Monday, 2 June 2008

press release


Lurking is presented by the Art Bar in association with Yuck ‘n Yum as part of the Go North festival’s programme of fringe events.

For many years the Art Bar has been a popular drinking destination among Dundee’s community of students and arts professionals. In Lurking, an exhibition curated by local ‘zine Yuck ‘n Yum, five artists stage interventions within these familiar surroundings. Their work can be found here “Lurking”, giving this cosy place a touch of the unhomely, making the recognisable trappings worthy of a second look.

Pete Martin is a painter and sculptor, examining the relationship between humanity and nature. He creates monsters or hybrids of plants, animals and humans. Pete will be wood carving live at The Art Bar Art Fair this weekend!

Gayle Meikle recently graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone with an MSc in Electronic Imaging. Her piece ‘Whisper_1’ is the first instalment of a bigger project loosely derived from the childhood game 'Chinese Whispers'. Funded by New Media Scotland's Alt-W Bursary Award Scheme, it investigates language acquisition, communication, manipulation and play, using live audio sampling to chart the life of a phrase; in turn exploring the way in which we use language, our culture and community.

Ben Robinson creates objects and installations that posit a variety of alternative belief systems. The work employs an obscure strategy of camp, deadpan humour to invoke the strange and the marvellous.

Sam Spreckley is currently studying for a Masters degree in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where he specialises in experimental film and video. Simply put, this work is a collection of experimental visual studies from both natural and man-made worlds created using a combination of digital video and 8mm celluloid film.

Amy Todman makes drawings and objects in a slightly compulsive way. The successful ones are those which she does not fully understand but can still learn from.After a year in Orkney, Amy is currently back in Glasgow enjoying the city and missing the sea.

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