As assistant curator for the show, one of my duties was to write the press release which gained a glowing review from Spoonfed:
“Sometimes you get a press release that sounds like a load of old drivel. Well, quite often in fact. But every now and again you get one that feels not only that it’s been composed by a talented writer but also by somebody with a genuine love for the project that they are promoting.
Check this out for a lovely example of the latter:
Curated by Edd Pearman, ‘Manderley’ represents duality – the characteristic of being two-fold: Lightness with Darkness, Life and Death, the tranquil amidst the dreadful. This collection of works presents such dichotomies – each individual artist extracting a sense of beauty from the profane. August yet imposing marquetry, warningly serene photography, and magnetically hypnotic but voyeuristic video work: all initially appear to embody one intention, yet possess in equal measure, opposite qualities. Each of the artists have either studied or taught in the Printmaking Department at the Royal College of Art, London.”
The exhibition runs from 26th November 2009 – 16th January 2010.
PV on the 26th from 6-9pm.
John Jones Project Space,
4 Morris Place, London N4 3JG.