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.
I went to the private view on Friday – it was a really fascinating exhibition. Wrote a review here! – http://ameliacarruthers.com/2015/01/30/found-new-art-gallery-walsall/