Sam Hutchinson graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2014. His images as part of I Used To Think You Were Normal are drawn from critically reviewing early 90s game shows - a way of analysing the behaviours and images taken as normal in younger life. The works chart the constructed landscape, the fantasy of stereos and of flights aboard Concord. Large scale, layered works point beyond the synthetic game world - the screen in front and the background radiation behind.
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Open 2: Pieces of You
The second exhibition in the Open series presents six new and early career artists predominantly from the North whose work came to us through submissions and expressions of interest.
In Pieces of You, each of the artists share a curiosity in exploring how we gather and make meaning of our experiences.
Peter Watkins’ The Unforgetting examines the artists German family history through objects, places, photographs, and narrative structures circulated within his family. Phoebe Kiely’s They Were My Landscape presents scenes from her life, collected as an act of curiosity and compulsion. Photographer Stephen Iles and sculptor Nicola Dale collaborate to explore the possibilities of photography to communicate an understanding of a subject. Sam Hutchinson’s project I Used To Think You Were Normal reflects on the simulated worlds of game shows and the motivations of their contestants. Designer and artist Thom Isom presents a new way of experiencing the exhibition through a limited edition publication.