Public Preview: In the Castle of My Skin and The Yellow Wallpaper
Friday, 24 January 2020
6 – 8pm
Join us for the launch of two new exhibitions:
Sonia Boyce, In the Castle of My Skin
In the Castle of My Skin is a solo show of new commissions and existing work by Sonia Boyce, with work by seven other artists co-curated with Boyce. The exhibition is built through improvisation techniques and riffs on ways of playing in urban space. It takes shape across a large new sculptural display system that houses works by Boyce and artists including Kate Cooper, Harold Offeh, Flora Parrott and Alberta Whittle alongside selected works from the Middlesbrough Collection. The sculpture is based on the crystalline form of the mineral pyrite, known as Fool’s Gold, and is clad in wallpapers made by Boyce since the early 1990s.
Lindsey Mendick, The Yellow Wallpaper
Lindsey Mendick is the first of our Extra Ordinary People solo shows this year with an installation of video, ceramics and miniatures, exploring three intertwining stories of female ‘histrionics’, depression and Russian spies. Mendick’s solo show delves into these parallel stories to create a multifaceted installation, an immersive environment, where here period of convalescence come to life with ghostly ceramics, crawling and sprawling into the gallery space