visiting home this weekend? my exhibition is open daily......
ground evolution | exhibition | home projects| curated @brenocallaghan @homemcr continues through 1st july 2018
gunn draws inspiration from the changing evolution of the city and events that take place around her. greater manchester is the focus of a modern-day renaissance. a city with a rich history as the epicentre of the industrial revolution, it is presently undergoing a significant period of flux and development. peppered with high rise residential and commercial new builds, the artist’s own studio occupies a soon to be redeveloped site on greengate.
for a focal work on level 1 in this exhibition gunn has harvested earth, concrete and stone from the st john’s @stjohnsmcr site at old granada studios where the new rem koolhaas designed factory arts building will be built. a historical site of invention and budding creativity forms the concept and idea behind new, experimental work included in this show. earth excavated from this area has been subject to a mechanical process to transform it into a dust resembling pigment. “new works included in this exhibition are a contemporary monument to the history of the materials. in no way nostalgic, they express a literal connection to the earth and a primal, human ability to regenerate, recycle and transform: a celebration of reinvention and evolution.
support in kind, with thanks to katie popperwell at @alliedlondon & mark ball at manchester international festival @mifestival @mdp_info @alustretch_uk @artgraphicsukltd & lambert civil engineering-“deliberately different”
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