“Circuit”: James Hutchinson exhibition at Unit 24

“Circuit”: James Hutchinson exhibition at Unit 24

Postby Ania » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:25 pm

James Hutchinson exhibition at Unit 24

Taking Art to the Drycleaners, just five minutes from Tate Modern
PV 18.00-21.30, 20th April 2011
April 21 - May 26
Opening Times:
Mon - Wed: 8:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri: 8:00 - 18:30
Unit 24 gallery
http://www.unit24.info24 Great Guildford Street (behind Tate Modern)
SE1 0ED London (Nearest Tube: London Bridge, Southwark)
Admission Free

Circuit, James Hutchinson’s new exhibition at UNIT 24 , is the result of an all
encompassing obsession with drawing and its application to painting,
sculpture, digital print and performance. Taking inspiration from the
ambulant JMW Turner, Hutchinson uses mobile technology to facilitate
drawing on the move. Anywhere can be his studio though predominantly the
digital work takes place on the metro traveling between Newcastle and
Hutchinson takes the view that inspiration can strike in the most banal of
places, so having a mobile handy allows him to realize an image before it
While embracing mobile digital media, Hutchinson’s work is transmogrified
into traditional media, both in his studio and virtually within cutting edge
computer technology. His work begins from a simple starting point; the
pixel, the line, the cube, a text or found object, and undergoes various
Using a leather sofa cover for the performance 'Klippen Man', Hutchinson
recreated a seminal Joseph Beuys performance, Coyote (without the
Coyote), and dissected the leather cover to use as a surface to paint images
onto. It was inspired both by art history and personal 'Handy' drawings for
which Hutchinson draws upon a bank of images from magazines, films and
art, comic strips and children’s television. It is a process which can be seen
as both primeval and alchemical. The outcomes, are presented at Unit24 : a
selection of recent paintings, digital prints, animations and sculptures.
James Hutchinson has exhibited extensively both nationally and
internationally. He was born in London in1968, and graduated from Chelsea
College of Art and Design with a degree in painting in 1990 and in fine art
printmaking from The Royal College of Art in 1998. He now lives in Newcastle
upon Tyne and is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Sunderland University.

ABOUT Unit 24 gallery

Unit 24 is both a hyper-modern, completely minimalist space, just three
minutes from the great Tate, and a functional dry cleaning business. You can
go there to collect your spotless cleaning but in fact this is an art gallery of
deliciously ironic and serious intent. The spacious white cubes of its interior
are host to an amazing array of contemporary art, a million miles away from
being an elitist institution. Unit 24 is open to a wide group of viewers; it
communicates to the modern urban citizen of the futurist cityscape around
Tate modern that art can’t be avoided any more than any of our other
essential needs – dry cleaning included.
For press images or more information:
Ania Cerelczak ania@unit24.info 00 44 7749 374 495
Kasia Morawska kasia@unit24.info 001 323 230 3177
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