(o) occupant
January - March 2012

Grey Area presents 'occupant', a series of week long artist residencies within the gallery which will each culminate in the making of new work and a public event.

The residencies will take place across several weeks in January-February 2012, providing selected artists/groups with the opportunity to occupy the gallery from Monday-Sunday of that same week. Grey Area will provide each occupant with the staples of space, tools, a timescale, and a set of keys.

The parameters for what might constitute an outcome for the occupant residencies are flexible and permeable. As much a process of the studio as of the gallery. Participants are invited to consider how their project may or may not be constituted as an object, subject, event, or non-event.

As each residency will have different times and degrees of public engagement, additional information on residency events will follow with little warning as the week of an occupant takes shape. Grey Area was originally founded as a dual studio/gallery, and so occupant marks a return of sorts – to concurrent processes of making and display. To occupy is to seize - a week, a residency, an exhibition. Or all 3.


occupant #4 Andy Lacey
23rd - 29th January 2012
Event Sat 28th January, 7-9pm

'Andy's arse and its constituant parts'

New work by Andy Lacey from his time at Grey Area. Andy's practice is interested in what it means to infect new space with internal patterns of speech. Andy is a Brighton boy and currently associate artist at LUX moving image.


occupant #5 Ed Liddle
13th - 19th February 2012

'Through the paintings that I make I have a desire to transform mundane imagery such as stairs, legs and arms, into motifs. I am interested in what happens when these images are combined, fragmented, and placed next to brute elements of paint and colour, in order to create a discord for the viewer. When the paintings themselves are combined, I am interested in how these are then viewed by people, and subsequently how we might think paintings in galleries function today.'


Occupant #6 Mocksim
20th - 26th February 2012


Occupant #7 Cadi Froehlich
27th February - 4th March 2012


Occupant #8 Max Gimson
5th - 11th March 2012


Occupant #9 Spaski
12th - 18th March 2012