Ideas in things

Dean Hughes (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


This output is a curated exhibition which extends my research into the locale of creative endevour. This particular output focussed upon artists motivations relative to matter.

David Blackaller
Juan Cruz
Alan Currall
Siân Robinson Davies
curated by Dean Hughes
Private view: Thursday 26 June 2014, 6:30
–8:30 pm
Exhibition dates: 27 June –26 July 2014

"Now I am not what I was when the word was forming to say what I am."
William Carlos Williams, The Great American Novel

'Ideas in things' presents an equal sense of wonder between both ‘things’ and ‘language’. The artists included in the exhibition are collected here for their resonance in how each charts the movement of the making of an artwork from a natural to an artificial phenomenon. This transition presents a classic artistic or, more commonly associated, poetic problem of the desire to evoke uniquely personal experience through a public medium. The drive to force the conventions of a
language to express the private nature of experience is the bedrock of creative work. In working with quotidian objects the dilemma that presents itself is that in choosing to talk about ordinary matter is to risk falsifying-yet equally and at the same time to remain silent or speechless is to risk creative annihilation

The exhibition was reviewed in Frieze September 2014 by Chris Fite-Wassilak
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIdeas in things - Maria Stenfors Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 201426 Jul 2014


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