Friday 27 March 2015
Exhibition – 28 March – 24 April 2015
Produced with Bloc Projects for its third iteration, Blind Gallery presents new work by Graeme Durant.
Blind Gallery is a peripatetic, collaborative curatorial project by James Harper and Jo Marsh. Through a series of experimental, temporary exhibitions in gallery spaces based across the UK, Blind Gallery invites artists to develop work on or around a changing installation of domestic blinds. Durant’s new work for the show playfully responds to the commission, re-interpreting what a Blind Gallery might be. While one work piece plays on blindness and vision, others bring together with intentional humour such diverse references as the tale of the three blind mice, food and the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth.
For this exhibition, Durant’s work is also responsive to the gallery’s current state of being paused at a point of change, where parts of the building differ in appearance, lighting, material and structure.
Harper&Marsh have worked together since 2013. The first two Blind Gallery exhibitions were shown at Undegun, Wrexham, 2014, and featured new work by Mike Jones and Harper & Marsh respectively. Their other projects include I Know You; You Can Come With Me, and …and other cautionary tales, which was shown as part of BamBamBam at The Royal Standard, Liverpool, earlier this year. James Harper studied curating at Chelsea College of Arts and Jo Marsh studied Fine Art at the University of Chester.
Photographs: Julian Lister.