Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Annabel Dover
Kangaroo Tape Measure
Pencil Crayon on Paper
51 x 35cm (67x50cm framed)
2012

ManchesterArt & Culture

Playing Tricks

Artists delve into their memories for evocative and personal exhibition...

David Miles’ poster 18th appeals for information about an incident many years ago on a West Sussex beach. Who is the young man drinking Guinness on his 18th birthday? Perhaps the artist himself, trying to recapture a hazy memory lost in the fog of time, or the fire of alcohol? Memory is a strange and nebulous phenomenon, apt to play tricks, distort or disappear entirely, but it’s the solid thread that binds the work of a group of artists currently exhibiting at Paper Gallery, Manchester.

Unstable Ground curator and participant Simon Woolham joins Miles and Annabel Dover, Laura Oldfield Ford, Reece Jones, George Shaw, Stephen Walter, and Lisa Wilkens – all artists who reflect on memory and explore how autobiographical memory relates to drawing methods and the direct interaction with the paper surface. Wilkens and Dover look to treasured objects in their work; from OldField-Ford and Walter it’s two different approaches to representing urban environments, while Jones and Shaw takes us to dense and mysterious rural scenes. Remember to catch Unstable Ground before the closing date of 13 September.

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Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Laura Oldfield-Ford
Bridge
Biro on Paper
42 x 29cm
2014

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

David Miles
18th
Pencil, Ink on Paper
30 x 23cm
2014

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Installation view
Unstable Ground
Paper Gallery, Manchester

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Reece Jones
Gaia III
Charcoal & Polymer Varnish on Paper
51 x 44cm
2014

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

George Shaw
Black Magic
one colour lithograph on Fabriano Tiepolo
21 x 29cm
edition of 100
2014

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Installation view
Unstable Ground
Paper Gallery, Manchester

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Installation view
Unstable Ground
Paper Gallery, Manchester

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Laura Oldfield-Ford
Happy Valley
Biro on Paper
42 x 29cm
2014

Unstable Ground at Paper Gallery, Manchester

Lisa Wilkens
What will it mean to us later on?
What will we make of it after it’s done?
Chinese Ink on Paper
29 x 21cm
2014

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