Monday, 21 July 2014

George Shaw | PAPER #15 - Unstable Ground | Paper Gallery

PAPER #15: Unstable Ground

Curated by Simon Woolham
Annabel Dover - Laura Oldfield Ford - Reece Jones - David Miles
George Shaw - Stephen Walter - Lisa Wilkens - Simon Woolham

Exhibition Dates: 2 August – 13 September 2014
Private View: Thursday 31 July 2014 6-9pm
Opening Times: Saturday 11am – 5pm

Unstable Ground considers howdrawing methods are related to experiences of autobiographical memory.The exhibition features new work from a number of artists who explore memory within their work, including Turner Prize nominee, George Shaw, Laura Oldfield Ford, who was recently included in Ruin Lust at Tate Britain, and Comics Unmasked at the British Library, Lisa Wilkens who exhibited in Paper at Saatchi Gallery.

Unstable Groundis a group show that explores the perplexing, the fragile, the experiential, and the direct relationship between the paper surface and the representation and manifestation of memory. Focussing onthe autobiographical memory of each artist, their works create an emotional dialogue between place, drawing methods, and the mediation between vision, hand, and brain. 

The artists presented in Unstable Ground offer insights and glimpses into these important, discursive processes. They each have a relationship with the concept of Unstable Groundin a variety of ways,from Stephen Walter and Laura Oldfield Ford’surban mappings, revealing the hidden and complex political and poetic narratives of human life,to Annabel Dover and Lisa Wilkens’s ‘drawn out’ relationship with the memories of personal objectsand places. This is revealed in the works on many levels. The image that is immediately presented in all these works is the first of many layers. Unstable Ground attempts to dig deeper, present and open up a dialogue with seams of artistic, social and political signifiers.

Virtual Memory Walks

As part of the process of creating this exhibition, Woollham undertook a virtual memory walk with each artist. Using Google Earth and Skype, and starting at the home where the artist grew up, Woolham journeyed through time and space, guided by the memories that are drawn out and unfold. Thisonline experience, utilised as a curatorial tool with the artists and presented as a series of videos, is an integral part of the presentation of the exhibition, unravelling and laying bare the autobiographical and artistic details around why these artists are working in a particular way. The processof the walk captureshow these artists might dialogue and use memory as a catalyst for their work.

Notes for Editor
About the artists
Annabel Dover was recently undertook a residency at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge. Her work was included in the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2010. She recently exhibited in Catalyst at the IWMN, Salford. Laura Oldfield Ford is currently undertaking the Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University. She recently exhibited in Ruin Lust at Tate Britain, Comics Unmasked at the British Library, and Soft Estates at the Bluecoat, Liverpool. Reece Jones recently had solo exhibitions at All Visual Arts, London and Triumph Gallery, Moscow. David Miles has had solo exhibitions at The Lowry in Salford, GimpelFils in London and Brighton Museum. George Shaw was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, which was presented at Baltic, Gateshead. He was also included in the British Art Show 7 and the Tate Triennial in 2003. Stephen Walter’s map of Liverpool is currently on display at The Bluecoat, Liverpool. Lisa Wilkens was included in Saatchi’s Paper exhibition in 2013 and Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2012. Simon Woolham is has had solo exhibitions at the Lowry in Salford and Chapter Gallery in Cardiff.He was included inthe 2008 Tatton Park Biennial and in 2006 he was Artist-in-Residence at the Baltic. He won the Mostyn Open 11 at OrielMostyn in 2001.


Based in Manchester’s Green Quarter near Victoria Station, PAPER is an artist-run commercial gallery led by Andrea Cotton, David Hancock, Simon Woolham, and Rachel Wrigley selling affordable and accessible works on paper. PAPER represents a range of emerging and mid-career artists whose practice is based around the medium of paper. This ranges from drawing, painting, printmaking, artist's books, video, and performance. The gallery opened in August 2012 and has become a regular participant in the Manchester Contemporary. In 2013 PAPER took part in Trajector Art Fair, Brussels, and Sluice Art Fair, London. In 2014 PAPER took part in Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm and the Project Space Collective at the Affordable Art Fair, London and Leeds International Book Fair and the Tetley. PAPER was one of the commissioned projects in this year’s Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield.

PAPER has a regular programme of exhibitions, presenting the work of gallery artists as well as providing a platform for outside curatorial projects. PAPER also instigated an Artist-in-Residence programme, Exploring PAPER, funded by the Arts Council of England. PAPER is open every Saturday 11am-5pm.

For more information please contact
David Hancock on 07799813062
Address: PAPER, Unit 12 Mirabel Studios, 14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ
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CAS | Art in the Home #2


Art in the Home #2
various venues in central York
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August
11am - 5pm

image: Pat Flynn, Arrow, 2011  Courtesy the artist and The International 3


Join us for a unique event in the contemporary art calendar, Art in the Home #2, offering a rare opportunity to view work across a range of media in a variety of domestic settings.

Six homeowners in York are generously opening their doors to host work by some of the UK's leading artists, providing a clear insight into how different pieces could fit into your home.

The galleries involved are each adopting innovative curatorial approaches in response to the homes and homeowners - so expect mini-retrospectives and site-sensitive installations. The full list of artists is currently being finalised but, to whet your appetite, galleries and artists will include:

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh -  Richard Forster and James Hugoinin
Domo Baa
l, London – Lothar Gotz, Rachel Adams and Lee Edwards
International 3, Manchester – Hondartza Fraga and Alison Erika Forde
, London – Clare Kenny and Wil Murray
Man and Eve, London - Iain Andrews, Alex Virji and Wieland Payer
Hole Editions, Newcastle – George Shaw

Starting at 11am, guests will be led through the six houses, all within walking distance of each other, to view the works and meet the Gallerists who will introduce the exhibitions and discuss purchases.

Lunch will be provided to recharge the batteries and guests will be able to revisit particular homes of choice during the day.
image: Lothar Gotz, Construction on Grey, gouache and colour pencil on paper, 2011  Courtesy the artist and Domo Baal

Booking details

– £20 to include lunch
Non Members – £30 to include lunch

Booking is essential.

Please book HERE for Saturday 2 August 2014
Please book HERE for Sunday 3 August 2014

Or book over the phone with Phil Ashcroft, Office & Projects Manager on 020 7017 8415.

For more information please contact Moira Innes, Collector Development Manager, Yorkshire on or 07946 604 109.

image: George Shaw, Black Magic, 2014, one colour lithograph  Courtesy the artist and Hole Editions


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Monday, 14 July 2014

Jeff Beekman | New Prints 2014

 We are delighted that Jeff Beekman's lithograph 'Red Abstract' was selected for IPCNY's New Prints 2014. You can see it (centre) on the gallery wall in Christie's Rockefeller Plaza galleries.

New Prints 2014
A Selection of Contemporary Works from International Print Center New York
Leading up to this season’s Prints and Multiples sales, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) will present an exhibition entitled New Prints 2014, which will be held at Christie’s New York from July 9–16. Featuring 100 brand new contemporary prints from a wide range of artists, this innovative and engaging show will take place at our 20 Rockefeller Plaza galleries.