Promoting new art & challenging conventions
FOLD has been operating commercially since 2015 and has now established a strong profile and following. It has built a reputation for presenting accessible shows which support and promote demanding new art that challenges established conventions. The gallery specialises in producing curated exhibitions that bring UK based and international artists together. This is consolidated by in-depth solo exhibitions from emerging to mid-career artists. The gallery works to create new audiences and to offer the viewer the best conditions to gain an understanding of the intentions of the artist and to present the artwork to the highest standards. FOLD has an...
FOLD Gallery
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  • Clinamen - Lydia Gifford, Marte Johnslien & Gillian Lowndes, 15 April - 06 June 2021

    Clinamen, 2021

    Installation view at FOLD Gallery, London

    Clinamen - Lydia Gifford, Marte Johnslien & Gillian Lowndes

    15 April - 06 June 2021
    Clinamen is the Latin name Lucretius gave to the unpredictable swerve of atoms, in order to defend the atomistic doctrine of Epicurus. According to Lucretius, the unpredictable swerve occurs 'at no fixed place or time': When atoms move straight down through the void by their own weight, they deflect a bit in space at a quite uncertain time and in uncertain places, just enough that you could say that their motion has changed. But if they were not in the habit of swerving, they would all fall straight down through the depths of the void, like drops of rain, and no collision would occur, nor would any blow be produced among the atoms. In that case, nature would never have produced anything. This indeterminacy, according to Lucretius, provides the 'free will which living things throughout the world have.' FOLD is pleased to present Clinamen, a three-person show consisting of paintings,...