How It All Worked Out
Steph Fletcher, Ben Grainger, Isaac Holland, Cy Hurst, Donna Kenny, Hannah Dargavel-Leafe, Johnathan Maj, Sean Penlington, Daniel Taylor
Exhibition Continues: 10th July - 30th July 2010.
Open: Weds - Sat-12pm - 5pm
How It All Worked Out is a group exhibition of work by 9 emerging artists selected by The International 3 from this year's Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Central Lancashire and University of Salford BA graduates.
Steph Fletcher’s miniature ink and pencil drawings on card consider topics such as truth, meaning and reality, with a dark sense of humour. Isaac Holland’s stop motion animations address human degradation often embodying these ideas through the representation of the feral pigeon and its own evolutionary downfall. Cy Hurst’s sculptural works take the idea of chewed gum as portraiture to consider the traces that we leave behind. Ben Grainger’s sculptural works reference filmic devices where signifiers become a universal learned language to articulate something imminent. Donna Kenny’s paintings on waste materials such as envelopes, paper bags and letters depict city back streets that might ordinarily be passed by. Hannah Dargavel-Leafe’s work describes an experience of a football match through a collection of photographic, sculptural and audio representations. Johnathan Maj employs conceptual orientated practices of appropriation and the readymade to open new associations within overlooked objects and processes. Sean Penlington’s series of paintings come from an interest in carnival and ritual in early modern Europe. The quick and direct manner in which he paints allows for a kind of shorthand where one image alludes to a number of others. Daniel Taylor examines the tradition of drawn fabric by exploring the use of illusion and the reproduced image.
Work will be available for sale throughout the exhibition with prices starting at £50