The Rural College of Art | Found & Forged

12 Jan 2017–28 Jan 2017


David Gates (of The Rural College of Art) is obsessed with things. Not so much the things themselves, as their essential thingness. These are things frequently discarded in the first instance by others, sometimes by the artist, and then subject to being re–purposed. 'Found & Forged' is Gates' second solo show in the gallery. In it he is seeking to elevate the act of repetition and appropriation, both through process and outcome, to a possible art. He begins with the set that remains of the previous exhibition: Lothar Götz's 'Pas de Trois' – which was, in part, a staging. This is no collaboration, more an invitation under strict license.

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