Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Workplace Gallery at The Manchester Contemporary 2014: Jennifer Douglas solo presentation

Image: Jennifer Douglas Untitled (painting #3), 2014, Floor paint and carbon on canvas, 50 x 50 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK


Jennifer Douglas

Stand 315

The Manchester Contemporary


Preview 25th  September 2014

(by invitation only)

26th - 28th September 2014


Old Granada Studios
Quay Street
M60 9EA


Workplace Gallery are delighted to present a solo stand of new painting and sculpture by Jennifer Douglas at The Manchester Contemporary 2014.

As part of her recent solo exhition at Workplace Gallery Gateshead Douglas presented a single painting entitled If walls had eyes. The 60 x 42 cm painting on canvas was painted blue and repeatedly punctured with mutiple screw holes and Rawl plugs. Referencing both the Buchi and Tagli (holes and slashes) of Lucio Fontana's paintings and the romantic escape of the dusk sky this work more specifically referred to a battered old industrial breeze block wall that has been recurrently over-painted and drilled into without consideration for aesthetics or meaning. If walls had eyes prompted an entirely new body of work presented for the first time in Manchester.


Jennifer Douglas was born in 1975, in Amersham, UK. She studied at Newcastle University and Glasgow School of Art. Exhibitions include Jennifer Douglas, Workplace Gallery Gateshead, UK; Surface, The Civic, Barnsley, UK; Collecting Contemporary Art, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead; Exit Strategy, Tramway, Glasgow, UK; The Short Score, DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Durham; You Shall Know Our Velocity, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; FANTASTICA, Grundy Art Gallery & Museum, Blackpool; ROTATE, Contemporary Art Society, London; Northern Futures, The Civic, Barnsley, UK. She was the winner of 2D Salon Art Prize 2012, and Northern Futures. Jennifer Douglas lives and works in Gateshead, UK.


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