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Alex Ball, Matt Brown, Adam Dix, Julie Cockburn,
Adam James, Edd Pearman, Boo Saville, Ceal Warnants

Curated by: Edd Pearman

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28 May – 19 June 2011

 

 

Julie Cockburn

 

   
Crystal 3, 2010, collaged digital photograph. Daydreamer 2, 2011, collaged found photograph.

Cockburn studied sculpture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (1993-1996). She has had solo exhibitions at Flowers East (2010), Forster Gallery (2008) and Seven Seven Contemporary (2008). As well as exhibiting in group exhibitions throughout the UK, most notably at Blyth Gallery (2010) I-MYU Projects, (2010), The Eagle Gallery (2010) Sartorial Contemporary Art (2009); Space Now! The Triangle curated by Caroline Douglas (2008) and has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize twice in 2007 and 2010. In 2010, she won the Matt Roberts Arts Salon Art Prize. Her work is held in private collections worldwide and in the collections of British Land, Goss-Michael Foundation, The Wellcome Collection and Yale Center for British Art.

 

 

Shellshocked 1, 2010, collaged found oil painting. Provenance (Dining Room), 2010, oil on canvas, vintage frame.

 

Cockburn's practice evokes memories of delicate craftsmanship, through beautiful sculptures and paintings created out of printed image, paper, books, found objects and child-like mark making in a curious mix of optical illusion and the simple transformation of everyday objects. In a creative journey that involves the sourcing of materials and the time-consuming labour of intricate cutting out, she sculpts from the books and maps she accumulates. Using these as a starting point, Cockburn contradicts the generic and mass-produced with something crafted, to make these physically and intellectually worn objects precious again, and weighted with a different value.


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