‘Exhibition’ is a group show curated by CIRCA Projects, developed for and in response to Workplace Gallery, Gateshead.
Featuring works by Matthew Crawley, Henry Coombes, Tim Etchells, Keith Farquhar, Josephine Flynn, Susie Green, Mike Leggett (with Ian Breakwell and John Hilliard) and Cara Tolmie.
‘Exhibition’ carries an attitude which is interested in the conventions of the gallery situation, the infrastructure in place in the field of art, attitudes and codes which exist therein. In this sense, each artist in ‘Exhibition’ also shows self-awareness in their artwork and uses humour not only to satirise individuals and groups of people they work with but their own implicit role within this schema as an artist. Within each artist’s self-conscious position there is a further interest in the archetype – using humour but also often looking at pathos and the attempt/expectation of pathos from the artist in their role