June 25, 2018 - MOSTYN - She sees the shadows / In Addition / Louisa Gagliardi / Josephine Meckseper
June 25, 2018

MOSTYN

(1) She sees the shadows graphic Identity, An Endless Supply. (2) Magali Reus, Parking (Legs At Eye Level), 2014. © Magali Reus. Courtesy the Artist and David Roberts Collection. Photo: Plastiques. (3) Rodney Graham, Sunday Sun, 1937, 2012. © Rodney Graham. Courtesy the Artist and David Roberts Collection. (4) Karla Black, Traps Take Practice, 2011. © Karla Black. Courtesy the Artist and David Roberts Collection. (5) Jason Dodge, Ringing Through Chimneys, A bell attached to the brush of chimney sweep Jörg Häuseler during the spring chimney cleaning in a neighborhood in Berlin. © Jason Dodge. Courtesy the Artist and David Roberts Collection.




 

She sees the shadows
July 14–November 4, 2018

In Addition
Editions by artists
March 3, 2018–February 27, 2021

Louisa Gagliardi / Josephine Meckseper
Opening November 16, 2018

MOSTYN
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MOSTYN, Wales UK is pleased to present a group exhibition of works by over 40 contemporary artists from the David Roberts Collection, marking the first off-site collaboration by David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF).

She sees the shadows

Works by: Caroline Achaintre, Horst Ademeit, Fiona Banner, Sara Barker, Phyllida Barlow, Neil Beloufa, David Birkin, Karla Black, Carol Bove, Martin Boyce, Lea Cetera, Susan Collis, Thomas Demand, Jason Dodge, Boyle Family, Theaster Gates, Isa Genzken, Rodney Graham, Harry Gruyaert, Jeppe Hein, Marine Hugonnier, Pierre Huyghe, Matthew Day Jackson, Tatsuya Kimata, Rachel Kneebone, Elad Lassry, Bob Law, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Kris Martin, Marlie Mul, Nika Neelova, Man Ray, Magali Reus, Pietro Roccasalva, Analia Saban, Erin Shirreff, Monika Sosnowska, Oscar Tuazon, Gavin Turk, Franz West, Douglas White

Curated by Adam Carr (MOSTYN) and Olivia Leahy (DRAF)
Gallery 3, 4 & 5 

“She sees the shadows... she even counts the tree-trunks along a promenade by the shadows, but sees nothing of the shape of things.”(1)

In 1886, a 22-year-old woman in Lyon saw the world around her for the first time. Objects instantly recognisable by touch were hard to distinguish with her new sight, and shadows appeared more concrete than solid forms. Her doctors described the sudden strangeness of familiar environments, and her singular experience of the world as a newly-sighted person.

In his 1932 book Space and Sight, Marius Von Senden collated the patient’s experiences alongside testimonies of similar cases dating from 1020 to the present. These captivating accounts, which later inspired writers including Maggie Nelson and Annie Dillard, express how something familiar can show a previously unacknowledged beauty when seen in a new way.

She sees the shadows is a group exhibition of works from the David Roberts Collection that resonate with the ideas found in Space and Sight. Each artist has re-conceived day-to-day objects and materials in unexpected ways—a bench, plug socket, grate, section of railing or broom—inviting viewers to see alternative qualities and narratives therein.

Each of the works in a collection, like the testimonies compiled by Von Senden, speak of personal experiences and moments. She sees the shadows is accompanied by a new publication with responses to the project from writers Orit Gat, Claire Potter and Sally O’Reilly and artists David Birkin, Jason Dodge, Marine Hugonnier, Marlie Mul, Magali Reus and Douglas White.

Full press release

(1) M. Von Senden (trans. P. Heath), Space and Sight: the perception of space and shape in the congenitally blind before and after operation, 1932, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: London, 1960.

For press enquiries and images, please email Lin Cummins lin [​at​] mostyn.org or call +44 (0)1492 879201.

In Addition
Participating artists from July 2018:
Nina BeierSol CaleroGabriele de SantisAlek O.Jonathan Monk, Simon Dybbroe Møller and Marinella Senatore
Gallery 2

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 is permanently installed as an exhibition in MOSTYN's Gallery 2, and will change shape over time as editions are purchased and as further artists participate in the future. 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.

For more information about the editions please click here.
For enquiries and to make a purchase please contact: inaddition [​at​] mostyn.org

Louisa Gagliardi Josephine Meckseper
Gallery 3, 4 & 5 

Opening November 16, 2018, solo exhibitions by Josephine Meckseper and Louisa Gagliardi, curated by Alfredo Cramerotti (Director, MOSTYN) and Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN), which are the first for both artists in a UK public institution. 

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