S u p p l e m e n t

80–88 WALLIS RD, | LONDON | E9 5LW


The Dark Ages

Josephine Callaghan, Angelique Heidler, Joseph Long, Kate Mackeson
Exhibition continues: 20th April – 20th May  2017


Supplement are pleased to present a group exhibition, ‘The Dark Ages’, at the gallery’s temporary space in East London.

The Dark Ages is the period between late antiquity and the early Middle Ages following the decline of the Roman Empire. It is generally thought of as marked by the deterioration of urban life and named for the dearth of information about that time. It was a confusing and often contradictory time in which society attempted to restructure itself.

Josephine Callaghan presents black clay ceramic busts named after volcanic islands. Callaghan takes a classical form and voiding it of familiar associations, the white busts become dark figurines, somehow solemn and ominous, peaceful and almost grotesque.

Angelique Heidler’s paintings play with forms, codes and conventions from popular culture, advertising and the Internet. Employing various techniques such as digital printing, screen-printing, sublimation printing, oil, acrylic, spray painting, collage and ceramics, her paintings are reflections upon her sources that are critical, cynical and at times ironic. Subject matter and aesthetics collide through compositions to form work that appropriates visual tropes to turn them onto themselves.

Joseph Long’s botanical paintings evolve through an investigation into the history and documentation of flowering plants. Often working from drawings and photographs taken on walks or from online communities of botany enthusiasts, his paintings attempt to reconsider our relationship with the natural world and the evolving, constantly shifting cultural significance thereof.

Kate Mackeson's practice incorporates sculpture, installation and textile. At the gallery she has installed two works hanging from floor to ceiling using webbing. In one such installation a padded painted textile is intertwined in the webbing, in the second there are candles in the shape of toothbrushes, make-up pads and cotton buds. Her works allude to the contemporary body and its care, through the tension between familiar materials and the unspecific forms of knots, loops and padded fabric.

The exhibition brings together various practices and investigations to make sense of our lives in the darkness and dense gloom of our time, to shed light upon our contemporary condition, so that we may continue to grow.

80–88 Wallis Road,
London, E9 5LW

The gallery is open Saturday 12–6pm & by appointment .

For further information please contact Adam Thomas adam@supplementgallery.co.uk


The Dark Ages - Installation View - Supplement, London. Photography by Ben Westoby.

Joseph Long, Davidia, 2017 Oil, acrylic and canvas on aluminium 36 x 26cm

Joseph Long, Delphinium, 2017 Oil, acrylic and canvas on aluminium 50 x 35 cm

Kate Mackeson, Occupational Hygiene III, 2017 Webbing, fixings, candle, makeup pad, cotton bud. Dimensions variable.

From left to right: Josephine Callaghan, Untitled (Timanfaya), 2017 Ceramic 13 x 20 x 12cm. Josephine Callaghan, Stampalia, 2017 Ceramic 24 x 8 x 11cm. Josephine Callaghan, Sphinx (Timanfaya), 2017 Ceramic 17 x 20 x 10cm. Josephine Callaghan Einashe (Timanfaya), 2017 Ceramic 14.5 x 9 x 10cm. Josephine Callaghan, Untitled (Timanfaya), 2017 Ceramic 18.5 x 9 x 15cm.

Joseph Long, Digitalis Purpurea L, 2017 Oil, acrylic and canvas on aluminium 35 x 24cm

The Dark Ages - Installation View - Supplement, London. Photography by Ben Westoby.

Angelique Heidler, Allegorie de La Retraite, 2017 Flyer, drawing pins, fabric, business card, acrylic, oil, spray paint and ceramics on wood, whiteboard and cork panel, 50cm x 70cm

Angelique Heidler, Allegorie de L’Envie, 2017 Digital print collage, acrylic, oil, ink on paper, silicone, push pins, ceramics on wood, whiteboard and cork panel 50cm x 70cm

Angelique Heidler, Allegorie de L’Enfer, 2017 Digital print collage, fabric, acrylic, oil, spray paint and ceramics on wood, whiteboard and cork panel 50cm x 70cm

The Dark Ages - Installation View - Supplement, London. Photography by Ben Westoby.

