CATALOGUE is the exhibition catalogue for EXHIBITION, a group show curated by CIRCA Projects at Workplace Gallery, Gateshead in January 2015. The exhibition featured artworks by Cara Tolmie, Henry Coombes, Ian Breakwell & Mike Leggett, Josephine Flynn, Keith Farquhar, Matthew Crawley, Susie Green and Tim Etchells. CATALOGUE is published by CIRCA Projects and designed by OPENAIR, Newcastle upon Tyne. Risographed printed in black on 100 gsm Metaphor White with 270gsm Gun Metal Mirri Card cover, 190 mm x 240 mm. Perfect bound in an edition of 100.
CATALOGUE includes contributions from all the artists involved in the group show, forming an extension of the physical exhibition and offering insight into artists’ working practices. Contents include a selection of Henry Coombes’ previously unpublished poetry, a business card by Matthew Crawley as well as Susie Green’s iPhone Notes.
EXHIBITION carries an attitude which is interested in the conventions of the gallery situation, the infrastructures in place in the field of art, attitudes and codes which exist therein. In this sense each artist in EXHIBITION also shows self-awareness in their artwork and uses humour not only to satirise individuals and groups of people they work with, but their own implicit role within this schema as an artist. Within each artist’s self-conscious position there is a further interest in the archetype – using humour but also often looking at pathos and the attempt/expectation of pathos from the artist in their role.
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