Thanks to Katie Rutherford, director of Untitled Gallery in Manchester, UK, I’ve got some photos of the participatory component of Give Thanks to share with you. The public was invited to make drawings on paper pennant flags in response to the question, “What are you grateful for?” I love the mix of children’s scribbles and grown-ups’ renderings.

Participatory component of the Give Thanks installation at Untitled Gallery at Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK last month.

Participatory component of the Give Thanks installation at Untitled Gallery at Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK last month.

Participants' gratitude pennants on display.

Detail with a subtle rendition of a cup (bottom row, center) and a drawing of the word, "ribbons."

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Participatory component of the Give Thanks installation at Untitled Gallery at Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK last month.

Participatory component of the Give Thanks installation at Untitled Gallery at Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK last month.

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give thanks installation at untitled gallery / project space leeds

Give Thanks, 2011, site-specific installation of 39 pennant flags: satin ribbon, linen, gratitude statements, dimensions site-variable. Recently on view at Untitled Gallery @ Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Give Thanks, 2011, site-specific installation of 39 pennant flags: satin ribbon, linen, gratitude statements, dimensions site-variable. Recently on view at Untitled Gallery @ Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Photos of my latest installation, Give Thanks, now posted. Sincere thanks to Katie Rutherford and Untitled Gallery for the photographs.

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through 12/10: give thanks @ untitled gallery @ project space leeds

Give Thanks (studio view detail), 2011, installation of 39 flags: satin ribbon, linen, gratitude statements; dimensions site-variable; each flag 12 x 18 in / 30 x 45 cm.

Give Thanks (studio view detail), 2011, installation of 39 flags: satin ribbon, linen, gratitude statements; dimensions site-variable; each flag 12 x 18 in / 30 x 45 cm.

I’m very excited to present a new text-based installation made of ribbon and fabric, and relating to gratitude, at this exhibition-within-an-exhibition.

Enter a Small Room Arranged for this Purpose is a series of three exhibitions in Project Space Leeds’ version of Untitled Gallery, created for Peering Sideways, a new exhibition and programme of events at PSL. This ambitious project brings together artists’ groups from around the UK (London, Manchester, Wakefield).

The project also aims to expand the networks of the participating artists and groups, sparking new relationships and collaborations. The project comprises three separate group shows running concurrently, with some of the work developing in the space over the course of the project.

November 16–December 10, 2011
Enter a Small Room Arranged for this Purpose: Part Three
[part of Peering Sideways, September 10 – December 10, 2011]
Untitled Gallery (Manchester) @ PSL [Project Space Leeds] 
Whitehall Waterfront, 2 Riverside Way, Leeds, LS1 4EH, UK

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Opening 6/16: Re-Covering @ Untitled Gallery (MCR), 6/17: AUDiNT @ Art in General (NYC)

OPENING THIS WEEK…

Creativity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 2011, glitter, neon and gel pen on vellum and paper, glitter foil on board, acetate, paper, ribbon, wood, 4.25 x 7 x 0.75 in / 11 x 18 x 2 cm

Creativity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 2011, glitter, neon and gel pen on vellum and paper, glitter foil on board, acetate, paper, ribbon, wood, 4.25 x 7 x 0.75 in / 11 x 18 x 2 cm

6/16: Preview for Re-Covering at Untitled Gallery, Manchester, UK
June 17–July 31
Preview: Thursday, June 16, 6-9pm

I re-designed the cover of Mihaly Csizkzentmihalyi’s Creativity—the form doubles as a creativity test—for this group show in Manchester, UK.

Curated by Mike Chavez-Dawson, Re-Covering is an exhibition of works by 40 local and international artists who redesign the cover of an influential book onto a reclaimed piece of oak from school libraries. Displayed on an installation of shelves, the works are standard paperback size (110mm x 178mm x 15mm).

Artists: David Shrigley, Billy Childish, Harry Hill, Magda Archer, Robert Casselton Clark, Laurence Lane, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Monica Biagioli, Brian Reed, Lisa Slominski, Mr&Mrs, Andrew Bracey, Lee Machell, Paul Cordwell, Richard Healy, Nick Jordan, John Hyatt, Naomi Kashiwagi, Bren O’Callaghan & Mandy Tolley, Paul Stanley, Kai-Oi Jay Yung, David Alker, Ben Cove, Stratton Barrett & Peter Wankowicz, Cecilia Wee, Jake Geczy, Roisin Byrne, Christine Wong Yap, Ludovica Gioscia, Julie Hammonds & Kit Hammonds, Jason Minsky, Mark Haig & Sarah Perks, Ed Barton, Daniel Staincliffe, Margaret Cahill, Contents May Vary, Elizabeth Leeke, The Centre of Attention, Steve Hawley, Lee Campbell, The Confraternity of Neoflagellants & BABEL Working Group, Nicola Dale.

Concurrent programming includes The Reading, a multiple writers’ residency that will be projected live across multiple screens in Manchester including Cornerhouse, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, CUBE, Chinese Arts Centre, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery, and The Reading Room Collection, MMU Library.

Opening 6/17: AUDiNT’s Dead Record Office @ Art in General, NYC
June 17–July 23

I helped out with the build in this immersive audio installation. Unfortunately I won’t be there for the opening (which is probably going to be Friday night, 6-8pm; double-check first!), but it is shaping up to be a really neat show. If you haven’t been to Art in General, go check them out! I think they have a great space and do really interesting shows, and it’s actually really easy to get there, just off Canal Street.

AUDiNT, short for “Audio Intelligence” is a collaborative, research team comprised of artists and scholars Steve Goodman, Toby Heys and Jon Cohrs. Their upcoming exhibition, Dead Record Office, explores the historical and fictitious relationship between sound and warfare.

CLOSING TODAY, 6/12…
Procedural
MacArthur B Arthur, 4030 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA

LOOKING FORWARD TO…

San Francisco

Through July 16
Stephanie Syjuco: Raiders!
Catherine Clark Gallery

Through July 30
Ranu Mukherjee: Absorption into the Nomadic and Luminous
Frey Norris Modern & Contemporary

Through June 26
Metric: Dana Hemenway and Anthony Ryan; Curated by Jessica Brier
Park Life Gallery

June 17–July 23
Opening Friday, June 17, 6-8pm
Chromaticism: Elijah Burgher, James Chronister, Richard Kent Howie, Cybele Lyle; Curated by Liz Wing
NOMA Gallery
[Super bummed to miss the last day of Ryan Thayer‘s gadget photograms]


Bay Area

June 18 to September 17
Zombie-Proof House
Anthony Discenza, HalfLifers (Torsten Z. Burns and Anthony Discenza), Suzanne Husky, Inka Hoots (Joshua Short and Joel Dean Stockdill), Packard Jennings, Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, Whitney Lynn, Julio Cesar Morales, Lucy Puls, and Carol Selter.
di Rosa, Napa, CA

Through July 1
Steven Barich: Zen with a Kickstand
bayVAN/Branch Gallery
, 455 17th St. Suite 301, Oakland, CA

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