30th January 2015 - 3rd May 2015
New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
FOUND brings together seven contemporary artists who work with found images. Transforming, cutting, embellishing and re-working visual material sourced from the internet, flea markets, magazines and discarded personal collections, the artists enter into the histories and narratives present in strangers’ images. The exhibition explores themes of loss, memory and mass cultural experience, as well as socially-constructed hierarchies concerning gender, race, religion and mass culture. Drawing attention to our relentless consumption and self-projection of visual information in a digital age, the selected works reverberate and bring into question the feeling of being suffocated and framed by representations of other people’s lives, tastes and experiences.
FOUND features work by Paul Chiappe, Ruth Claxton, Julie Cockburn, Ellen Gallagher, Vesna Pavlović, Erik Kessels and John Stezaker, including six new works specially commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Saturday 7 March, 2pm – FREE
Join exhibiting artist Ruth Claxton as she discusses her ongoing Postcards series with FOUND Curator, Zoë Lippett.
Saturday 28 March, 2pm – FREE, drop-in
FOUND Curator, Zoë Lippett, will introduce the themes and artworks the exhibition.
Image credit: Paul Chiappe, Untitled 48, 2010, Pencil on paper, Courtesy of the Artist and Lea Weingarten
Photo: John K. McGregor
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