Parade 3: Stuff Happens

7 Apr 2007 – 12 May 2007

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Angel Row Gallery

Nottingham, United Kingdom


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Craig Fisher and Danica Maier replicate media imagery using laborious, yet highly skilful, hand crafted processes such as embroidery or hand stitching. Jason Thomson has also extracted a media source and cut, pasted and compressed an Osama Bin Laden speech to refigure the sound of a defunct air-conditioning unit.

S Mark Gubb, Philip Mayer, Paul Matosic and Penny Davis have all reduced various structures back down to their core components, so much so, that they become non recognisable and opening up opportunities for further thought. Similarly, Alexander Stevenson's tentative reconstructions of detritus and redundant materials create more questions than they do answers, and Tom Godfrey's deconstruction of the layout of magazine pages results in a collision of imagery unintended by the editor.

A DIY approach has been adopted by Ayling & Conroy, Tristan Hessing and David Kirshner, who have in turn, indignantly bandaged damaged artworks, ruthlessly tortured household appliances and reinstated devices to signal messages in Morse code. Finally, Matthew Jamieson and Peter Norman question the nature of 'stuff' and really do make things happen by transforming 2-dimensional forms such as paper, envelopes and photographs into freestanding sculptural objects.


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