Sunday, July 27, 2008
I Am Not A Museum
Amy Lockhart, still from Walk for Walk,2005, 16 mm film, (10 min.)
Museum London - July 26 to November 16
Organized by guest curator Corinna Ghaznavi, this exhibition examines the work of a new generation of graphic artists, contextualizing their work within national and international trends. While the works in Pulp Fiction do not necessarily contain lurid subject matter, they tend to be loose, non-linear narratives that incorporate a comic-book aesthetic and multiple references to popular culture. Strange characters float across the page or screen, seemingly disjointed small scenes are found on the same page, and text is often present. Where there is a narrative it most often takes strange twists and turns that are darkly humourous or sometimes simply wry, or simple observations on the world around us.
The exhibition of drawing, painting, video and installation features work by Marc Bell and Peter Thompson, Tasha Brotherton, Barry Doupe, Liz Garlicki, James Kirkpatrick, The Lions (Tasha Brotherton, Matthew Brown, Barry Doupe, Collin Johanson, James Whitman), Amy Lockhart, Jason McLean and Mark DeLong, Jennie O’Keefe, Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman.
Reception: Friday, September 19 at 8:00 pm