Sinead Nunes has written a review of Portfolio NW for Corridor 8 – a great print/online journal focused on contemporary art and writing

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

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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

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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

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

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

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“…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

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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.

GENERATORprojects 25-26 Mid Wynd Dundee DD1 4JG

01382 225982 / mail@generatorprojects.co.uk www.generatorprojects.co.uk

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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

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

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