GROUP SHOW. ARTISTS: HILARY LLOYD, HAMISH MORROW, JEMIMA STEHLI, LINDER STERLING. LOCATION: FILET LONDON DATE: 17/18 SEPTEMBER 2021 (24 HOURS ONLY) CURATED BY: HAMISH MORROW PHOTOGRAPH CREDIT: MARK BLOWER “Some people say aesthetics and politics are different. I say the best thing about aesthetics is that the politics which permeate it are totally invisible…Aesthetics are not about politics, they are politics themselves.” Bringing together a small group of artists whose work shows rather than tells and whose work is an exercise in the politics of aesthetics. It is essential to understand that aesthetics are not simply an attractive addition or add-on to the surfaces of commodities, that hopes to make the ordinary appear more appealing but rather that aesthetics are a fundamental element of human life. “Aesthetics is the way we communicate through the senses. It is the art of creating reactions without words, through the look and feel of people, places and things. Hence, aesthetics differs from entertainment that requires cognitive engagement with narrative, word play, or complex, intellectual allusion…Aesthetics shows rather than tells, delights rather than instructs. The effects are immediate, perceptual and emotional.” This brief, energetic show is an attempt to forge affective connections and entanglements between the works of Linder, Jemima Stehli, Hamish Morrow and Hilary Lloyd as a means of foregrounding the politics embedded in the aesthetic choices that each artist makes. LIST OF WORKS SHOWN: 1- Hilary Lloyd & Hamish Morrow Door Stop (Denim), 2016 - 2021 Raw Indigo Denim, Metal Rivets, Metal Buttons, Polyester Thread, Silesia, CMT. Work Dimensions: 1/2 WAIST BAND:90CM 1/2 HIP AT 35CM UNDER WAIST: 113CM 1/2 TIGHT AT CROTCH: 65CM 1/2 BOTTOM LEG: 39CM 1/2 FRONT RISE: 52CM BACK RISE: 72CM WAISTBAND DEPTH: 8CM INSEAM: 152CM OUTSEAM + WAISTBAND: 205CM DISPLAY DIMENSIONS: VARIABLE Unique. Courtesy the Artists. Copyright the Artists. 2- Hamish Morrow RT #6 (stencil painting), 2021 Painting. acrylic paint, household gloss paint, acrylic varnish, iridescent glitter, tinted lacquer, primed Belgian canvas, artist’s acrylic frame. Framed Dimensions: W: 152cm H: 197,5cm Canvas Size: W: 148,5cm H: 194cm Unique. Courtesy the Artist. Copyright the Artist. 3- Linder What I Do To Please You I Do, 1981-2008 Photograph: digital print from original negative on photographic paper framed dimensions 149 x 109.5 x 4.8cm
image size 132 x 94cm
paper size 144 x 106cm
 4 of 5 Courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London. Copyright the Artist. 4- Jemima Stehli No 59 , 2014 - 2021 Painting acrylic paint on paper, artist’s frame. Framed Dimensions: W: 53.5cm H: 71cm Paper Size: W: 41.5cm H: 58cm Unique. Courtesy the Artist. Copyright the Artist. 5- Jemima Stehli mm 2, 2003 Photograph. c-print on aluminium panel. Framed Dimensions: W: 151cm H: 124,5cm Mounted Image Size: W: 149cm H: 122cm 1 of 2. Courtesy the Artist. Copyright the Artist.