About the edition
This limited edition was developed in DCA Print Studio as part of the exhibition Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness. The fourth in Hayward Gallery Touring's Curatorial Open exhibitions, this major group project has been curated by artist John Walter working in partnership with DCA, the MAC, Belfast, and Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre.
True to the collaborative spirit of this exhibition, this deliberately jarring and flamboyant print was developed by artist and curator John Walter together with participating artist Benedict Drew during preparations for Shonky at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Tracing a line between alluring and ugly, decorative and ostentatious this print is a humorous nod to historic perspectives on ‘otherness’.
|Media||Screenprint on Botanical Watercolour HP paper (300gsm)|
|Dimensions||45 x 34.5cm (image 41 x 30.5cm)|
|Signature||Signed and numbered by both artists on recto|
About John Walter
John Walter lives and works in London. He is an artist and academic working across a diverse range of media that includes painting, video and installation. His work is held by a number of public collections including The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Recent exhibitions include The Zany Capsid (Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham 2017); Essex Road III (Tintype Gallery, London 2016); Alien Sex Club (Ambika P3 London 2015); Courtship Disorder (White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London 2015); and Turn My Oyster Up (Whitstable Biennale 2014).
About Benedict Drew
Benedict Drew is a British artist whose immersive installations incorporate video, projections, sound, animation, sculptural elements, painted walls and often performance. Recent solo projects include The Trickle-Down Syndrome (Whitechapel Gallery, London 2017); Centre for Contemporary Art (Derry, 2016); Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, 2016) and Art on the Underground (London, 2015) and group exhibition at British Art Show 8 (Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton, 2015-2016); Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 2015), Jerwood Space (London, 2015); and Baltic 39 (Newcastle, 2014).
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