17th November – 15th December 2007
Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 5pm
Smiling excrement shaped tinfoil, playful animations with autobiographical references and scaled up papier mache finger food all play a part in Josephine Flynn’s singular vision. Her work is concerned with what she calls the 'lower aesthetics'. Using materials such as scrunched up silver paper and hand cut photocopies she engages the art viewer through a surface naivety, encouraging them to reassess their received aesthetic vocabulary.
In her often hilarious, tightly edited cut 'n' paste videos she references historic and political icons such as George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler alongside bad jokes, sick puns, Big Macs and sex acts. Flynn even acknowledges the day to day pleasures of pissing.
By the very act of placing these ideas, images and objects in an art space Flynn is engaging in a discussion about art, what it can be and what it can present. The political is accompanied by the trivial. The work is entertaining but sometimes embarrassing. It’s humour fracturing our ideas of the acceptable. Images from consumer culture and banal everyday objects are used to create a carefully crafted deconstruction of the strategies and hierarchies of our communication.
Josephine Flynn was born in Leigh, Greater Manchester, in 1975. She gained an MA Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 2006, & a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1998.
Recent Shows: Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin, Germany (Solo Show), Associates Gallery, London (Solo Show).