Jessica Harby’s Shield for In.Case 6 is a meditation on masculinity and power in the medium of wax.
This work grew from Harby’s residency at Cambridge Artworks, where she spent two weeks in October 2017 creating art on issues of family and home using her own family history as starting point. While devised as a break from the artist’s intensely political year-long work The Thing or The Oh Noeux Tapestry, the experience only served to highlight how the personal and political are inextricable.
Both delicate and unyielding, the tiles are an impression of the substantial belt buckle once belonging to the artist’s grandfather, who was a Chicago Police Sergeant investigated in the 1970s as part of a ring of police shaking down motorists for payoffs. While eventually granted immunity from prosecution by the state, he was indicted, along with two fellow policemen, for perjury by a grand jury for lying about his involvement in the controversy.
InCase.6 Shield by Jessica Harby is going to be shown alongside Cocksure by Rachael House opening Thursday May 10th 2018 6-9pm
InCase.5 SMASHING TIME curated by Sophie Cero, with Julia Maddison. Pocket Hospital, printed vinyl, felt, battery operated lamp, iPhone, speaker, cloth, pins. 2018
Pocket Hospital, Julia Maddison 2018 - supplied by Julia Maddison with thanks.
The sounds, laminations and objects that Sophie Cero has selected work together towards creating a narrative that is never completely defined. Instead it remains a potential element that is suspended in a continually repeating loop of audio. The audio begins as a feint and careful exploitative tapping which builds towards a loud and brutal shattering-glass blast. This is followed by a finalizing silence which serves to halt any further progression of story. As the brief moment of inconsequential but consentrated shock and desolation passes, the audio starts again, condemning the barely suggested narrative to accompany it into an ever-repeating future.
14-28th February 2018 Thursday - Sunday 12-4pm or by appointment
InCase.4 ‘Heavier than a death in the family’.
This show brings together the work of two photographers who, on the surface, have very differing practices, William Bunce and Petr Strouhal.
William Bunce’s work is rooted in still life, spanning editorial, advertising and fine art. He often collaborates with set designers, sculptors, and other artists, to encourage visually unique and serendipitous images.
For InCase the work that was selected from Bunce forms part of his personal portfolio ‘Metamorphosis’.
Petr Strouhal is a photographer who currently combines a large format analogue film camera with scanning technology. Owing to the slow nature of this process Strouhal is able to manipulate and edit the image as it is being recorded. What emerges is a distorted, deformed world often sinister and sometimes humorous.
Private view is Saturday 18th November 2017. 6 - 9pm.
The exhibition runs from Thursday 16th November to Sunday 3rd December 2017. Intercession Gallery First Floor, The Tower 54 Kingswell Street Northampton NN1 1PR
‘Heavier than a death in the family’ is curated by Luke Harby.
Image: Francesca Anfossi
InCase.3 After the Party
Hannah Lees, Harmony Korine, Daniel Spoerri, The Grantchester Pottery, Dermot O'Brien, Emma Underhill, Francesca Anfossi
curated by Dan Howard-Birt & Francesca Anfossi
We all came together, choosing advantageously positioned chairs. We poured wine into each other's glasses. We fed ourselves from the plates placed before us, until we were satisfied. We (some of us) laughed; we chewed over ideas which had by turns carefully and recklessly been wrapped up in questions; we feigned empathetic responses and resisted the temptation to goad those of us known to hold fragile, entrenched opinions. And we poured new wine. Dessert came and went. And then we drank coffee. One of us took a fresh mint tea (oh, coffee's not good for me at this hour...). Two or three of us forewent coffee and opened some more wine. Our heads were light. We liked each other a little more. There was talk of the next time, and of tube trains. Some of us left and some of us stayed. You came back from the kitchen with another bottle of wine. We laughed.
Showing alongside 'The Kiss or Poison Boyfriend or Jesus' Blood
Opening 12th October 6pm - 9pm
Intercession opening times:
13-28 OCT 2017 Thur-Sun 12-4pm or by appointment PV 12 OCT 6-9PM