Tipping the Scales, Show.me.up @ Paradise Works
3rd - 31st March 2018
Paradise Works, Irwell House, Salford, M3 7LE
Tipping the scales is the inaugural exhibition presented by Kieran Leach and Precious Innes under the moniker Show.me.up. The curatorial duo will program a series of exhibitions, the first of which will take place in the Paradise Works Gallery.
With an emphasis on sculptural work, the exhibition features UK based artists at various stages in their careers. Throughout the show there is a sense of art imitating life, as the artists tackle notions of work, play and societal pressures. From daily routines and ingrained behaviours to social tropes and leisure pursuits, the group show concerns the perfect balancing act we all aim to achieve in life. The use of humour runs throughout, exposing coping mechanisms we use to deal with the uncertainty of an unstable existence. Elements of the works induce a sense of nostalgia, a look back to simpler times perhaps, exemplifying notions of childlike escapism. The show acts as survey of our collective consciousness, and endeavours to physically manifest our attitudes towards matters that sit upon the scales of life.
Artists: Corey Bartle-Sanderson, Alexander J Croft, Richard Hughes, Precious Innes, Kieran Leach, Sam Porritt, Sara Procter, Gwyn Williams and Alistair Woods.
Alexander J Croft, Alistair Woods, Gwyn Williams, Sam Porritt
Kieran Leach, Alistair Woods, Richard Hughes
Hyslop Office Supplies, 2017. Sara Procter
Richard Hughes, Corey Bartle-Sanderson
The grant or failure to grant such approval or the making of or failure to make such objection or any such inspection of or failure to inspect, 2018. Precious Innes
Muscle Memory, 2017. Sam Porritt
Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself, 2018. Kieran Leach
The Slacker, 2018. Richard Hughes
Do you come here often? (Cherry B), 2018. Corey Bartle-Sanderson
A Portrait of Jack Charlton, 2017. Alistair Woods
Homage to the Shelf Stacker pt.2, 2017, Alexander J Croft
Mitre, 2017. Gwyn Williams