DRAWING, WRITING, ETC.:
–New Miscellany (2016-Present)
–Drawing Group (2015-Present)
–A slight so egregious it lingers beyond the dream (2015)
–The House without Orifices
–Oversized Beneath the Percolator
–Bonfire Night (2012)
–Whispers Project (2011-2012)
–Paolo vs. “The Man” (2011-2012)
–Dicework II (2008-2009)
–The Dead (2008)
–Dicework I (2008)
–The Messier Catalogue (2007)
–Brushstroke Diagrams (2006-2007)
–Tell Me What to Paint (2006)
Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Primarily interested in the following: a) Visual and textual lines; b) the antiseptic tempered by a quiver of the handmade; and c) the diagrammatic and/or explanatory, especially when cloaked in ostensible self-importance without necessarily being true, serious business. Adherence to stringent procedural methods allows for an iterative exploration of the above concepts ad infinitum [read more].
–Art for Life
–The Dead 2
–Hollingworth & Davie
–MAKE // BREAK // FIX
–The Pleasant Matthews
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The necessity for becoming introspective of the title and the subject of the pieces is wonderfully coordinated. But it’s not until long after one finds that the possibility of an island within the gallery is nothing more than a condensed scenario in which life is mirrored.
Excerpts. 2012. Installation view: The Possibility of an Island. 2012. Grand Union, Birmingham, UK. Photos by Tim Dixon.
THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND
Opening Friday 13 July, 6–9pm
Exhibition continues 14 July to 18 August 2012, open Thursday to Saturday 12–5pm.
Featuring work by Cory Arcangel, Jacqueline Bebb, Paul Antony Carr, Tomas Chaffe, Stuart Croft, Jason Dodge, Sean Edwards, Joanne Masding and Andrew Sunderland. Curated by Tim Dixon.
Separated from a landmass and surrounded by sea, an island can appear a self-sufficient and closed unit, set apart from the world by its distinct language and custom, sitting in relation to and juxtaposed against an other. The very condition of an island’s possibility lies in its removal from something else, its displacement from a network of external influences that governs its being and gives it form. As such its relative autonomy is in fact contingent upon a range of factors that make it so.
The work of these nine international artists set questions of autonomy and contingency into play. The works, in video, drawing and sculpture, question their relationship to, and separation from, a world external to themselves.
Through strategies of isolation and displacement, the artists bring forth material elements from circulation in a larger context and enact processes which separate them from the world; the works extract themselves from their wider networks in order to become visible.
Both the objects and this exhibition are produced through processes of removal, selection and fragmentation. Implied within this is a reflection on the curatorial process and the nature of the curated group show; a construct in which individual works are brought into relation with others and both create and sit within a context.
1–3pm Saturday 14 July 2012
Artist Joanne Masding will lead an informal, drop-in workshop, exploring the exhibition through light and surface, using projectors and everyday materials. Free to drop in for families and young people as part of Warwick Bar Summer Fete.
A teaser for The Possibility of an Island is currently on the homepage of Grand Union (Birmingham, UK). The Possibility of an Island is curated by Tim Dixon, and features work by Cory Arcangel, Jacqueline Bebb, Tomas Chaffe, Stuart Croft, Jason Dodge, Sean Edwards, Joanne Masding, and Andrew Sunderland; as well as work from my Excerpts series. The show opens 6-9pm on July 13, 2012 at the Grand Union project space.