MARCUS COPE, STUART CUMBERLAND, DOMINIC KENNEDY, KES RICHARDSON, NEIL RUMMING, SAM WINDETT.
Brought to the table is a sense of the occult, of magic, of tricks being played and jokes being made. Slapstick falls over the straight man. The forgotten, unwanted, banal and overlooked become the unlikely hero, the star for a day. Objects become understudies for characters, stand-ins for stand-ups, failed impersonators. Contemplative, diminutive, confused and knowing. Ancient and fugitive. Mocking and mocked.
There is an absurdity of the inanimate. Things given tasks without reason. Things existing in displaced time. Impotent, ridiculous objects. Silly things.
Fold gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by six artists who employ both objects and humour in their work. The ignored ephemera of everyday life becomes imbued with meaning and promoted to a higher status through the act of painting. This transformative and alchemic process encourages the mischievous arrival of wit, irony, knockabout farce, black-humour and the comic to create works that capture the humanist follies and foibles of the inorganic world.