For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who have considered the the display of objects within their work: Suzanne Mooney, Michael Walls, Iain Hales, Neil Hillier and Juliet MacDonald.
Display Systems, 2010
Changing Rooms, 2018
This series of photographs were shot inside the supermarket changing rooms. The process for each of the individual photographs was the same, starting by getting a piece of raw meat, colored towel, and a pair of shoes to then go into the changing rooms, use the basket as the studio table, cover with the tower and arrange the products on-top. I have been using the supermarket for the creation of my work. I used the changing rooms as a ready-made photography studio, with the lights, mirrors already in place, I used objects that were site-specific with the changing room, assemble and photograph to a professional photographers agenda. The series opens the discussion of making images within a mundane location, using a conventional space to change the context of objects.
Euclidean Display Unit, 2013
Plywood, MDF, rubber floor tiles, fluted rubber matting, grey-board, Newplast modelling clay, expanded polystyrene, quadraxial fibreglass, Jesmonite, pigmented concrete, ceramic tiles, coloured grout, mirror, wire, casting plaster, pigmented chalk gesso, animal horn paperknife.
Entomology of the Miner, 2002
The Correct Pose for Inhalation, 2016
Installation consisting of two images from J. P. Müller’s My Army and Navy System of Free Standing Exercises, c. 1914, showing the ‘correct poses’ for inhalation and exhalation, and pieces of ferrous metal found at the site of National Ordnance Factory at Newlay, Leeds. Installation also includes a copy of Müller’s book and the drawing Lost Footing based on his illustrations of exercises.
Published 13 November 2020