Instructional Objects in the Midday Mist | Russell Maurice

EXHIBITION | 30th August - 8th September 2013

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 31st August, 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 7th September, 1.30pm – 6pm
Or by appointment

Preview: Friday 30th August 6pm – 9pm

This new body of work, comprising altered photographs of random Northumbrian ruins and sculptural objects, smears from Neo Neo Romanticism through a pastel puddle of Surrealism en route to a white gloved handful of Comic Abstraction.
Reassessing the Cartoon’s low-brow reputation, disembodied forms float in the midday mist,  presenting simplified comic imagery as purified form. The indexical objects added to the photographs mirror the way information is recorded and conveyed in Alchemy, adding to the already present ambiguity. The works hold an abstract narrative with a presence of the fantasmal, indicating a desire to re-enchant or mythologise contemporary reality. Concerned with the more metaphysical aspects of the natural, particularly the spirit world, concepts of ghosting and theories on the after life. Maurice is objectifying the non-solid to analyse the forms spirits could take and at times what forms are generally accepted in their cultural representations. 
Russell Maurice was born in 1975 in Newcastle. He now lives in London.



About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May 2013 through to January 2014 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.