Showing for JUST ONE WEEK
PV Saturday 11th May 6-8pm
Exhibition continues to Saturday 18th May Open Monday - Thursday 12-4pm Appointments welcome Also open Saturday 18th May 12-4pm
Mad tired. I stand at work behind the till, I crank the overflowing rubbish from my hand into the stiff swing of the bin's open mouth. Gargling on waste, brimming at full capacity, used beyond its function. I feel you babes, I feel you.
This exhibition has been organised super-quickly and is hopefully the start of a series of 'instant' shows whereby artist and exhibition space respond quickly to each other reacting to the fresh and immediate stage the work is at in order to show it at its point of resolution or indeed, near resolution.
Many thanks to Chloë Louise Lawrence and to Jacqui Hallum for their cooperation.
Chloë Louise Lawrence is currently studying MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London. Through the re-staging of domestic routines and drawing on qualities that are inherent to print such as the repetitiveness of labour and the mass production of workaday materials, Chloë has been reworking practices of hidden reproductive labour; considering the parallels that exist within the home and contemporary service industry roles, and examining how this falls into class based 'feminised work'.
Jacqui Hallum's works have recently been presented alongside an object or set of small artworks by another maker and curated by Dan Howard-Birt. The most recent of which was Berber Carpet, Jacqui Hallum at Exeter Phoenix. In 2018 Jacqui was the recipient of the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize.
Jacqui Hallum has a long making history. She knows how paint behaves in unusual conditions; she has learned how wet colour moves through the fibres and weave of different cloths. She can see the results of an action by another agency (such as the weather) and seeks to respond to it without taming it or belittling its energy and force. She aims to keep all of the factors live for as long as possible. When painting a linear motif, for example, Hallum will consistently change brush so as to ensure that new disruptions and discontinuities are introduced. (Text by Dan Howard-Birt, Berber Carpet, Jacqui Hallum 2019)