NAG NAG NAG
Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Sam Keogh, Frank Wasser
‘Our Skin is Thicker Than Yours’ (chandeliers) (Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson) made from recycled furniture and rawhide dog chews references the baroque ossuary decorations of human bone at Kutna Hora, Czech Republic and the Capuchin Chapel in Rome. In their work, Doyle and Mallinson explore the processes of cultural transformation that take place after an object has served its initial purpose – in this case the human body itself. This re-cycling of forms is a means of distilling useful agents; elements approaching redundancy are stripped down, re-formed and re-packaged. The results challenge the cleaner, more commercial concerns of some other art forms and celebrate the possibilities of extreme behaviour and belief.
‘Untitled’ (wet toilet paper), (Sam Keogh) recalls the miscreant gesture of toilet paper held under a tap and flung on the ceilings and walls of a school bathroom.
For Nag, Nag, Nag Frank Wasser has produced a series of counterpoints, ‘ELLIE: An excerpt of a screenplay (movie script and mixed media) and Promotional poster for ‘ELLIE: An excerpt of a screenplay’ (poster) that necessarily complicate and excavate his relationship with the material of his own childhood obsessions and politics, in particular film. Much of Wasser's work examines the structural properties of film and its problematic relationship to reality. His work frequently mixes fact with fiction. In this instance Wasser has produced a new screenplay based on a fictional event in the life of a fictional character from the 1993 film 'Jurassic Park'. The new screenplay takes place after the events of the film and positions itself into separate genres utilising meta plot mechanisms established and borrowed from the writing of Kurt Vonnegut, Flann O'Brien and Kathy Acker. Wasser uses a variety of forms, materials and mediums to position the work in the context of an exhibition.
Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson live and work in London and Uttoxeter. Recent solo shows include ‘The Dog’s Dinner’, Galerie Petra Nostheide-Eycke, Dusseldorf (2014) and ‘Mum Man’, Paul Stolper, London (2013). Recent group exhibitions include ‘The Hecklers’, New Art Gallery Walsall (2013), PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke and ‘London Open’, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012)
Sam Keogh is an artist living and working London. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Mop', Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (September 2013) and 'Terrestris', Project Arts Centre, Dublin (July 2012). Recent group exhibitions include 'Dukkha', Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (August 2014); 'Locomotion, STORE, London (May 2014) and 'The Line of Beauty', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (July 2013).
Frank Wasser’s recent projects include, Scene 93 Omitted (Curated by Sam Keogh and Joseph Noonan-Ganley) Opening October 17th, Xero, Kline and Coma, London, EX, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, August 2014, Art and Interpretation (Artist led study day) Tate Modern, June 2014, UNDERLINE, Occupy Limerick, Limerick, June 2014, PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS, Airspace gallery, Stoke, England, June 2014, Art and Language (Artist led study day) Tate Modern, March 2014, PENUMBRA, Tactic Cork, Cork, March 2014, An egg in the sky, publication featuring Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Jason Dunne and Frank Wasser, designed by Hato Press, London, January 2014.
NAG NAG NAG, Private View: 12 October 2014. 4-6pm. Exhibition: 13 October – 31 October 2014.
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