Project/number/3 with Vulpes Vulpes: Comfort Tones
Tom Crawford/ Leo Fitzmaurice/ Ben Garrod/ Anna Chrystal Stephens/ Lee Stone/ Laurie Storey/ Carla Wright
Comfort Tones presents a range of works which respond to the initial piece in the show - a curatorial premise whereby the domestic cum studio features of the Project Number space are partly concealed yet still dominant.
The work shown implicates the art object among those redundant design features around us in our homes and workspaces. Screen-like structures dress the space, concealing the fittings. These mimic, on a different scale, the clumsy erasure of urban planning and question the functionality of these features. In turn, work placed on and around the screens takes on skeuomorphic qualities with a similar logic to veneer flooring and coal effect fires or the comfortably mechanical facets of analogue technology simulated in their digital counterparts like the faux click of a digital camera.
"The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future." Marshall McLuhan
Comfort Tones is an exhibition of works curated by Vulpes Vulpes, an artist-led group which hosts exhibitions, performances, workshops and runs an artist studio space in Clapton. The project is not for profit and is managed and run collectively.
Project/Number is an arts initiative based in Stoke Newington, London. Its primary focus is artist-led projects and collaborations with artists.
Light/Box/1/ Berry Patten
Launching alongside Comfort tones, is the first of a new series of poster commissions for the project number on-street light box. The first poster Coral Draw has been created by artist Berry Patten, whose work explores 'the still life' through the disappointment of fake-nature and the polished promise of magazine advertising, all mixed up with Center Parcs and UK Garage.
Recent exhibitions include SWISS TIFFS, Bigger is Better, Lausanne, Switzerland. WACKY BACKY, the two Jonnys' project space, London. And upcoming: MUNICIPALITY, Bethnal Green Library, London.