Home » EVENTS » Currently Reading:

Great group show opening tonight Thursday 7th March Misuse: Creating Alternatives at The Cass Bank Gallery

March 7, 2013 EVENTS No Comments

20130307 142252 Great group show opening tonight Thursday 7th March Misuse: Creating Alternatives at The Cass Bank Gallery
Popular Problems Barry Sykes

20130307 142117 Great group show opening tonight Thursday 7th March Misuse: Creating Alternatives at The Cass Bank Gallery
Office Tower Wayne Chisnall

8th – 22nd March 2013 The Cass Bank Gallery London Metropolitan University 59 – 63 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7PF

We live our lives in the middle of things” Sherry Turkle 2007

Alice Anderson, Kyle Bean, Wayne Chisnall, Blue Curry, Nancy Fouts, Nick Gentry, Darren Harvey-Regan, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Guy Laramee, Elisabeth Lecourt, Hannah Lee, Barry Sykes.

MA Curating the Contemporary at London Metropolitan University in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery present their first exhibition: Misuse: Creating Alternatives.

This exhibition explores the extent to which objects have an impact on our lives, leaving a malleable impression, allowing our imagination to engage in a debate, questioning purpose and the possibility of reinvention. Each featured artist uses objects to manipulate, appropriate or fetishize objects by creating new sculpture, installation or simply an object with an unexpected twist.

Themes of identity, memory and of play are the found in the work of Guy Laramee, Nancy Fouts, Kaarina Kaikkonen and Elisabeth Lecourt, who expresses vulnerability through old maps fashioned into paper dresses. Whereas others like, Barry Sykes, Kyle Bean, Alice Anderson and Nick Gentry alter meanings by transforming the ‘everyday object’. Blue Curry’s cement mixer for example is not for cement, but sun cream. Darren Harvey- Regan’s photography-based practice also uses objects but instead the focus is on the photograph as an object in its own right. Finally Wayne Chisnall’s sculptures have been reworked to adapt to the unusual ‘Bank’ galley space.

The artworks connect with the audience through a mixture of familiarity and uncertainty. Whilst the original meanings of most objects are innocuous, when transformed into ‘art objects’ they become something else entirely.

Curated by: Abigail Shamah, Elisabetta Rabajoli, Myrto Katsimicha, Natalie Craven, Nina Borel, Phoebe Bradford, Cristina Ramos, Anne Sellers.

www.thecass.com

PinExt Great group show opening tonight Thursday 7th March Misuse: Creating Alternatives at The Cass Bank Gallery

FAD NEWS

NEWS: Ralph Lauren can tell you if you’re about to have a cardiac arrest

September 2, 2014

NEWS: Ralph Lauren can tell you if you’re about to have a cardiac arrest

The US Open marks the debut of the Polo Tech “smartshirt,”

ART NEWS: Renowned Artist Olafur Eliasson Launches Online Artwork which doubles as Archive

September 1, 2014

ART NEWS: Renowned Artist Olafur Eliasson Launches Online Artwork which doubles as Archive

Renowned artist Olafur Eliasson has relaunched his homepage, along with an innovative new web-based artwork entitled Your uncertain archive.

ART NEWS: Sam Taylor-Johnson’s home raided over ART Project !

September 1, 2014

ART NEWS: Sam Taylor-Johnson’s home raided over ART Project !

Police raided the home of artist and Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house.

ART NEWS: Read a great interview with Gilbert & George

August 31, 2014

ART NEWS: Read a great interview with Gilbert & George

Artists Gilbert and George where interviewed in the Wall Street Journal last week, discussing their most recent exhibition at White Cube,

ART NEWS: NEW Participatory, Interactive Art App “Somebody” from Miranda July + Miu Miu

August 31, 2014

ART NEWS: NEW Participatory, Interactive Art App “Somebody”  from Miranda July + Miu Miu

Texting is tacky. Calling is awkward. Email is old. Next time try Somebody — an app created by Miranda July with support from Miu Miu.

WATCH : As artist Dustin Yellin re-imagines Vogue.com’s Logo.

August 27, 2014

WATCH : As artist Dustin Yellin re-imagines Vogue.com’s Logo.

For today’s relaunch of Vogue.com, Vogue have reached out to some of their favourite artists asking them to re-imagine their logo.

ART NEWS: @BlueandJoy create art installation @Fendi Store

August 27, 2014

ART NEWS: @BlueandJoy create art installation @Fendi Store

Italian fashion house Fendi is launching a paper plane-themed window display in its stores worldwide.

FAD DAILY

FAD DAILY

To receive daily news on Art Openings, Art Opportunities, Competitions and much more just give us your email below - Its that EASY

ADVERTISING