Members Show 2008
Selected by Andrew Hunt
O U T P O S T
Opening view: Monday 1st December, 6 - 9pm
On view: 2nd to 21st December
12noon to 6pm daily
Open to public admission free
Jonny Aldous / Liz Ballard / Jody Barton / Bev Broadhead / Jennifer Campbell / Kaavous Clayton / Lucy Conochie / Phil Cooper / Tom Cox-Bisham / Coco Crampton / Steven Cross / Simon Davenport / Saim Demircan / Julia Devonshire / Samantha Epps / Beatrice Fox / Stacy Gray / Dan Griffiths / Mike Goddard / Dave Hanger / R.J. Hinrichsen / Lynn Hynd / Samuel Jeffery / Thorsten Knaub / Fride Klykken / Simon Liddiment / Hayley Lock / Jeff McMillan / Lee Marshall / Giuseppe Mistretta / Joseph Murray / Paul Neale / Simon Newby / Jonathan O'Dwyer / Kate Parrot / Alex Pearl / Mick Peter / Rachel Phillips / Mandy Roberts / Carl Rowe / Holly Rumble / Christina Sabberton / Anna Salamon / Bess Shipside / Emma Shipton-Smith / George Simmons / Matthew Smith / Alex Strachan / William Stevenson / Helen Sykes / Matthew Thompson / Paul Vivian / Laurence Ward / Rachel Warriner / Jessica Warboys / Andrew Warstat / Jodie Welham / Hugo Wijngaard / Mark Wilsher / Robin Webb / Caroline Wright.
OUTPOST is pleased to present this year's Members Show selected by critic and curator, Andrew Hunt.
Kunstwerk Bazaar presents a dynamic selection of art practice in a variety of styles and media including painting, photography, sculpture, film, sound and performance, incorporating the work of over 60 artists selected through an open call to OUTPOST's artists membership.
Hunt's approach to the group show focuses on the aesthetic qualities of works, resulting in a playful selection and installation that investigates and challenges notions of style, taste and imagery. Through the careful placement of works, the selector draws attention to their formal values, offering unexpected relationships and new readings.
Individual pieces are positioned in close proximity to similarly mannered works with Kate Parrot's Home Made Walking Stick has been paralleled alongside the work of Joseph Murray and Bess Shipside. Series such as Helen Sykes Creatures and Monsters collages and Matthew Thompson's Stolen Label's are located throughout the gallery space amongst a visual assemblage encompassing all surfaces. The presentation of work extends to the more unusual spaces such as the gallery's functioning office and kitchen with installation and film pieces such as R.J. Hinrichsen's Untitled (Singing) and Thorsten Knaub's The Doors !!!. The exhibition also features new works including site-specific work by Lucy Conochie and Phil Cooper, a floor-based piece by Simon Newby and a light installation by Tom Cox-Bisham.
Punctuating the show throughout its duration will be a series of performances and events, which produce another dimension to the accustomed presence of the show. On the opening night Jennifer Campbell will be carrying out a performance between the gallery office and kitchen, whilst at various intervals during the exhibition Simon Davenport, Caroline Wright, Julia Devonshire, Siam Demircan and Nux Vomicas will produce performances and interactions in and around the space.
Andrew Hunt is currently the Director of Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-sea, he was previously Curator of the International Project Space, Birmingham and Assistant Curator at the Norwich Gallery. His freelance exhibitions include The Affirmation at Chelsea Space in 2007 and Writing in Strobe, at Dicksmith Gallery in 2006. His publishing activities consist of the Slimvolume Poster Publication and is a regular contributor to Frieze and Art Monthly.