Touring Solo Exhibition.
If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 28th November 2008 – 25th January 2009.
If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV, Part II, CARTER Presents, London, 28th February – 15th March 2009.
Two solo exhibitions in two venues. Different works were shown in each space. At the Castlefield Gallery there was a private view for the exhibition with artist in conversation with the Gallery curator, Kwong Lee. Carter Presents also had a private view for the exhibition.
If I Had a Monkey I Wouldn’t Need a TV.
Working with video and found objects Laura White's work addresses the convergence of the man made and the natural world using both static and moving images sampled from the Internet, billboard posters and TV documentaries. They are consequently shattered or distorted by direct confrontation with objects and other matter in the space, encouraging the viewer to reflect and explore the artifice within the imagery.
Through distorting and concealing imagery, her sculptures are suggestive of the way in which humankind manipulates the environment for its own needs, whether that is through the containment of the natural world to provide us with entertainment, or the mis-representation of both humans and animals for economic gain.
CARTER Presents, London:
If I Had a Monkey I Wouldn’t Need a TV, Part 2.
An exhibition of new work by London based artist Laura White. Exploring the language of sculpture she uses a range of materials from everyday objects to constructed matter. She is interested in our relationship and negotiation with the ‘stuff’ of the world, from the mediated experience of images, such as in books and posters, to first-hand encounters with objects and matter.
Castlefield Gallery is a gallery and resource for contemporary visual artists and their work. Since it’s founding by Manchester Artists Studio Association (MASA) in 1984, the gallery has been at the forefront of supporting artists and emergent art practices in the UK.
CARTER presents Gallery. An independent exhibition space founded in 2005 in Hoxton London. It promotes and works with artists, enabling them to develop experimental and newly created works. It attracts an International audience and many of its exhibitions receiving reviews in the pages of: Art Monthly, Untitled, Contemporary magazine, Art Review, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Dazed and Confused, Aesthetica and Time Out.
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