AboutBureau is pleased to announce that Noel Clueit and Daniel Fogarty will be artists-in-residence at the gallery during Summer 2011. Clueit and Fogarty have been invited to use the gallery as their studio for eight weeks, as part of the annual residency programme that Bureau runs, during it's temporary closure over the Summer period.
Bureau's annual residency is focused on research and production and offers artists the space and time to develop a new body of work without agenda. It is an opportunity to produce work in a larger space than their studio, and in an alternative or potentially site-responsive context. There is no pressure to conceive an exhibition or final project as a result of the residency, although this is also offered as a possibility at the end of the production period. This is the first time Bureau has offered the residency to two artists, and Clueit and Fogarty have no prior knowledge of each other's practice, although they share areas of interest. This dynamic allows for a new dialogue, the possibility of shifts in their practice and production, and for the potential of collaborative âmaking' to take place.
Noel Clueit's work explores authorship, reproduction and the relationship between reference material and the representation of objects. Sampling ready-made or reproduced objects, Clueit utilises shop-bought items, photocopied sections of art history books, and appropriated record sleeves - commercial objects that riff between post-painterly abstraction and the purely decorative dumbed modernish objects. Clueit aims to explore our unaware attachment to symbols, icons, compositions, and the shifts of value and taste within contemporary culture.
Daniel Fogarty's practice is primarily concerned with Leisure and Production and the grey area between. Often taking the form of a derivative of publishing: a poster, banner, newsletter, flyer, illustration, editorial photography or magazine, the work signals towards slight narratives or points of interest bordering on the banal. Working with waste materials such as stone, rocks, waste paper, old photocopies and articles, Fogarty churns over graphical language to try to understand particularities that arise and are embedded in the language of the everyday.
Noel Clueit is based in Manchester, UK. He graduated in BA Fine Art from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle, in 2007.
Recent exhibitions include: Burlington Fine Arts Club, Piccadilly Place, Manchester; We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester; Painting Show, Supercollider, Blackpool; DEADPAN, Royal Standard, Liverpool; Legacy 1, Forman's Sculpture Yard / LIU Gallery, London; From This Filthy Sewer Pure Gold Flows, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, A Curriculum, A Foundation, Liverpool; Supercollider Embassy, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool; Sunflowers, Satellite Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
In 2010 Clueit participated in A Foundation's A Curriculum residency programme, and is currently exhibiting in Group Show / Solo Show at Crate, Margate. (www.noelclueit.co.uk)
Daniel Fogarty is based in Manchester, UK, and graduated in BA Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009. He is currently Guest Curator at Bloc Projects, Sheffield for the exhibition Eye Service, a show of recent graduates from across the North of England.
Recent exhibitions include: The Production of Curation, Rogue Project Space, Manchester; Sunk Costs, Islington Mill, Salford; We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester; PRISM #9, Sheffield; BlankExpression, BLANKSPACE, Manchester (2011); Collaboration No.4, Unit 3B, Sheffield; Rubric: Document (online); Out of the Wilderness, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2010); Crassfelt, Galéria Hit, Bratislava, Slovakia; Venice Agendas 2009, Venice; The City Gates, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield (2009); MAKE AN ICON OUT OF POPCORN, an experimental publishing project devised by Maria Fusco, in collaboration with APFEL (A Practice for Everyday Life), Art Quarters Press and Matt's Gallery, London; Aller à Â Ouessant, Carte blanche à Â l'OEil d'Oodaaq, Ouessant, France (2008). (www.danielfogarty.co.uk)