work in ‘Grand Union’ develops his relationship with certain materials and pushes new ways of working with sculpture in his practice. The installation will feature objects made from wood, metal, tiles, rubber and resin, in a choreographed conversation with one another.
Grand Union has commissioned writer Huw Lemmey to produce short story, Dank and Rare, which will accompany the exhibition.
Sahib has also created a new limited edition print for Grand Union, produced in a small run and available in our shop.
Prem Sahib was born in London in 1982. He lives and works in London. Forthcoming exhibitions include Prem Sahib in collaboration with Celia Hempton, Southard Reid, London, UK (Winter 2016), Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy (Summer 2016), and Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil (group show, Summer 2016). Recent solo exhibitions include Side On, ICA, London and END UP, Southard Reid (2015); performance and presentation of work made in Stromboli as part of Forget Amnesia curated by Milovan Farronato and Haroon Mirza, Fiorucci Trust, Italy, Tongues, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2014); Night Flies, Southard Reid, London, Back Chat, Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome (2013); Home From Home, Arts & Jobs, London, He Looked Me Up, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, and FEEL UP in collaboration with Eddie Peake, Southard Reid, London (2012). Group exhibitions include Secret Surface, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany and Thinking Tantra, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India (2016); The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, UK, Sensorium, Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, India, fig-2 25/50 in collaboration with Celia Hempton and Cecilia Bengolea, ICA Studio, London, UK, Britain Can Make It, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, I am here but you’ve gone, curated by Milovan Farronato and Stella Bottai, Fiorucci Art Trust, London, UK (2015); Burning Down The House, Gwangju Biennale, Korea, LISTENING, Hayward Touring Contemporary Open, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK, Do Not Disturb, At the Invitation of Elmgreen & Dragset, Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Norway (2014); Abstract Cabinet, David Roberts Foundation London, Days In Lieu, David Zwirner, London, (2013). Performances include Woman to Woman, Gallery Vela, London (2012); Bijou, IBID Projects, London, Darkroom with Eddie Peake, Vogue Fabrics, Take Courage London (2011).