David Mackintosh: The Edge of Things

23 Jan 2010 – 28 Mar 2010

Event times

Tue - Sat: 12:00 - 20:00, Sun: 12:00 - 18:00, Mon: Closed

Cost of entry

FREE Entry


Manchester, United Kingdom


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David Mackintosh: The Edge of Things


Galleries 2 & 3 The Edge of Things is a major solo exhibition by artist David Mackintosh featuring a selection of new and recent work. Mackintosh's practice centres around drawing; for more than a decade Mackintosh has been creating deceptively simple drawings that reveal a world that is both mundane and macabre exploring ideas of dislocation, isolation and indecision. Images of sex and death - a dismembered head, a warship, a naked torso sit alongside depictions of everyday life - a man walking his dog, a flock of birds. His work presents a dark and unsettling world view, but one which is permeated throughout by humour. The Edge of Things will showcase some of Mackintosh's most recent work, revealing the development of his practice into time based and installation mediums that explore the relationship between drawing, animation and sculpture, and exploring a growing concern with narrative. In addition to new works on paper the exhibition includes: A new wall painting will wrap around Gallery 2; layered with smaller drawings the work experiments with the creation of narrative between images. Accompanying this, a new stop-frame animation will bring his signature style gouache drawings to life, exploring the narrative created by the sequencing of his drawings. In Gallery 3 Mackintosh will present a free-standing sculptural structure made from oak bars. This sculptural ‘tree' will house a new body of drawings on paper, freeing the work from the confines of the gallery walls and creating a continually shifting narrative according to the position of the viewer.

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