Kate Mackeson, Idssulution (couple), 2017 Webbing, fixings, oil and acrylic on fabric, wadding. Dimensions variable.

Josephine Callaghan, Untitled (Timanfaya), 2017 Ceramic 11.5x8.5x9cm

Angelique Heidler, Des Cases pour Classer les Sorts, Jouer aux Echecs et Emprisonner les Sacrifies, 2017 Acrylic, oil, spray paint, collage and cloth on canvas 81 x 65cm

Angelique Heidler, Quecho, 2017 Acrylic, oil, screen print, collage and cloth on canvas 81 x 65cm

All Photography by the gallery unless otherwise stated. Courtesy of the Artists & Supplement, London. Copyright 2017.

b. 1992 Lives and works in Paris

Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, BFA Painting, 2012-15 Atelier de Sèvres, Foundation, 2010-12 Baccalauréat Littéraire, 2010

CHROMA, Red Issue, SafeHouse1, London, 2016. Parade Art Prize, Parade Presents, Londonewcastle Project Space, London, 2015. Fire Sale, Dynamite Projects, Redhill, 2015. Slade Shows, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, 2015. New Arrivals, 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London, 2015. May Occur, Paragraph London, 2014. Slade Interim Show, Woburn, Slade School of Fine Arts, 2014. BRUSH, Concrete Space, London, 2013.

Artist residency at La Wayaka Current Tropic 2016, Panama, 04/2016. Artist residency at Villa Lena Tuscany, Italy, 02 to 03/2016.

Reception Gallery, 2015. TANK Magazine, 2014.

b. London 1985

2008 - 2010, MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London 2005 - 2008, BA Painting, Wimbledon College of Art, London 2006 - 2007, BA Fine Art, Gerrit Reitveld Academie, Amsterdam

2017, Towner Projects, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne 2015, Iris Decora, Project 78, St Leonards-on-sea 2012, Attached to Plants, Public School, Los Angeles 2011, Denim Harlequin, Rowing, London 2010, MOT International, London 2009, Plastic Blood, Cite Des Artes, Paris 2007, Reitveld Pavilion, Amsterdam

2017, Seasons, London 2014, Project 78, St Leonards 2012, Lucky Pdf, Frieze Art Fair 2012, Arab Spring, Plaza Plaza, London 2011, OFF SITE, Curated by Tobias Cruj, Rod Barton, London 2011, The Secret life of Plants, Peles Empire 2011, Figure of Merit, WAC, London 2010, 2010, MOT International, London 2010, Plastic Blood, RCA, London 2010, John Moores Painting Prize, Walker 2010, The dot at the top of an i, London 2010, Go To bed, The Russian club, London 2009, An A in backwards italics, London 2009, Attached to Plants, New York 2009, Attached to Plants, Glasgow 2009, My Aura needs Cleansing, London 2009, Fast Fertag, The Oubellete, London 2009, Wake the town, Hockney Gallery, 2009, Tomorrow, Institute of Ideas, London 2008, New Contemporaries, Rochelle 2008, New Contemporaries, A Foundation 2007, PA///KT, PlatformKunst, Amsterdam 2007, Radio Rietveled, Stedelijk, Amsterdam

2017, Mondrians Tulips, Marina Press 2014, Tropical Modernism, Long J, A VU 2 2011, 5 Readers, Long J, MOT, 2010, The dot at the top of an i, Barr C, RCA 2010, John Moores Prize, ed. Bukantas 2009, Attached to Plants, Long J, Public 2009, Tomorrow, ed. Hines, Ideas
2008, New Contemporaries, ed. Byetheway 2007, Radio Rietveld, Hogberg K, Stedelijk

2009, Studio Residency, Cité des arts, Paris 2007, Academic Residency, Amsterdam 2007, Studio Residency, Stedelijk Museum

2012, Spring, Plaza-Plaza London 2011, Figure of Merit, (Co-Curator), London 2011, Tesco Conceptual, RCA, London 2009, An A in backwards italics, London 2008, Radio College of Art, RCA, London

