Matt Antoniak | David Donald | Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton | James Hindle | jawbone jawbone | Max Lee | Eddy Robinson | Joe Shaw Matt Wilkinson | Louise Winter
Preview 21st October 6-8 pm.
21 October –27 October 2017
Suede Gallery is pleased to present Les Boîtes, a group show created in collaboration with Slugtown, Newcastle.
In the first part of Suede’s Reciprocal Program, this exhibition presents work from members of Slugtown, and the artists that have exhibited within the gallery.
The exhibition title draws influence from Marchel Duchamp’s famous ‘La Boîte-en-Valise’ works. The physical transportation of artwork between studio to gallery, gallery to collector, is an integral part of the exhibition process. It is often undertaken with great time, cost and effort, and frequently goes unseen.
In Les Boîtes, the idea of visibility is brought to the fore. All the works exhibited will be presented in custom-made shipping crates. This display mechanic riffs off the ultimate endpoint for so much art. Paradoxically, despite being designed to be seen, often artworks will spend much of their time in crates; stored out of sight in warehouses in tax-havens. The curatorial decision to frame the works in the crates acknowledges both this and the transportation process, but also operates as a method of display that levels the playing field, enabling the works to exist in a space without hierarchy.
Slugtown is a project space run by members of the artist collective M I L K. Set in a residential property in Newcastle upon Tyne, Slugtown provides the opportunity of solo exhibitions for emerging and early-career artists.
Photo credit: Suede Gallery.