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NO FUN II
   

LAUNCH: 6 NOVEMBER 7 - 9PM

SHOW RUNS 7 - 29 NOVEMBER 2014

GUEST CURATED BY SEAN CUMMINS


SEAN CUMMINS / JO MITCHELL / MARK PEARSON


NO FUN MY BABE NO FUN


NO FUN MY BABE NO FUN


NO FUN TO HANG AROUND


FEELING THAT SAME OLD WAY


NO FUN TO HANG AROUND


FREAKED OUT FOR ANOTHER DAY


NO FUN MY BABE NO FUN


NO FUN MY BABE NO FUN


NO FUN TO BE AROUND


WALKING BY MYSELF


NO FUN TO BE ALONE


IN LOVE WITH NOBODY ELSE


WELL MAYBE GO OUT MAYBE STAY HOME


MAYBE CALL MOM ON THE TELEPHONE


WELL COME ON, WELL COME ON,


WELL COME ON........ ‘NO FUN’ FROM THE STOOGES 1969 ALBUM.


NO FUN II IS AN INSTALLATION OF WORK BY 3 ARTISTS WHO DISLOCATE STRATEGIES TAKEN FROM GRAPHIC DESIGN. THEY ARE INTERESTED IN ITS WIDER CULTURAL CONTEXT OR SUB-CULTURAL REFERENCES AND ENJOY SUBVERTING ITS COMMUNICATIVE POSSIBILITIES THROUGH FRUSTRATION, REPETITION AND CONFRONTATION.


NO FUN II WILL PRESENT PAINTINGS, TAPESTRIES AND ENLARGED PHOTOCOPIED IMAGERY, BECOMING AN IMMERSIVE, OVERWHELMING AND COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT OF GRAPHIC IMAGERY. THEY INTEND THIS INSTALLATION TO BE A CREATIVE EXAGGERATION OF THE LANGUAGE AND PROPERTIES OF GRAPHIC DESIGN, USING ITS CONVENTIONS AS A VEHICLE FOR ENHANCING THE ABERRANT URGES AND INTENTIONS OF THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES.


ON THE SURFACE MOST GRAPHIC DESIGN WILL SUGGEST EXPRESSIVE POSSIBILITIES THAT ARE OPEN ENDED … BUT DESIGN BEING DESIGN… IT IS ULTIMATELY LOCKED INTO THE FUNCTIONAL AND RATIONAL OBJECTIVES OF COMMUNICATING AND ADVERTISING. NO FUN II READILY EMPLOYS METHODOLOGIES OF GRAPHIC DESIGN BUT THEIR OUTPUT IS JOYOUS, HUMOROUS AND A LITTLE BIT FREAKY WHICH ULTIMATELY DOES MEAN FUN.


SEAN CUMMINS PLACES BOLD GRAPHIC SHAPES ONTO PAINTERLY GROUNDS. THE WORK DISORIENTATES AND FRUSTRATES THE VIEWER INTO QUESTIONING WHAT IT IS THEY ARE LOOKING AT: PAINT SPILL, GOTHS KISSING OR ALIEN LIFE? SEAN CUMMINS WAS BORN IN 1959. HE STUDIED AT MANCHESTER POLYTECHNIC, AND GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE. RECENT EXHIBITIONS HAVE INCLUDED THE POTATO EATERS DISCOVER COLD FUSION, BONINGTON GALLERY AND THORESBY THURSDAY, ONE THORESBY STREET IN NOTTINGHAM; NO FUN, ENCLAVE, AND MARBLED REAMS, LIMONCELLO, IN LONDON; PILE, SURFACE GALLERY, NOTTINGHAM/CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, CARDIFF. PREVIOUS PROJECTS HAVE BEEN SHOWN IN USA, AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, ITALY, POLAND, SOUTH KOREA AND SOUTH AFRICA. 


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JO MITCHELL CREATES LARGE-SCALE WALL-PAINTINGS AND HANGINGS THAT INCORPORATE FRAGMENTED TEXTS AND MOTIFS TAKEN FROM UNDERGROUND SUBCULTURES. HER WORK IS A CONSTANT RECLAMATION AND RE-CONTEXTUALISATION OF THE EMOTIVE, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SEXUALIZED POWER THEY IMBUE. JO MITCHELL WAS BORN IN NORTHAMPTON IN 1965 AND LIVES AND WORKS IN LONDON. SHE STUDIED FINE ART AT CENTRAL ST MARTINS AND GRADUATED FROM GOLDSMITHS WITH HER MA IN 1999. SINCE THEN SHE HAS EXHIBITED EXTENSIVELY AT HOME AND ABROAD – WORKING FREQUENTLY IN BERLIN AND WITH SPACES IN ATHENS AND ISTANBUL. SHE HAS MADE AMBITIOUS WALL-PAINTINGS/ HANGINGS FOR EAST INTERNATIONAL 2004, ART SHEFFIELD 2005, TEMPLE GAR GALLERY, DUBLIN 2012 AND MOST RECENTLY IN NO FUN AT ENCLAVE, DEPTFORD.


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MARK PEARSON MAKES GIANT PHOTOCOPIED TAPESTRIES, CRASS PAINTINGS AND COLLAGES CONTAINING LOW GRADE IMAGERY AND EXAGGERATED PERSPECTIVAL EFFECTS SUBTITLED WITH BOMBASTIC STRAPLINES. MARK PEARSON WAS BORN IN 1966 IN WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE, UK. HE STUDIED AT CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, LONDON. EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE ‘I AM THE FLY' AT GALERIE REINHARD HAUFF, STUTTGART (SOLO) AND 'VENTRILOQUIST' AT TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY, LONDON. PEARSON’S WORK IS CONTAINED IN NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS INCLUDING THE SAATCHI COLLECTION AND THE LUDWIG FORUM, AACHEN.


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