Revelations: The Poison of Free Thought, Part II
S Mark Gubb
22.10 – 17.12.16
A major new sculptural work by S Mark Gubb commissioned by g39 and shown alongside Mike Kelley’s ‘Mobile Homestead’, part of the unique Artangel Collection, exhibited in Wales for the first time as part of Cardiff Contemporary. This is part of a multifaceted project for Gubb, all under the umbrella title of ‘Revelations’ happening concurrently at SYSON Gallery, in a cave in Nottingham, and a roadside billboard on an American interstate.
Supported by Artangel Collection & Mike Kelley Foundation
S Mark Gubb (b.1974, Margate, lives and works in Cardiff) works across a range of media incorporating sculpture, video, sound, installation and performance. The subjects for his work are drawn from the social and political culture he grew up in; an equal fascination with things he finds so great and so terrible about the world we live in. This often takes the form of a re-evaluation and re-interpretation of contemporary culture and history, provoking us to consider our contribution to the world we live in. His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including Turner Contemporary (Margate), Dublin Contemporary, Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth), Postmasters Gallery (NYC), Matthew Bown Gallery (Berlin), Mostyn (Llandudno), Ceri Hand Gallery, (Liverpool), Castlefield Gallery (Manchester), ICA (London) and PS1 MoMA (NYC)
Mike Kelley (b. Detroit, 1954, d. Los Angeles, 2012) is widely considered one of the most influential artists of our time. Irreverent but deeply informed, topical yet visionary, Kelley worked in a startling array of genres and styles, including performance, installation, drawing, painting, video, photography, sound works, text, and sculpture. He also worked on curatorial projects; collaborated with many other artists and musicians; and left a formidable body of critical and creative writing.