Hope Stebbing and Oliver Perry: YOUR WORLD TOMORROW
Public Preview: 21 Oct 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following the preview the exhibition will be open by appointment only.
The University Gallery is proud to present works by Hope Stebbing and Oliver Perry alongside activities by the research group NEUSCHLOSS.
Stebbing and Perry’s work looks at how language is used in the everyday, specifically in regeneration and political contexts. They explore how language can be used to fuel desire and aspiration, questioning how language can be manipulated through its typographical form and context.
In the upstairs gallery works by Northumbria graduates Stebbing and Perry include ONWARD TOGETHER AS ONE a major installation born out of a partnership between Northumbria University and Great North Run Culture. The work was shown on the day of the half marathon as a pop up installation, occupying satellite locations throughout the run's different boroughs. Brought together here for the first time, the components in the installation speak both about the circumstances of its original commission and the new direction for the exhibition spaces at Northumbria University, now under the management of the university’s Department of Arts.
Complementing the exhibition is an arrangement of activities on the ground floor by the research group NEUSCHLOSS. NEUSCHLOSS is a group of artists, writers and curators working at or with Northumbria University with specific relation to experimental exhibition or curatorial practices. Objects and interventions include works by the late artist, film maker and educator David Dye, shown recently at the Sluice Art Fair in London and due to be given its own exhibition at Gallery North at the end of November, and the new NEUSCHLOSS publication The Place of Dead Rhoades, published by IMT Press, which documents Das Träumen, an event the group organised as part of the recent retrospective of the late artist Jason Rhoades at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
More about Stebbing and Perry’s Great North Run commission HERE.
YOUR WORLD TOMORROW opens alongside October, an exhibition at Gallery North by the Warwick Stafford fellow Laurence Kavanagh.