I do nothing but think of you
20 November 2013 – 31 January 2014
Private View: 24 January 2014, 5-7pm
The Oriel Sycharth Gallery is delighted to announce I do nothing but think of you, a multifaceted three-month project presented by Glyndŵr University alumnus Kevin Hunt, an artist and curator based in Liverpool.
From November 2013 until January 2014 Kevin will use the gallery as a temporary studio, a platform for discussion and a space for thinking, making and collaborating. Working in tandem with current Glyndŵr University students alongside other invited artists, writers and curators, the exhibition will continue to develop as it is inhabited by the artist and an on-going conglomerative scramble of objects and theory generated along the way.
Punctuated by a growing lexicon of research imagery, part-made works and an accumulation of real and virtual activity, a final event on Friday 24 January 2014 will launch a publication and subsequent week long presentation of new work directly in the space in which it was formed.
See how the exhibition is developing in our online gallery.
Kevin will be based in the Gallery two days a week, and members of the public are welcome to drop in, see the work in action and discuss the project with Kevin himself.
Kevin will be available in the Gallery on the following dates:
November – Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28
December – Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12, Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19
January – Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8, Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15
Based at Liverpool's The Royal Standard where he was previously a director of the organisation between 2007 and 2011, Kevin constructs sculpture utilising the found and redundant, reconfiguring the detritus that surrounds us into linear and increasingly minimal structures that come to balance or are propped precariously. His recent preoccupation with both handling and moving things around has come to manifest itself in an on-going series of works and projects that reveal an innate complexity within the simplest of actions, gestures and forms, exposing an inherent beauty in the unnoticed, whilst playfully tampering with the poetics of the found form.
Since graduating from Glyndŵr University’s North Wales School of Art and Design, Kevin has exhibited widely across the UK and abroad, concurrently working on a number of curatorial projects alongside his practice as an artist, including co-founding CAVE, Liverpool's inaugural contemporary art fair presented during the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2012 and easy does it, a three part evolving exhibition touring key artist-led spaces across the UK throughout 2013. Kevin was shortlisted for the 2013 Liverpool Art Prize.
Recent exhibitions include: Ceri Hand Gallery Summer Fete, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, 2013; Here Be Monsters, The Florence Trust, London, 2013; Luscious Liquid of Equilibrium, Campbell Works, London, 2013; A3 Works, A3 Project Space, Birmingham, 2013; Beautiful Things, Next Door Projects, Albert Dock, Liverpool, 2013, Liverpool Art Prize 2013; Albert Dock, Liverpool, 2013; 30 KILOS OF COCAIN USED TO DRAW THE LINES OF A FOOTBALL FIELD, 20|22NQ, Manchester, 2013; Unspecific Objects, Malgras|Naudet, Manchester & The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2013; Temporary Residence, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 2013; Tattoo City, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2012 and Space Monkey Hula Hoop, The Monks Gallery, Lincoln, 2012.