FRONT SPACE:PROPER MOUNTAINS by JOHN HANSON
BACK SPACE:EDWARD UNDERWOOD
7 Nov- Sun 30 Nov 2003
by JOHN HANSON
new work - object-sculptures, photos, collages...
An installation of mountains that take advantage of themselves in order
take a peek at each other:
of the first
to view the top
adjacent peak in order
he would try to find an
but instead of trying to climb it,
He visualised the problem as a mountain,
A photo of a graffiti 'P', drawn with defiance and restraint within the
white 'P' of a parking sign, acts as both a map and a working guide to
other pieces in the show.
An Alpen packet becomes a signpost for a framed
paper collage of the
mountain it bears... Three glasses on a draining board are set for
3-cup-and-a-ball gambling but they remain stubbornly transparent... A
bell hangs jewel-like inside a light bulb where the filament should be...
Meanwhile... the artist stares out from a poster of himself in bed with
wife. She's lost in a book, he's preoccupied with the view from his pillow
- This is no John-and-Yoko 'love-in', just a lie-in.
work - audio, video, drawings, objects...
Recent works that take a lack lustre re-editing of Hancock's Half Hour
haphazard starting point. Including synthetic pollutants, a product-pitch
for a magazine to aid in the choosing of other choice-guiding magazines
(Which What Magazine? Magazine) and the blurred generic newspaper from
background of a thousand thrillers, reassigned to the foreground.
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Hoxton Distillery is co-ordinated by John Hanson & Richard Paul, with
from Chris Tosic.
The Macbeth 70 Hoxton Street London N1