Featuring a teletext installation by the TeletextRtists:
Carl Attrill (Carlos)
Dan Farrimond (Illarterate)
Steve Horsley (Horsenburger)
Andy Jenkinson (Andyuglifruit)
Paul Rose (Mr Biffo)
Exhibiting work by over twenty local and international artists from as far as the USA and Taiwan, Glitch: The Aesthetics of Failure presents an eclectic and colourful array of responses to the concept of the ‘glitch’. With a focus upon our everyday connections with technology, curator and exhibiting artist Chel Logan considers how a technological glitch can be compared to how we as humans might ourselves “glitch”, asking: when we fail, do we glitch?
The exhibition includes works in almost any medium imaginable, and amongst others, includes; retro teletext pages said to have been “chewed by invisible gremlins”, a “microcollection” of almost invisible art fragments presented on lab slides to view under a microscope, paintings of pixelated digital photographs which explore the meeting of the digital and the analogue, and vibrant photographic and video works which embrace and celebrate TV glitches and human mistake.
Talking about his inspiration for the exhibition, Logan explains: “I guess you could say that my whole role as an artist changed once I had come out of the prescribed way of doing things…the act of doing without really knowing the result, it has an energy to it…a vitality…this is where I came up with the idea of Glitch…the human reaction to failure and its potential for growth.”
Logan is currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Arts and before that achieved a First Class degree in Fine Art Painting from St Helens College. He has exhibited in and curated exhibitions nationally and internationally, most recently at the anti-art Susak Expo in Croatia, and Art Helix gallery in Brooklyn, New York. He was also named by The Double Negative as one of the North West’s top fine art graduates in 2015.
Join us to celebrate this exhibition in an intimate closing party on Friday 28th April. All welcome. Free entry.