The Manchester Contemporary 2016

22 September 2016 - 25 September 2016

VITRINE will present a two person booth of Jamie Fitzpatrick and Clare Kenny at The Manchester Contemporary 2016 exploring sculpture and more specifically ‘casting’ in each artist’s forms of production.

Jamie Fitzpatrick’s practice deals with the rhetoric of image making, the relevance of the figure and how objects and totemic gestures such as flags, statues or plinths are used within the work to impose forms of power and control. The works are built from fragments of cast statues, foam and coloured wax and imply some transgressive act.

Clare Kenny works with a variety of materials – such as found objects, building materials, plaster, ceramic, fabric, glass, neon, plexi and spraypaint – yet her work almost always originates in photography, sometimes simply the idea of the photograph. Casting takes a central role in the process as she explores reality and representation in her use of these materials.

 

‘Fair Cities: Manchester’
Saturday 24th September, 2pm – 5pm.
Talks Theatre at The Manchester Contemporary

VITRINE Founding Director Alys Williams will also be on the panel discussion ‘Fair Cities: Manchester’ on Saturday 24th September alongside Liv Vaisberg (Co-director of Independent, Brussels, Co-founder of Poppositions and an independent curator); Leila Alexander (Sales Executive at White Cube and Director of the Leila Alexander Art Consultancy) and chaired by Lindsay Taylor (Art Curator for The University of Salford and Chair of CVAN NW – the Contemporary Visual Art Network).

www.themanchestercontemporary.co.uk

Old Granada Studios St. Johns
Quay House
Manchester, M3 4PR, UK

Jamie Fitzpatrick and Clare Kenny, The Manchester Contemporary 2016, Booth 317. Photographer Harry Meadley.

Jamie Fitzpatrick and Clare Kenny, The Manchester Contemporary 2016, Booth 317. Photographer Harry Meadley.

Clare Kenny and Jamie Fitzpatrick, The Manchester Contemporary 2016, Booth 317. Photographer: Harry Meadley.

Jamie Fitzpatrick and Clare Kenny, The Manchester Contemporary 2016, Booth 317. Photographer Harry Meadley.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 1) and Untitled (Bust 2), 2016. Photographer Harry Meadley.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 6) and Untitled (Bust 8), 2016. Photographer Harry Meadley.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 1), Untitled (Bust 2), Untitled (Bust 6) and Untitled (Bust 8), 2016. Photographer Harry Meadley.

Clare Kenny, Pot calling the kettle pink, 2015

Clare Kenny, Pot calling the kettle black, 2015. Ceramic, pigment, 43 x 34.

Clare Kenny, Pot calling the kettle black, 2015. Ceramic, pigment, 43 x 34.

Clare Kenny, False Comfort 2, 2016.

Clare Kenny, False Comfort 3, 2016.

Clare Kenny, False Comfort 4, 2016.