Exhibition

Dread one day at a time | Tintype Summer Window

22 Jul 2020 – 12 Sep 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Tintype

London, United Kingdom

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  • 38, 56, 73, 341, 476 (and on neary Upper Street 4, 19, 30, 43)
  • Angel, Highbury & Islington
  • Essex Road

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JO ADDISON's Dread One Day at a Time (viewable from the street only), brings together onto a specially constructed frame, objects made before and after the UK government’s Coronavirus lockdown.

About

Jo Addison’s work draws on shared cultural memory and evokes an odd, intuitive recognition of familiar things, loosened from their bearings in daily life.

In Jo Addison’s process, her decisions are governed by the behaviour of materials. Individual works assimilate the physical conditions in which they are made. During necessarily short but essential studio sessions in between teaching and parenting, she works with components that she keeps deliberately close to hand, in order to enable a quick and spontaneous approach to the thing she is making. In work that is apparently casually made, the legacy of a repetitive and a paradoxically slow process is disclosed. 

The title Dread one day at a time, borrowed from the cartoonist Charles M Schulz, speaks of the tension with which Addison approaches her studio, amplified by the guilt she associates with ‘poking and prodding’ at things that seem to have no bearing on the contemporary global crisis. 

This is the sixth year that Tintype has commissioned an artist to make work that is installed in the gallery’s large, street-facing window during the summer break.

Please note that the Sumer Window is viewable from the street only. The gallery is closed for the Summer break.

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Exhibiting artists

Jo Addison

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