A Plea For Tenderness

12th January – 25th February 2012

Curated by David Raymond Conroy

Sally-Ginger Brockbank 
Hal Hartley 
Andy Holden 
Sean Landers 
Paul Lewis
Lee Lozano
Jonathan Richman 
Jiří Skála
Carey Young 

I want to make a show that tries to illuminate the space that exists between sincerity and irony, or between apparent honesty and the techniques used to convey or convince people about the truth of what they are being told. I want to look at the romanticism of the direct address, the idea that presenting something with no frills is an effort to not present it at all, but to allow it to be seen. Or the sensation of seeing something that feels true precisely because it is in the most manufactured of environments.

Paul-Lewis
Paul Lewis, Late Sunlight, 2011
Coloured gel on gallery lighting
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Sean Landers, The Man Within, 1991
MP3
Lee-Lozano
Lee Lozano, General Strike Piece
p.57, issue Number 6, 0 TO9 magazine, eds. Acconci, Vito & Mayer, Bernadette, Ugly Ducking Presse, New York, 2006
28 x 21.5 cm
Andy-Holden-Tender 
Andy Holden, Tender, 2012
Multi-finish plaster and Vintage Range Homebase emulsion paint
137 x 55 x 55 cm
Andy-Holden-Tender-Detail
Andy Holden, Tender (Detail), 2012
Multi-finish plaster and Vintage Range Homebase emulsion paint
137 x 55 x 55 cm
Andy-Holden-MI!MS-Manifesto
Andy Holden, MI!MS Manifesto, 2012
Photocopy on paper
45 x 57cm
Interviews-with-Jonathan-Richman
Interviews with Jonathan Richman
Single channel video compilation of YouTube Clips
Carey-Young-Install
Carey Young, I am a Revolutionary, 2001
Single channel video
Sally-Ginger-Brockbank
Sally-Ginger Brockbank, A tendency towards coherence, 2012
Essay
Hal-Hartley,-Install-1
Hal Hartley, Theory of Achievement (Installation view), 1991
35mm transferred to DVD
Jiri-Skala
Jiří Skála, Foreign Bodies, 2011
Video with audio