Opening Wednesday 11 June 2008, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Open Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment
- Open until Saturday 12 July 2008
In anticipation of Matthew Harrison’s exhibition, a note was pinned to the door of Limoncello addressed to the postman. The note informed the postman that over the forthcoming month a series of postal tubes would be sent to the gallery, arriving Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (i.e. the gallery public opening days). The note kindly asked the postman to post the tubes through the round letter-box that Harrison had installed in the wall of the gallery. The note did not say that this was crucial to the work and that the tubes would be left to accumulate where he had dropped them. Nor did it say that each tube contained one edition of a printed poster. Nor did it describe what was on the print because at the time of writing the note Harrison hadn’t yet found the image, even though he knew what he was looking for. That did not matter because it was the least of his worries with the production for his exhibition; the dry-mounting, framing, letter-box production, working out how to make his own chip-board and sourcing of obscure timbers were causing him much more angst.
B. 1974, Bolton, based Sheffield.
Matthew Harrison gained his MA Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University (2006), and his BA Fine Art from University of West England, Bristol (1998). Harrison’s recent and forthcoming solo shows include Associates, London (2007), BolteLang, Zurich (2008), and recent and forthcoming group shows include ‘Associates in New York’, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York (2008) and Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2008).
An exhibition by Matthew Harrison installation view, Limoncello
‘Self Portrait with Staedtler Mars Lumograph’, 2008, Glass Mounted C-Print with Incense-cedar Frame made by the artist
‘96cc Chinese Air’, 2008, Pair of Size 14 Nike Air Max 1 Trainers, Perspex
‘Assembly No.1’, 2008, 9 x Aluminium Powder Coated Tubes, 8 x Aluminium Clamps, 9 x Pairs of Bicycle Handle Bar Grips The work is supplied in component parts and is self-assembly in any configuration desired. Each time the work is shown in a new context it must be titled numerically incrementally increasing, i.e. Assembly No.2 followed by Assembly No.3. The date will always remain as 2008.
‘Delivery System’, 2008, C&C’d Aluminium, Stainless Steel Fixings, ABS Plastic, Home-made Chipboard made from Shavings from the Production of ‘Door Handles and Door Stop’ (2006), ‘Argus’ (2006/7) and ‘Hi-vis Replacement Floorboard’ (2008), Ink-jet Print Poster, Cardboard Postal Tube (sent 10/06/08 1st Class Mail from S8), Custom-made Parcel Tape, Cellulose Painted Perspex, Aluminium Fixings
‘Hi-vis Replacement Floorboard’, 2008, North American Osage Orange, African Ebony
Europa's symbol for this exhibition