DAVID GATES IN DIALOGUE16.08-12.10.2019 Make Hauser & Wirth
Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is delighted to present ‘David Gates: in dialogue’, an exploration of containment, materiality, and the desire to collect, assemble, order and display. David Gates combines studio-furniture making with formal research, creating three-dimensional pieces inspired by cabinet furniture.
In recent work Gates has focussed on the cabinet of curiosities, the collecting cabinet as an interface between furniture, people, architecture, and material culture. In keeping with this theme, Jacqueline Moore, the Director of Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, together with David Gates have invited a selection of international artist-makers to submit works for display around the cabinets. Responses include objects in ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal and mixed media, which invite investigation into the spaces they occupy, as well as the materials they employ.
Collaborators include: Andrea Walsh, Derek Wilson, Helen Carnac, Harry Morgan, Ismini Samanidou, Katie Spragg, Mr Smith, Mark Reddy, Matthew Day Jackson, Neil Brownsword, Paul Adie, Romilly Saumarez Smith, Richard McVetis, Rosa Nguyen and James Shaw.
COS - SERIES IV EXHIBITION28.07-17.11.2019 COS at Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, London.
Richard was invited to created three limited edition prints and two embroidered works for COS, these are exclusively available to purchase at King’s Cross store, London. A curated space where art and their collection coexist.
About the work:
Worked from aerial light patterns of cities at night, abstracted so that each ink dot or stitch represents an individual light. These drawings depict the pattern created at a macro scale by humans and our interaction with the landscape. Cities from this vantage point allude to something cellular or celestial, it offers a new perspective of the cities in which we live, underlining the reshaping of our relationship of the built environment.
CONSTRUCT20.07-15.08.2019 Sunny Bank Mills, Farlsey.
Richard is currently showing 'Landscape' in the latest exhibition by The 62 Group of Textile Artists. The 62 Group of Textile Artists are an artist-led organisation with an international membership challenging the boundaries of contemporary textile practice.
In this exhibition members build and assemble ambitious and innovative textile works responding to the theme ‘CONSTRUCT’
CONSTRUCT. 1 to put together substances or parts systematically; build; assemble. 2 to frame
mentally (an argument, sentence etc.). 3 Geom. to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain
requirements are satisfied. 4 something formulated or built systematically. 5 a complex idea
resulting from a synthesis of simpler ideas.
Members are open to submit works that respond to the theme of CONSTRUCT