2012, London, Evening Standard 13/09/12 2011, New Exhibitions, 6/06/11 2010, www.not-top.com, 06/09/11 2010, Guardian Guide, 09/10/11 2010, www.timeout.com, 10/10/11 2010, Flash Art online, 28/11/10 2010, AN Newsletter, 11/12/10 2010, www.aftforum.com, 17/12/10


2012-14 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, UK 2002-06 BSc Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK

2016 Lacuna Margate Coastal Park, Margate 2016 Fiats chasing arcs... (solo) All Welcome, Vilnius 2016 Collective Jack Chiles Gallery, New York 2015 Akhal-Teke (solo) curated by Helen Kaplinsky, Res., London 2015 This place is really nowhere curated by Carolina Ongaro, Jupiter Woods, London 2015 A Special Envoy (solo) curated by Ana Botella, FACT, Liverpool 2014 Apophenia curated by Helen Kaplinsky, Regents Trading Estate, Salford 2014 Into You curated by Haydée Marin-Lopez, Running Residency, London 2014 Compassion Fatigue New Wight Biennial, Broad Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles 2014 X (solo) Lima Zulu, London 2014 Mild Translation curated by Cory Scozzari, Jupiter Woods, London 2014 Dizziness of Freedom curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst, Bermondsey Project, 2014 London Degree Show Royal College of Art, London 2013 Self Interruption curated by Helen Kaplinsky, Jack Chiles Gallery, New York 2013 Golden Sunrise curated by Candice Jacobs, PAMI, South London Gallery & Syson Nottingham 2013 Four Scenarios collaboration with Pavilion Projects, Bermondsey Project, London 2013 BackFill Royal College of Art, London 2013 Love Architecture Turner Contemporary, Margate 2013 L’Echappée Belle Kilometre, curated by Susanna Davies-Crook, 2013 Grand Palais, Paris Mutagen curated by Joey Holder, ASC Gallery, London Auto Couture Automotive Couture, London Notes to Self Royal College of Art, London

Sculpture Fellow, School of the Arts, University of Northampton, UK #temporarycustodians residency, Salford, UK Residency, Omenetto Lab, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA

PUBLICATIONS / FEATURES 2015 What you are waiting for on top of the volcano? / Towards a new science of humanity and nature, Terada, Masahiro; Showado Publishing, Kyoto (front cover image) 2014 Compassion Fatigue Armin, Alexandra; catalogue for New Wight Biennial, Los Angeles

2014 Eaton Trust Mathew Wrightson Trust Award Split Infinitive Award Stapely Trust Award 2013 Villiers Travel Award Yorkshire Ladies Council of Education Grant

(b.1985 Bristol) Lives and works in London

2013 - 2015 - Royal College of Art, MA Painting
2012 - 2013 - Universität der Künste, Berlin, class of Josephine Pryde. (guest student).
2003 - 2006 - University of Wales in Cardiff, BA (hons) Contemporary Textile Practice. Teaching 2016 Visiting lecturer, BA Fine Art, UWE, Bristol.

2016 Landlords are currently not collecting rent in self-love, Cell Projects, 2016 London. Two-person exhibition with Henrik Potter curated by Francecsa von Zedtwitz-Armin. (GB) 2015 Hygienic Sigh, MARS!, Munich (DE) (2015) I Wanna Give You (Devotion), Guy Oliver and Kate Mackeson, Hockney Gallery, London. (GB)!

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 The Dark Ages, Supplement Gallery, London. (GB) 2015 Sargassum, Nat’s Gallery, London. (GB) 2015 RCA Degree show, London. (GB) 2015 Prinz (The Ghosts are Outside), Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin. (GB) 2015 Performance and Print Commissioned by Hospitalfield as part of The Arbroath Template with Bob and Roberta Smith. (GB) 2015 Dirty Wellness, L’Atelier-KSR, Berlin. (DE) 2014 Grünerlækka Kunsthall & Podium, Oslo, Group exhibition curated by Ragna Bley and Natalie Price Hafslund. (NO) 2014 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London. (GB) 2013 The Libidinal Net, Heit, Berlin. Classe Josephine Pryde, Rundgang. (GER) 2013 To the People of Leipzig, D21, Leipzig. (GER)!

2016 Review of Landlords are currently not collecting rent in self-love by Will Gresson