Lutz Fezer, Clunie Reid, and Kevin Hutcheson are image-makers who dip into the wealth of depictions that the world floods us with on a daily basis. Using a photocopier to appropriate them or scissors to carefully incise them from their safer contexts in printed matter, images provide a rich vocabulary to test the instabilities of narrative, value and the role of the audience at sea in visual culture.
Here are three practices where the hand intervenes in the profuse and proliferationg torrents of visual material we experience through literature and mass media. This manual relationship to image, by tearing, cutting, layering or redrawing, explores our relationship to the countless shapely and desirable figures, faces, gestures, and moments we recognise across such representations. Seeing new images presented here, borrowed, reorganised or subtly juxaposed by Frezer, Reid and Hutcheson, we are encouraged to negotiate incongruities, examine the fetishes of pictorial history and contend with the harsh gloss of contemporary press.