FOUND

FOUND

30 January – 3 May 2015

FOUND brings together seven contemporary artists who work with found images. Transforming, cutting, embellishing and re-working visual material sourced from the internet, flea markets, magazines and discarded personal collections, the artists enter into the histories and narratives present in strangers’ images. The exhibition explores themes of loss, memory and mass cultural experience, as well as socially-constructed hierarchies concerning gender, race, religion and mass culture. Drawing attention to our relentless consumption and self-projection of visual information in a digital age, the selected works reverberate and bring into question the feeling of being suffocated and framed by representations of other people’s lives, tastes and experiences.


Floor 3

 

 

FOUND features work by Paul Chiappe, Ruth Claxton, Julie Cockburn, Ellen Gallagher, Vesna Pavlović, Erik Kessels and John Stezaker, including six new works specially commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall.

 

 

Artist Information

 

Paul Chiappe

www.paulchiappe.com      www.carslawstlukes.com

 

Ruth Claxton

www.ruthclaxton.info          www.houldsworth.co.uk

 

Julie Cockburn

www.juliecockburn.com     www.flowersgallery.com

 

Ellen Gallagher

www.hauserwirth.com

 

Erik Kessels

www.kesselskramerpublishing.com   www.kkoutlet.com

 

Vesna Pavlovic

www.vesnapavlovic.com

 

John Stezaker

www.theapproach.co.uk

 

 

 

Image credit:  Julie Cockburn, The Telepath, 2014, Hand embroidery on found photograph. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Flowers, London.