Price describes his works as "non-specific form" in which text, sampled music, imagery and objects assume variable and interchangeable supports. Walker uses the flatbed scanner and printer to create expressively worked images in which race, class and culture are equated with branded and consumable items. Continuous Project is an art and publishing collective who works with image, text and archival documents.
Modern Art Oxford presents the first major exhibition in the UK of work by New York based artists Seth Price and Kelley Walker and the art and publishing collective Continuous Project.
Price and Walker engage in a disruption of the cultural mainstream. Price describes his works as "non-specific form" in which text, sampled music, imagery and objects assume variable and interchangeable supports. Vacuum packed bomber jackets, wrap-around sculptures and found video and film footage from archival sources or downloaded from the internet can be found within his expansive repertoire.
Walker uses the flatbed scanner and printer to create expressively worked images in which race, class and culture are equated with branded and consumable items. His recycling logos, rendered in a faux-gilt gold and silver foil operate as both image in sculpture, equally at home in a magazine page as in a gallery space, while rotating disco balls cast in solid chocolate, assume a deeply ambivalent presence hinting at viral proliferation.
Continuous Project is an art and publishing collective comprising Bettina Funcke, Wade Guyton, Joseph Logan and Seth Price. The group works with image, text and archival documents. Their project of transporting historical material into the present via facsimile has recently taken on the dimension of performance in staged re-enactments of conversations and panel discussions between artists, critics and curators.
The exhibition, presented across all of the galleries at Modern Art Oxford, includes new and recent works by Price and Walker. Continuous Project present a performance during the opening day of the exhibition and their second book which also serves as the exhibiton catalogue with essays by art historian Robert Hobbs, writer Jan Avgikos and curator Suzanne Cotter, available from June 2007.
To coincide with the exhibition, Seth Price has produced an affordable edition of his video work in the form of a montage of editioned videos to date. For orders and further information the gallery shop on 01865 813800.
SETH PRICE AND KELLEY WALKER
Artists In Conversation
Tuesday 1 May, 6.30pm
Seth Price and Kelley Walker in conversation with Suzanne Cotter.
SETH PRICE SCREENING EVENINGS
at BFI Southbank and Modern Art Oxford
Screening evenings of Seth Price's video and sampled sound works.
CONTINUOUS PROJECT #11
SATURDAY 28 APRIL, NOON TIL LATE
A performed reading of the El Paso-based trial between The Church of the New Song and the US State in 1974-1975.
In the gallery on the opening day of the exhibition.
Image: Continuous Project #8, Installation view, 2006, Exhibition at CNEAI, Chatou, France
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