February 21, 2018 - MOSTYN - Shezad Dawood: Leviathan / Mike Perry: Land / Sea / "In Addition"
February 21, 2018

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(1) Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle, Episode 1: Ben (production still), 2017. HD video, 12:52 mintues. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions (2) Mike Perry, Shoe 22, Playa Santa Maria, Havana, Cuba, 2014. Fencing, Treadog Bay, Llŷn Peninsula, Wales 2016. (3) "In Addition" edition series.

Shezad Dawood
Leviathan
March 3–July 1, 2018

Mike Perry
Land / Sea
March 3–July 1, 2018

"In Addition"
Nina Beier, Sol Calero, Gabriele de Santis, Alek O., Jonathan Monk, and Marinella Senatore
March 3, 2018–February 27, 2021

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MOSTYN, Wales' foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Shezad Dawood
Leviathan
Galleries 4 & 5
Leviathan is an episodic narrative around notions of borders, mental health and marine welfare issues of foremost concern, resonating profoundly with both coastal locations and contemporary life.

A ten-part film cycle that will unfold over the next three years, the work draws connections between human activity and marine ecology. Three films have already been premiered in Venice, in conjunction with the 57th Venice Biennale, with a fourth to be released in early September 2018.

In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, Leviathan explores interconnections between these fields of work and will be presented through sculpture, textiles, museum specimens, films, conversations and online resource material.

As part of the first iteration of Leviathan after its Venice debut, Dawood will also show a newly commissioned painting drawing upon this specific context, and work with community groups based on the coastal location asking questions about how these issues might come to evolve in a future 20 to 50 years from now, and what that future might look like.

The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, in dialogue with the artist.

Mike Perry 
Land / Sea (Tir / Môr)
Gallery 3

Mike Perry's work engages with significant and pressing environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet's ecosystems.

Combining conceptual aesthetics with an environmental narrative, the images of Perry shed a different light on the health of the land or seascape. Môr Plastig (welsh for "Plastic Sea"), for example, is an ongoing body of work that classifies objects washed up by the sea into groupings: bottles, shoes, grids, abstracts, and others. By using a high-resolution camera to capture the surface detail, the artist allows the viewer to "read" markings and scars etched into the objects by the ocean over months and, in some cases, years.

Land/Sea is originally produced by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, and curated by David Drake, Ffotogallery, and Ben Borthwick, Plymouth Arts Centre. The exhibition has been reconfigured for the context of MOSTYN, and has been curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator  and Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director

"In Addition"
Participating artists from March 2018:
Nina Beier, Sol Calero, Gabriele de Santis, Alek O., Jonathan Monk, and Marinella Senatore
Gallery 2

MOSTYN, Wales UK is pleased to present "In Addition," a new edition series of works, by internationally renowned artists, available to purchase at an affordable price. MOSTYN is a charity registered in the UK and proceeds from the sales of the editions will be invested back into the gallery's exhibition and engagement programme.

Each participating artist has produced work using paper and has been asked to reconsider the traditional model of producing an edition, where each version of a work is identical. Although appearing formally similar, each "In Addition" piece will offer deviations and nuances that set apart each edition as a unique work, thereby playing with ideas of the original, the copy and work made in series.

"In Addition" will be permanently installed as an exhibition in MOSTYN's Gallery 2 from March 2018, and will change shape over time as editions are purchased and as further artists participate in the future.

"In Addition" is curated by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN.

For further details about "In Addition" and the editions by the artists, please email: inaddition [​at​] mostyn.org or visit www.mostyn.org/inaddition

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About MOSTYN
MOSTYN presents international art and culture of our time, activating people’s lives through exhibitions, cultural programmes and commercial activities. Situated in the coastal town of Llandudno, it is Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, serving as a place to form and share new perspectives through artistic/curatorial practice and audience engagement. It is part of the Plus TATE, the UK-wide contemporary visual art network.

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