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Recording Time

Tue – Fri, 10.30am – 5pm; Sat, 11am – 4pm

Preview 18 April, 5 – 7.30pm

Gallagher & Turner

A group exhibition exploring music, heritage and duration with artists Catherine Bertola, Jane Bown, Anna Chapman Parker, Rachael Clewlow, Alan Hathaway, and Nick Kennedy.

Catherine Bertola’s work explores unseen traces and lives found in buildings, highlighting their decay whilst also preserving them. As part of this exhibition, she presents a new series of drawings that use collected dust to recreate wallpaper patterns found in a current house renovation, alongside work from her series Fixed Transience, exploring the preserving qualities of salt on historic postcards from Temple Newsam House, Leeds.

Nick Kennedy’s work also explores where chance and intentionality meet. Two kinetic sculptures from his series Endless Dance perform 12-hour sequences recording time throughout the exhibition. Anna Chapman Parker’s work similarly draws us in to a state of mindful watching, and a sensitivity to detail. Her drawings ask what happens when we are bored — and how might we document and relay this first-hand experience?

From stopping to going, Rachael Clewlow’s intricate paintings document journeys. Her annotated notebooks and photographs create personal codes for her individualised mapping of space. Clewlow works in incredible detail and her images vibrate with vivid colour, evoking the likes of Bridget Riley and the Op Art movement at the same time as capturing a kaleidoscopic memory of a place. Alan Hathaway’s work, meanwhile, draws us onto the other side of the pun ‘Recording Time’. His screen-prints and risographs draw on archival BBC film footage documenting performances by David Bowie to explore how images and memories change as they are passed from one medium to another. Alongside these works are a rare set of colour photographs taken of The Beatles by renowned photographer Jane Bown (1925 – 2014) in 1967.

Lastly, in conjunction with Record Store Day, curator Matthew Hearn will be resurrecting a second spin of ‘Beyond the Goldmine Standard’, a collection of affordable 12” Vinyl Records reworked by 20 local artists, raising money for Maggie’s Cancer Care.

 

 

 

 

 

Selected works

Alan Hathaway, 'forever and just for one day (Apollo venue sign)', 2022. Edition of 25.

Alan Hathaway, 'Transmission (Print of Bowie on Top of The Pops)', 2022. Screenprint, edition of 25.

Catherine Bertola, 'Fixed Transience (The Chapel),' 2021. Vintage postcard, refined table salt, clear nail varnish. 90 x 150mm unframed; 310 x 360 x 50mm framed

Catherine Bertola, 'Fixed Transience (With love Sylvia),' 2021. Vintage postcard, refined table salt, clear nail varnish. 90 x150mm unframed; 310 x 360 x 50mm framed.

Catherine Bertola, 'Old Ghosts (Bamboo shadows)', 2023. Dust and pencil on A3 watercolour paper. 420 x 297mm unframed. Edition of 20.

Nick Kennedy, 'Endless Dance I', 2022. Mixed media (Brass, silver, black gesso, birch plywood, varnish, adhesives, various electrical components, screws, rubber, foam). 40cm w x 40cm l x 90cm h (including crate).

Nick Kennedy, 'Endless Dance II', 2022. Mixed media (Brass, silver, gesso, birch plywood, varnish, adhesives, various electrical components, screws, rubber, foam). 40cm w x 40cm l x 90cm h (including crate).

Rachael Clewlow, 'Colour Register #1', 2021. Acrylic and Silver point on board, 120cm diameter.

Rachael Clewlow, 'Colour Register #4', 2021. Acrylic and Silver point on board, 30cm diameter.

Rachael Clewlow, 'Longitudinal Geometry, 129.53 Miles Walked, Newcastle (Key)', 2016. Acrylic and Silver point on board, 90cm x 122cm.

Rachael Clewlow, 'Sky, Land, Sky', 2023. Acrylic and silver point on board, 19cm x 22cm.