Curated by Sean Edwards
3 October – 7 November 2014
Echo is a series of six solo exhibitions across the pages of the South Wales Echo. Each Friday, over the six weeks of the festival, a single insertion will appear by artists who have a historic or contemporary relationship to Cardiff. The insertions range from full colour advertisements to small classified ads. Cardiff’s local newspaper becomes a space to present newly commissioned art works.
Featured artists are Melanie Counsell, James Richards, Laura Reeves, George Henry Longly, Joanne Masding and Richard Bevan.
Sean Edwards’ work investigates the sculptural potential of the everyday, often using remnants of previous activities as a starting point. In many of the works there is a sense of objects being in-progress, indeterminate and open to change. They function like propositions; the audience is invited to play a part in its creation. The completion is only ever realised in the exhibition environment, which undermines the perception of the gallery as a space for fully achieved artworks closed to further development. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, Edwardsʼ practice can encompass installation, sculpture, film, artist books and photography.
Sean Edwards (b. 1980, Cardiff, based Abergavenny) gained his BA Fine Art at University of Wales Institute (2003) and his MA Fine Art from Slade (2005). Recent and forthcoming solo shows include The Grundy, Blackpool (2015); Mostyn, Llandudno (2014); Chapter, Cardiff; Netwrk, Aalst (both 2013); Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (2012) Limoncello, London, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Spike Island, Bristol (all 2011); Outpost, Norwich (2010); ICA, London; Super, Paris, and Moot, Nottingham (all 2008). Recent publications include ʻFor Lal, or Henryʼ, The Block, London (2012) and ʻMaelfaʼ Bedford Press, London (2011).
South Wales Echo newspaper