Putting Right, 2014.
Courtesy the artist and Limoncello, London.
P.V: 30 October 2014 (7 - 9pm) 31 October – 12 December 2014
Mrs Rick’s Cupboard is pleased to invite you to the exhibition, ‘all pages beginning with clandestine’ by Sean Edwards. Edwards’ considers the former use of ‘Mrs Rick’s Cupboard’ as a storage space as a proposition for his exhibition. “I got to thinking about how the cupboard was built as a class room store cupboard. I don’t know if it was an art room, but regardless it has a relationship to that idea of the store cupboard, the place where all those new clean materials are stored. And I thought about my memories of the art store cupboard as a kid. There was this kind of aura around that cupboard, and all of the new pens, pencils and paper contained within. All that potential.” Edwards' has invited the artist and curator of Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Craig Fisher to store and display the artists ‘new materials’ within the space, which are in fact a collection of ‘in progress’ objects from his studio. What is particularly interesting here is the fact that the artist has given someone else the responsibility of choosing where and how these materials are stored. Edwards’ work investigates the sculptural potential of the everyday, often using remnants of previous activities as a starting point. In many of the works there is a sense of objects being in-progress, indeterminate and open to change. They function like propositions; the audience is invited to play a part in its creation. The completion is only ever realised in the exhibition environment which undermines the perception of the gallery as a space for fully achieved artworks closed to further development. The works always intentionally hold within themselves a sense of failure, often through the impoverished materials and techniques used. The seemingly incidental and casual nature of the work is a defining characteristic. Its origins traverse the bridge between studio and gallery and it is in this complex yet intrinsic relationship that Edwards’ practice lies. Using a cross-disciplinary approach Edwards’ practice can encompass installation, sculpture, film, artist books and photography. Sean Edwards (B. 1980, Cardiff, based Abergavenny) gained his BA Fine Art at University of Wales Institute (2003) and his MA Fine Art from Slade (2005). Recent and forthcoming solo shows include The Grundy, Blackpool (2015); Mostyn, Llandudno (2014); Chapter, Cardiff; Netwerk, Aalst (both 2013); Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (2012) Limoncello, London, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Spike Island, Bristol (all 2011); Outpost, Norwich (2010); ICA, London; Super, Paris, and Moot, Nottingham (all 2008). Recent and forthcoming international group shows include Zabludowicz Collection (2011); Galeria Marz, Lisbon and Wallspace Gallery, New York (both 2010); Lisson Gallery, London (2009); The Approach, London; Frank Elbaz and Art: Concept, both Paris; Centre, Berlin (all 2008); and Tanya Bonakdar, New York (2007). Recent publications include ‘For Lal, or Henry’, The Block, London (2012) and ‘Maelfa’ Bedford Press, London (2011). Sean is currently developing a public artwork with Future City, Cambridge and Emma Price Projects, Cardiff.
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Putting Right, 2014.
Courtesy the artist and Limoncello, London
Putting Right, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Limoncello, London.