Alice Anderson / Kirsty Buchanan / Annabel Dover / Georgie Flood / Andrea Hannon / Paul Kindersley / Hayley Lock / Cathy Lomax /
Alli Sharma / Corinna Spencer / Mark Scott Wood / Jessica Voorsanger

4 - 27 May 2012

 

CORINNA SPENCER

 

Corinna Spencer, Robert at Blue Cut
, 2012, oil on found postcard, 15x10.5cm

 

 

For Tainted Love Corinna Spencer has created a shrine-like group of paintings inspired by the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford which critic Mark Kermode described as being 'about the idea of approaching death but also about, I think importantly, the idea, that the character who is going to kill Jesse James, is in a very modern celebrity conscious kind of way, obsessed by him.' Spencer’s work explores the relationship between these two historical characters. A relationship that began with teenage fascination and hero worship but became one of obsession, envy and lust that ultimately ended in betrayal and murder.

Guns, Hats & Horses, the fourth of Corinna Spencer's The Collector zine accompanies her Tainted Love installation. Priced at £2.50 each issue contains a numbered original drawing. Buy a copy and get more info here.

Corinna Spencer Studied at Coventry School of Art and design and lives and works in Coventry. Her previous exhibitions include Collectible, ZAP, London; Home Office of the Fan Fiction Empire, The Residence Gallery, London; Curious Pursuits, The Portico, Manchester and Pulp Fictions, Transition Gallery, London.

 

Corinna Spemcer talks about The Gift at The Aesthetic Trust

 

Tainted Love is travelling to...
Meter Room,
Coventry, 8 June - 8 July 2012
Down Stairs at Great Brampton House, Herefordshire, 30 Sep - 18 Nov 2012
 

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