Friday, November 20, 2009

Marcus Coates: "Marcus Coates" Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, UK

Marcus Coates

21ST NOVEMBER 2009 - 30TH JANUARY 2010

NEWLYN Art Gallery
New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ

A playful echo of Darwin's 'The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals', Marcus Coates' new work continues the artists' fascination with the unexpected kinships that exsist across human, animal and material worlds. Following Darwin's own curiosity and insights into the interconnectedness of species, 'Follow The Voice' establishes striking parallels between a range of familiar man-made sounds in Darwin's birth place Shrewsbury (including a supermarket checkout, police siren and school playground) and an equally evocotive chorus of animal cries and bird calls.
This exhibition will include other works by Coates.

'Follow The Voice' is co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella with Shropshire Museums Services and funded by Arts Council England.

Artists Talk with Marcus Coates
Newlyn Art Gallery, FREE
Thursday 26th November at 7pm
Marcus will talk about his work and this exhibition

Marcus Coates
"Follow The Voice" 2009 (detail)
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery