Gallery open times:
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th, 10am – 5pm
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd, 10am – 5pm
Preview: Friday 14th October, 6pm – 9pm
Essentially a parody of art’s own intelligibility, DO LIKE DO LIKE aims to exist in oscillation between looking profound and being dumb; wangling the promise of intellectual validation as a carrot on a string, spectators are urged to exert themselves in getting it. The works on show appropriate the most recognisable gestures from the canon of artistic painting, jarring them together to create a lexical jargon of ideals suspended within fictional depth.
Fragments of popular and lowbrow cultures simultaneously permeate the exhibition and serve to amplify the confusing timbre of its voice, a notion further augmented by material choices designed specifically to harass and exploit the tropes of conventional painting orthodoxies. The idea is to assess the exclusivity of painted languages, discovering to what extent the necessity of expert knowledge is required in understanding contemporary painting practices today.