Mike Pratt and Miles Thurlow: "Jesmonite on Paper" Malgras Naudet, Manchester, UK
Top: Mike Pratt 'Some Hole' 2012, Enamel and Sericol on Canvas, 230 x 160cm, Courtesy the artist and Workplace Gallery. Bottom: Miles Thurlow 'All things are equal, constant and turning (Mystic Ring)' 2012, Epoxy Resin, 120 x 60 x 60cm, Courtesy the artist and Workplace Gallery
Jesmonite on Paper
Jesmonite on Paper brings together seven artists with a shared interest in constructing images and objects through the build-up of materials and surfaces. The exhibition explores a re-emergence of non-objectivity amongst a new generation of artists. The works develop from and engage in their own materiality as stuff is manipulated in to things. The things are constructed through kinaesthetic processes, trial and error and experimentation, and the human qualities (mistakes, slippages, imperfections and unexpected results) become integral both to the form of the work and the viewer's reading of it.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.