Black Sun Horizon – Reviews

June 9th, 2013 Comments Off

© 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 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

Land Odyssey @ GENERATORprojects

March 26th, 2013 Comments Off

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 /

Drawing Paper #6

September 18th, 2012 Comments Off

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

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

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.

Project Number 6: Tomorrow’s World

July 3rd, 2012 Comments Off

FAVELA Open Studios @ TRS

May 21st, 2012 Comments Off

As part of Liverpool Art Month and Light Night The Royal Standard transformed into FAVELA,  in which members turned their studios into temporary exhibition spaces.

I thought it would be a great opportunity to try working at a larger scale and made this pentagonal sculpture from tape, cardboard tubes and paper.

Once it was built myself and my wife, Frances Disley, used it to show some of our work together. It was a nice opportunity for me to show some of the work that did not make it into P/N 6: Tomorrow’s World.

FAVELA lasted two days and is now over. The structure remains so I will using it as a place to experiment with playback of the many field recordings I collected over the winter.

Project Number 6: Tomorrow’s World – London

May 11th, 2012 Comments Off

I’ve got new work in this show at Project Number in East London.

It’s a great opportunity for Robin Tarbet and I to develop the conversation we initiated during our two person show at Rogue Project Space in Manchester earlier this year.

There’s shared concern with drawing out the aesthetic potential in defunct technologies and the failed dynamism of visions of the future. By extension there’s an attempt to explore the function of ‘progress’ as it manifests itself in the early 21st century.

The new work represents an ‘equalization’ of  my attitude towards technology, how I’m no longer (as) seduced by it and increasing mindful of the material residue of break-neck technological progress. Digital media belongs with rope, paper and wood as part of a extended vocabulary which explores how we interact with our increasingly dematerialized world.

Project Number is curated by Chris Rawcliffe

Come along if you’re in London.

Private View: 18/5/12, 18.00 – 21.00

Project Number,
10 Cazenove Road,
N10 6BD.

Open weekends til 3/6/12 or by appointment

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