Jessica Mallock & Tom Thayer

Jessica Mallock and Tom Thayer

Thursday 22 July 2010, 7 – 9pm

Mallock’s practice utilises the medium of photography to explore the possibilities of photography as an object. In an open-ended inquiry to try and comprehend what we look at when we see a photographic image printed, her practice examines the conventions of photographic production, display and the photograph’s content, through the process of simply disassembling, rearranging and reorganising the materials available.

The recent work of Tom Thayer work is based on an interest in “Learning by Discovery"; an education model popular in the early and mid 1970s. Large, saturated, colour photographs make up a great deal of the content of this series of textbooks, and display images of a soft focus utopian world filled with primary colours. These images educate a strand of his practice that will be presented at Limoncello, which is made through a rich process of experimentation and play. Consisting of fantastical animations, born from paintings, drawings and sculptures.

Jessica Mallock lives and works in London. Exhibitions include, ‘Show’, Macandi Showroom, London (2010); ‘MA Show’, London College of Communication, London (2009); ‘Travelling Light’, Wilson William Gallery, London & Venice, (2009); ‘Group Shows Are A Waste Of Time’, The Macbeth, London (2002); ‘Peripheral Vision’, De Fabriiek, Eindhoven, Holland (1997); ‘After the sublime’, Touring Show to Harewood House, Leeds; ‘The Angel Row’, Nottingham; The Cambridge Darkroom, Cambridge (1995).

Tom Thayer lives and works in New York, USA. Forthcoming exhibitions include, ‘Performance for Dave Miko’s Greater New York 2010 Exhibition’, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, USA; ‘A Lettuce Slaughter in the Woods’, Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn, USA; ‘Knight’s Move’, Curated by Fionn Meade, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA; ‘Incohative Listening + Centerless Portrayal: Organized by Keith Connolly and Jay Sanders’, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA; ‘Dave Miko in the Company of Friends’, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, USA.