7 September 2017
Celebrate Castlefield Gallery’s latest exhibition, Launch Pad: CURIO CURIA, with the artists at ‘This is Not a Preview’ this coming Thursday evening.
Launch Pads are short exhibitions or performances that punctuate Castlefield Gallery’s main curated programme providing emerging artists, writers and independent curators with the opportunity to use the gallery as a test bed for the production, display and consumption of contemporary art.
For their Autumn 2017 Launch Pad, Castlefield Gallery presents CURIO CURIA, a collaboration between CG Associate member and multi-disciplinary artist Marie Jones (aka Kochi Kochi), and New York City born, Manchester-based artist Stina Puotinen.
Jones and Puotinen will use this Launch Pad as an opportunity to collaborate on a durational, evolving, and experiential sculptural installation, using Castlefield Gallery as their place of meeting and making from 1-10 September 2017.
CURIO CURIA will focus on where the artists’ individual practices connect through object and image making, allowing this collaborative process to be public as the work evolves. The pair will combine their collective experience manipulating found objects including sometimes foodstuffs, to create sculptural elements that play with distortion of scale, material, veracity and humour. Elements of the work will be added to, elaborated upon, moved and removed over the course of the exhibition. The installation will be, by turns, a gathering point for conversation, play, experimentation, work, and spontaneous collaboration amongst themselves and others.
The public are invited to contribute their own photographs to the exhibition via Instagram #curiocuria