FOUND brings together seven contemporary artists who work with found images to explore themes of loss, memory and mass cultural experience.
By 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.
Drawing attention to our relentless consumption and self-projection of visual information in a digital age, the selected works by Paul Chiappe, Ruth Claxton, Julie Cockburn, Ellen Gallagher, Vesna Pavlović, Erik Kessels and John Stezaker reverberate and bring into question the feeling of being suffocated and framed by representations of other people’s lives, tastes and experiences.
The exhibition will include six new works specially commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall.
To celebrate Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday (8 January), we have four Zippo Windproof Lighters that feature the King of rock and roll.
The partnership with Elvis Presley (to use his likeness on lighters) was in fact the very first artist collaboration Zippo embarked on and the brand has since gone on to see designs featuring the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Marley. Continue reading
Welcome to the all new edition of Area Culture Guide with a special focus on this year’s New Art West Midlands.
It is PACKED with culture, exhibitions, interviews and listing for upcoming events around the West Mids.
They’ll be on the streets from Monday and also available extensively at:
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Herbert Museum and Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Museum and Area Gallery
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
In the meantime you can read the digital edition here.