On the occasion of the duo show “SMUT” by British artists Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick at VITRINE Basel, which opens on Tuesday 12 June to coincide with Art Basel 2018, we asked the curator Alys Williams (VITRINE Founding Director and SMUT Curator) and artists to have a conversation to learn more about the exhibition, the artist’s practice and their interest in the Wallace Collection, London, where they have both taken inspiration. Read more here.
“The Wallace Collection is housed in the 18th-century Hertford House in a square north of Oxford Street in London. It is a sumptuous setting for a superb collection with emphases on 18th century French painting, furniture, porcelain and more. Contrast that with Vitrine’s Basel location: an angular, contemporary glazed space tucked under a road bridge next to a train station, tram stop and supermarket. British artists Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick, both graduates of the Royal College of Art, bring a flavour of the historic London collection to this Basel location with works in sculpture, painting and sound that revisit the exuberance and excess of the French depictions of love and sensual encounters. Embraces and gestures are examined and recreated with keen interest in their standard vocabulary and how this might be altered or emphasised, reviewing gender and class distinctions in contemporary form. “
We are delighted SMUT is featured in Frieze Best Shows in Basel guide! Read more here.
‘SMUT’ is a two-person exhibition of emerging British artists Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick, whose practices explore a shared interest in gender, high and low cultural histories, and the relevance of the figure in image-making. Opening during Art Basel at Vitrine gallery Basel.”
Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick featured in FAD Magazine. Read more here.
Jamie Fitzpatrick’s work will be presented in the group exhibition ‘Failure’ at Lítost Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, opening on 23 March 2018. Read more here.
Jamie Fitzpatrick is exhibiting in a group exhibition titled ‘Hope is Strong’, alongside artists including Ai Weiwei and Jeremy Deller, at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Museums until 10 June 2018. Read more here.
Jamie Fitzpatrick is exhibited in the group exhibition ‘Th-th-th-that’s all folks!’ at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester from 16 February – 25 June 2018. Read more here.
Jamie Fitzpatrick’s group exhibition at The Concept Space in London, UK, will open on 19 January 2018 (Preview 18 January 2018). More information here.
Interview with Jamie Fitzpatrick in Artuner about Grim Tales, Cassina Projects in New York.
‘How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It’, has a small head with a tongue sticking out, at the back. And then the tongue wiggles. And it licks, I think, the leg. What I really like is that you have these things that sit in the room, and everyone comes round to the front because that’s where all the effort is, People are looking and they hear this tap tap tap and everyone runs around the back. It takes just enough time to be heard and noticed, but when they get there, nothing’s happening. I like the power shift you get.’
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