Portfolio NW – Jack Welsh text

September 2nd, 2013 § Comments Off on Portfolio NW – Jack Welsh text § permalink

Jack Welsh has written a nice text to accompany Portfolio NW at The Bluecoat.

Have a read here

Summer 2013 pt 2: Portfolio NW

September 2nd, 2013 § Comments Off on Summer 2013 pt 2: Portfolio NW § permalink

It was great to be included in Portfolio NW at the Bluecoat. Eight artists from the region were invite to make new work for this show.

It was a valuable opportunity to develop the stff I’ve been working on in the studio for a bigger space – given the shifts in scale are a part of what I do, it was good to have the space at the Bluecoat to work with – I ended up surprising myself with the results – which is key to what I try to achieve with my work.

Photo Courtesy of The Bluecoat/Jon Barraclough

Summer 2013 pt 1: Beautiful Things

September 2nd, 2013 § Comments Off on Summer 2013 pt 1: Beautiful Things § permalink

I’ve actually been so busy making new work that I’ve not updated this for a few months. Also I lost my camera charger so haven’t been able to document anything properly.

There have been a slew of shows – first off was Beautiful Things at The Next Door Projects in Liverpool – it wasn’t publicised very much which is a shame as it had loads of great artists in (Aly Helyer, Iain Andrews, Gordon Cheung, Rui Matsunaga, Wieland Payer, Enzo Marra, Phillip Allen, Dan Coombs, Richard Meaghan, Tom Ormond, Jason Thompson, James Quin, Louise Thomas, Henny Acloque, Jonny Green, Rafal Topolewski, Masakatsu Kondo, John Stark, Andrew Foulds, Ian Rayer-Smith, Joe Packer, Alex Gene Morrison, Tim Ellis, Kevin Hunt, Dave Evans, Nicki McCubbing, Matthew Houlding, Neal Rock) – Thanks to Richard Meaghan for all his hard work  in curating this.

Photos: Richard Meaghan

Black Sun Horizon – Reviews

June 9th, 2013 § Comments Off on Black Sun Horizon – Reviews § permalink

© Dick Jewell 2006

Linda Pittwood has written a review of Black Sun Horizon for Corridor 8

Check it here

Also a thoughtful blog post from C. James Fagan about the show here

Black Sun Horizon @ The Royal Standard

May 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on Black Sun Horizon @ The Royal Standard § permalink

“…on the horizon of the modern world dawns the black sun of boredom”

Henri Lefebvre, Critique of Everyday Life: Volume 2, 1961

I’ve curated a group show at The Royal Standard – Black Sun Horizon – about boredom.

Boredom can be defined as the inability of the imagination to synthesise the past and the future into the present, leaving the individual momentarily dislocated from the normal rhythms of life. Black Sun Horizon brings together a group of artists whose work hints at the roots and nature of this particularly modern condition, exploring the aesthetics and mechanics of our interactions and how the endless continuum of technological progress has done little to alleviate its symptoms.

Preview: Friday 17th May 4.30-9pm
18th May – 2nd Jun
Open Friday and Saturday 12-5pm or by appointment

The exhibition includes work by:

Cory Arcangel, Dick Jewell, Bill Leslie, Samuel Williams

Land Odyssey @ GENERATORprojects

April 5th, 2013 § Comments Off on Land Odyssey @ GENERATORprojects § permalink

Land Odyssey @ GENERATORprojects

March 26th, 2013 § Comments Off on Land Odyssey @ GENERATORprojects § permalink

I’m happy to be part of Land Odyssey at GENERATORpojects in Dundee.

An exhibition of works by Dave Evans, Aaron Guy,
Hannah Imlach and Erik Osberg.

GENERATOR is beginning a journey through contemporary approaches to ‘landscape’ and our relations to it. Narrating our paths, the invited artists will guide us through mountains from beyond our fictions; the voids we create yet never encounter; the remaking of works gone by which haunt our present psyche and the environments that find ways to live in unison. Will you join GENERATOR for this Odyssey of land?

Opening: – MARCH 29th 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition:- MARCH 30th – APRIL 21st
Side-events:- Check our website/twitter/facebook for details

Opening Hours:- Thurs – Sunday 12 – 5pm
Or by appointment.

25-26 Mid Wynd

01382 225982 / mail@generatorprojects.co.uk

Drawing Paper #6

September 18th, 2012 § Comments Off on Drawing Paper #6 § permalink

I’m really pleased to be included in Drawing Paper #6. This edition is co-curated by Jon Barraclough and Mike Carney from TRS and Gavin Delahunty from Tate.

This is another image from the series, the work is crumpled paper and graphite. The dimensions are 450x707x280mm

Tinfoil Polyliths

September 18th, 2012 § Comments Off on Tinfoil Polyliths § permalink

I’ve been collecting discarded sandwich wrappers and working with the tinfoil to produce polyliths. This is about 12 cm high.

Paper Mountains

July 3rd, 2012 § Comments Off on Paper Mountains § permalink

I’ve been working in the TRS Project Space over the last two weeks. Just me and 30 square meters of blank paper. I also had a smoke machine and some coloured light bulbs, but the most interesting configurations were lit just using sunlight. Fran and I have just watched all three original series of Star Trek and we noticed the alien scenery often just appeared to be just made of scrunched paper made to look like rock and a blue/green/pink lit backdrop. This economy of means but ambition of narrative still appeals to me, and perhaps encouraged me to develop this body of work further beyond the initial experiments using aluminum chippy trays.

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