Monday 18th March, 2019
Installation photo of my works on show at FLUX Exhibition (Private View opening – (Thursday 14th March, 2019)
FLUX Exhibition displayed four of my Contained works (From the Contained series) for the first time. I was really excited to see them presented together as I had not yet seen this. What was most intriguing about this exhibition was the not knowing of how my works were to be presented.
I delivered the works to the museum on Tuesday 12th March, 2019, and would then not see them until the exhibition opened on Thursday 14th March 2019. Founder of FLUX Lisa Gray and her curatorial team decided on the positioning of every work which featured in the show. I have mentioned before in previous posts about the necessity to include factors of chance, risk taking and the not knowing in the making of my works, so finding myself on a daily basis consumed by never ending possibilities made this requirement easy to accept.
Other subjects which coincide with my practice are Form and Order and the Anti-Form and Chaos. In the process of my making I design systems and operations which are linked to game playing . I work and live within the moment and relish the discovery of surprise, so I was wondering what avenue Lisa and her team, would take when displaying my work. Would it be presented in a straight uniformed layout, representing Form and Order in numerical chronological order for example – Contained Information #1, #2 and #3 or would the work be seen as more disorganized where each piece is scattered across the wall describing the Anti – Form and elements of Chaos, with no numerical sequence for example – Contained Information #1, #3 and #2 .
The Chosen Presentation Went:
Contained Information #3 – Contained Information #1 – Contained Information #2
Contained Information #3, 2018, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Plastic, Canvas, Paulin, Nylon string, Oil pastels, Charcoal, Tanking slurry, Cement, Plaster, PVA admix adhesive, Matt paint, Enamel paint
Contained Information #1, 2018, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Canvas, Oil paint, Cement, PVA admix adhesive, Matt paint, Enamel paint
Contained Information #2, 2018, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Paulin, Tanking slurry, Plaster, Stain varnish, PVA admix adhesive, Matt paint, Enamel paint
FLUX Exhibition (Mini Masterpiece Wall)
Contained Information #4, 2019, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Canvas, Acrylic, Dirt, Cement, Plaster, Cuprinol, Varnish, Gloss, Matt paint, Enamel paint (Presented on the Mini Masterpiece Wall)
Although the Mini Masterpieces were exhibited in the National Army Museum in conjunction with FLUX Exhibition, it felt like the wall was separate and away from the exhibition, almost as if the wall was hosting its own show. The aim was to feature unique smaller artworks which could be purchased at a cheaper cost, opposed to the artworks which were featured in the main exhibition.
All artists were given the opportunity to display a work and participate in the Mini Masterpiece Wall, it was an offer I accepted straight away as not only did it give me another option of presenting an extra artwork, it gave me a further chance to experiment with this continuous series.
(Private View Opening – Thursday 14th March 2019)