Joel Kyack: The Very First Day: WORKPLACE GATESHEAD

25 April - 11 July 2015

Workplace Gallery is proud to present the first UK solo exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Joel Kyack.


 For this exhibition Kyack will present a new body of sculpture and painting shown here for the first time. Joel Kyack brings together a combination of unlikely components purchased from hardware stores, health care industries and Hollywood prop-houses to create surreal, darkly humorous objects and paintings that evince a dysfunctional and chaotic social context as their origin. Kyack maintains a Dadaist anti-bourgeois position rejecting ‘taste’ and traditional aesthetic sensibilities.  He instead finds pragmatic yet subversive relationships between functional objects to achieve an outcome that relates back to the body and to the abject absurdity of the individual in relation to a disturbing and complex social world, always with the potential for violence and the grotesque.