February 06 2013//
I’m really looking forward to my large digital print The Bigger Picture being included in the forthcoming 2013 touring exhibition This ‘Me’ of Mine. The artist and curator Jane Boyer, who is based in France interestingly selected most of the exhibited works online via social media sites such as Twitter. It will be really interesting to exhibit with such a diverse range of artists working in contrasting media.
This ‘Me’ of Mine, a touring contemporary art exhibition which looks at self in relation to context, opens March 14, 2013 at APT Gallery in Deptford. It will present issues of socialization and the influence of social groups, our connection to objects as a means to express emotion and to hold memories, the passage of time and limitations imposed by circumstance, and finally the effects of living in a digital age. This ‘Me’ of Mine showcases work by: Aly Helyer, Edd Pearman, Darren Nixon, Hayley Harrison, Melanie Titmuss, Annabel Dover, Kate Murdoch, David Minton, Anthony Boswell, David Riley, Sandra Crisp, Sarah Hervey, Shireen Qureshi, Cathy Lomax, and Jane Boyer. Boyer is also the curator for the project, her first solo project as curator.
The exhibition will travel to four venues: APT Gallery, Strange Cargo|Georges House Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and The Art School Gallery at Ipswich Museum. A symposium discussing the effects of social media on identity and our connection to objects as mediators of emotion will conclude the exhibition tour at Ipswich Museum in the Fall of 2013. Members on the panel include: Dr David Jones, head of Visual Culture studies at the University of Exeter; Annabel Dover, exhibiting artist and PhD candidate at Wimbledon College of Art; Dr Aiden Gregg, psychologist, lecturer and member of the Centre for Research on Self & Identity at the University of Southampton, and Dr Emma Bond, sociologist and senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk.
A companion book including interviews with the artists, essays by symposium panellists and other writers will also be published in conjunction with the project.