Launch Pad: Darren Nixon

21 May 2015 – 31 May 2015

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12:00 – 17:30
12:00 – 17:30
12:00 – 17:30
12:00 – 17:30
12:00 – 17:30

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Castlefield Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom


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  • No.2 Metroshuttle Bus
  • Metrolink Tram: Deansgate/Castlefield
  • Deansgate Train Station
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Castlefield Gallery is excited to present the next in its series of Launch Pad exhibitions, a solo show by Darren Nixon. Selected from CG Associate members’ submissions by artist and Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire Lubaina Himid, and Castlefield Gallery’s Programme Manager Matthew Pendergast Launch Pad: Darren Nixon will see the artist working in the gallery throughout.


Selected from CG Associate members’ submissions Castlefield Gallery presents the next in its series of Launch Pad exhibitions, a solo show by Darren Nixon.

Nixon uses the paintings he makes as the building materials for a shifting set of constructions, and throughout this public exhibition he will be making new work within the gallery space, whilst also reconfiguring and reconstructing existing works.

Interested as much in failure as he is in success, Nixon treats each part of the painting and construction process as an event, which can be delayed or manipulated, focusing on the varying moments of creative decision-making which shift in intention and meaning as a piece of work develops.

Nixon will also collaborate with photographer Stephen Iles, who will be documenting the progress of the work in the gallery space. These photographic works will be present alongside Nixon’s constructions and the artist himself as he continues to work in the gallery, reflecting on what happens to an artwork when it is photographed and to what extent the image might become the work itself.

The exhibition will be open to the public from the 21-31 May with a special late night on Thursday 28 May from 6-8pm.

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