'Presenting the work as we find it, out sourcing, resourcing and trading up.'
The first in an ongoing series of works, Clay Arlington's "S/S 2014" sources material for making sculpture by negotiating the purchase of scrap metal from itinerant foragers working in and through the city of London, who utilise valuable scape metals as a means of off radar trade and barter. The items sourced by Arlington will depend entirely on the materials found or intercepted by the scrap metal foragers.
Solo exhibition at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
16/1/14 - 15/2/14
PV 15/1/14 6-8pm
6 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BT
Incorporating sweat, recycled paper and purchased images within his work, Brindley explores the interrelation between excess and the workplace by salvaging, and subsequently repurposing, the by-products of everyday labour.
JACK BRINDLEY, CLIVE BOWEN, JANE BUSTIN, MICHAEL CARDEW, EDWIN BEER FISHLEY, THE GRANCHESTER POTTERY, JESSICA JACKSON HUTCHINS, BERNARD LEACH, JANET LEACH, KATE NEWBY, CHRIS PRINDL, GIDEON RUBIN, NICOLA TASSIE, JESSE WINE, MIZUYO YAMASHITA
Despite a recent tendency to see ceramics and the modern British art movement as separate disciplines the two are closely interwoven. The approaches of artists working in clay such as Bernard Leach, considered the father of the British studio pottery, and Michael Cardew mirrored the Modernist ideas gaining currency in Britain in the early 1920’s in both painting and sculpture. Post war art in Britain drew upon - amongst other things - the tradition of the handmade. This is especially true in St Ives where Bernard Leach chose to set up his first pottery. Leach united the classical pottery traditions of Asia including their taste for imperfections with those of English slipware potters to define the modernist vernacular revival.
November 29th - January 18th 2014
PV 28th 6.30 - 8.30
The three artists in this exhibition have taken on the challenge to experiment with the promiscuity of one space to parallel their own different practices. In twisting perception by reversing scale and playing with inverted mediums in order to blow the myth of representation, they all have a special interest in teasing the familiar and the hierarchy of systems.
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Sales Agent Wanted Jack Brindley: CANS (London, UK)
You can call it padobe, fibrous cement, or building a house of cards. This slurry baffled back into a mixer’s blades could displace sand, lottery tickets and phone books—55 gallons of lost contacts, last chances—scurrying an R from 2 to 3. Whether materializing de-publishing, or squeezing out the soft fleshy bits of fruit, to pulp entails the extrusion of an average, the bringing about of a multiplicity from concentrate, and the desaturation of color in the act of qualitative leveling. Handmade, handheld, miniaturized (12 oz.), the best of branded output is both an airtight vessel and a sluice for two types of liquidity. CANS.
CANS is an artist project seeking a dedicated Sales Agent prepared to exceed customers' expectations and achieve the project’s sales and distribution goals. Working with a high-degree of independence onsite and remotely, the Sales Agent is granted a part-time position with a variety of shifts available.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties: • Greets or acknowledges all clients entering the project space, approaching sales location, or on the phone. • Actively prospects for new sales leads. • Develops and executes an effective selling script. Engages clients in sales-oriented conversations, sells to client, up-sells to client. Closes sales by using knowledge of product and procedures helpful to client. • Follows current cash, check, and credit procedures. • Observes schedule, maintains good attendance and punctuality. • Participates in inventory process. • Other related duties.
Experience and Skills: • Sales-oriented • Demonstrated experience working in complex environments where interaction with high-profile individuals necessitates diplomatic skill and developed negotiation abilities • Ability to learn requirements of the job, such as register functions, product information, location of merchandise. •Applicant should have a keen awareness of post-war art history including conceptual art, appropriation, institutional critique, etc.
The Sales Agent must be available to begin Thursday, 10 October, at Winter Projects, London. For additional information: http://winterprojects.net/
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Group show Jack Brindley, Joseph Buckley, Mustafa Mulusi, Beatriz Muñoz Curated by James Schofield PV 3/10/13 6-9pm 4/10/13 - 14/12/13 S1 Artspace, 120 Trafalgar Street, S1 4JT Sheffield As Part of Art Sheffield 2013
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