Brittle Crazie Glasse

20 Sep 2012 – 4 Nov 2012

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Islington Mill

Manchester, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: Regular buses run up Chapel Street from central Manchester, for further details see: www.gmpte.com
  • Car: James Street is just off the A6 Chapel Street and is easily accessible via the A56 and A57 and Mancunian Way. It has secure onsite parking. Foot: Islington Mill is a 10 min walk from Central Manchester via Bridge Steet, Quay Street or Chapel Street.
  • Train: Salford Central or Salford Crescent stations.
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Exhibition Launch: Thursday 20th September 6pm: 5th Floor, Islington Mill. All welcome. Open at selected mill events and by appointment. Please e-mail shereen@islingtonmill.com. Follow us on twitter for opening times. Curated by Lucy Newman Cleeve — Founder and Director of Man & Eve gallery in London. ‘Brittle Crazie Glasse' is an exhibition that Lucy has been developing for the past two years, the title for which is taken from George Herbert's poem ‘The Windows.' Usually understood in spiritual terms, the poem also works as a metaphor for how materials are simple ‘brittle crazy glass' until they are animated by some other agent or phenomena such as light or sound, so that ‘life, colours and light in one/When they combine and mingle, bring/A strong regard and awe.' The Exhibition will be using our unrefurbished, derelict, unique 5th floor project space which is something very rarely done within our walls. Many of the works in this exhibition explore the use of light as an activating agent. Others recreate, describe or subvert natural phenomena. Still others create the appearance of a concrete physical object from the record of a temporal event. Even those works which approach the more traditional media of drawing and painting explore the slippage and boundaries between that which is immanent and that which is transcendent. Artists include: Richard Bevan, James Brooks, Sophie Clements, Mark Dean, Pip Dickens, Pippa Gatty, Alistair McClymont, Simson & Volley, August Ventimiglia There are strong internal dialogues between the selected works concerning the use of video as a sculptural form, the history of photography and film as an artistic medium, the interplay between image and electronic music, and the relationships between science, philosophy, religion and art. This exhibition is in collaboration with Manchester Contemporary 2012.


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