Ryan Gander and Bedwyr Williams

Ryan Gander and Bedwyr Williams


Courtesy MOSTYN.

April 9, 2014

Ryan Gander: Chance Everything
Bedwyr Williams: Hotel 70°

18 April–6 July 2014

We’ve Got Mail
18 April–6 July 2014

Gallery 6: Uprisings
Jesse Wine: You Can’t Beat Nature
18 April–13 July 2014

Preview: Thursday 17 April, 6:30pm, all welcome

MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
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Llandudno LL30 1AB
Wales, UK

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MOSTYN, Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery is delighted to announce a new season of exhibitions.

Ryan Gander: Chance Everything
Bedwyr Williams: Hotel 70°
Two solo exhibitions in conversation*
18 April–6 July 

Chance Everything by Ryan Gander presents both existing work and new pieces. Gander’s works are linked by a process of storytelling and by the manner in which they capture the spectator’s imagination. 

Gander’s works in Chance Everything include, amongst other pieces, a cardigan made from the wool of feral goats living on a nearby headland and to be worn by the exhibition’s invigilators; a short television commercial to promote imagination in the British public as if commissioned by the British government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills; and a carbon copy of the artist’s watch. Following his unique approach to artmaking, his works in the exhibition point to a variety of references, from the history of art and design to aspects of everyday life, and from popular culture to his own biography.

Encompassing performance, sculpture, painting and video, North Wales-based Bedwyr Williams‘s practice is marked by his unique brand of humour that is informed, in part, by his upbringing in Wales. Drawing from his life experiences, Williams’s work, on the one hand, offers a sharp critique of our everyday world, and on the other, a relief and antidote to life’s pressures.

At the heart of Williams’s exhibition at MOSTYN is a full-scale re-creation of the top section of the iconic Hotel 70°, which once stood high on a cliff overlooking the nearby town of Colwyn Bay. The hotel was noted for its peculiar architecture where everything from the carpets to the stairs followed the 70° and 110° angles of the building.

Also on view is a video piece and elements from the artist’s critically acclaimed exhibition The Starry Messenger, which represented Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2013. 

Bedwyr Williams’s exhibition has in part been supported by the Colwinston Trust. 

*Both Ryan Gander’s and Bedwyr Williams’s exhibition are part of the Conversation Series at MOSTYN, a series of exhibitions bringing together two artists and two solo exhibitions in conversation, curated by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN) and produced by MOSTYN. The intention is to present the dialogue collaboration and similarity in exploring themes that occur between artists, and to make this visible on the stage of the exhibition. 

#ryangander, #chanceeverything, #bedwyrwilliams, #hotel70, #mostyncymru 
Press release: Ryan Gander / Bedwyr Williams

We’ve Got Mail
18 April–6 July 

Participating artists: Robert Barry, Gabriele De Santis, Jan Dibbets, Ane Mette Hol, Jonathan Monk*, and Kirsten Pieroth

We’ve Got Mail is the second exhibition in a series that examines the history of MOSTYN and its building. This exhibition responds to the context in which it takes place, a former postal sorting office into which MOSTYN’s galleries were expanded in 2010. 

We’ve Got Mail, of which there will be four exhibitions between now and 2017, will introduce some of the finest historical and recent examples of artists and artworks that have utilised postal mail, as well as original artifacts, documentation and ephemera from the gallery’s previous use as a Royal Mail sorting office.

A booklet accompanies the exhibition and features texts by Adam Carr, Visual Arts Programme Curator, and by MOSTYN’s Director Alfredo Cramerotti. It can be ordered by contacting shop [​at​] mostyn.org.

*On the occasion of this exhibition, Jonathan Monk has produced a new edition exclusively for MOSTYN. Titled Picture Post Card Posted From Post Box Pictured, it is part of a series of postcard pieces, which to date includes those made for venues in New York, London, Brussels and Paris. Each version of the edition depicts an image of the closest postbox to the gallery that it is produced for. After purchasing the postcard, the artist will write the address and message that the purchaser would like, together with his signature. The postcard will then be posted from the postbox pictured on the postcard, which in MOSTYN’s case is directly next door to the building. 

To make a purchase, please contact shop [​at​] mostyn.org.

#wevegotmail, #mostyncymru
Press release: We’ve Got Mail

Gallery 6: Uprisings
Jesse Wine: You Can’t Beat Nature
18 April–13 July

Born in 1983, Jesse Wine’s work combines humour, biography and art history. While Wine’s work is multi-disciplinary, he often describes himself as a ceramicist. His recent work, mostly using clay, has an erudite take on the medium, using its history, its alliance with craft and its placement within the visual arts. His works reveal a fascination with the process of making, form and display. His exhibition at MOSTYN presents entirely new work. 

Gallery 6 would not be possible without the generous support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
#gallery6, #uprisings, #mostyncymru
Press release: Jesse Wine

About MOSTYN | Cymru | Wales
MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales (UK) is the leading, publicly funded, contemporary art gallery in Wales and serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary life through international contemporary art and curatorial practice.

Through exhibitions, learning programme, lectures, symposia and publications, MOSTYN plays an active role in discussing contemporary culture in Wales, the UK and beyond.

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