Open Stories

Precious Metals

Precious Metals, Found image & paper clip, 640 mm x 420 mm, 2015

Roman Upskirt

Roman Up-Skirt,  Found Imagery,  620 mm x 420 mm,  2015.

Centre Fold

Centre Fold,  Found Image in custom built frame. 740 mm x 420 mm. 2015.

Centre fold

Centre Fold, (detail)  Found Image in custom frame. 740 mm x 420 mm. 2015.

Greetings from the Wriscols

Greetings from the Wriscols 1996, Found Image & custom printed mat board. 620 mm x 420 mm, 2015.

Fend

Fend, Found Image, 620 mm x 420 mm, 2015.

Gallery Window

Gallery Window, Found Image, 620 mm x 420 mm. 2015.

Gallery Window

Gallery Window, (detail)  Found Image, 620 mm x 420 mm. 2015.

Recumbant Figure

Recumbent Figures, Found Imagery, 620 mm x 420 mm, 2015.

Coastal Fastenings

Coastal Fastenings, Found imagery & Custom Frame 1200 mm x 900 mm, 2015.

detail

Coastal Fastenings, (detail) Found imagery, 1200 mm x 900 mm, 2015.

Still Moving

Still-Moving, Found Imagery & Custom Frame, 1200 mm x 900 mm, 2015.

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(Installation Shots)

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(Installation Shots)

Live, life, love

Live/Life/Love, Found Image & Custom built frame, 200 mm x 900 mm. 2015.

Live Life Love

Live/Life/Love, Found Image & Custom built frame, 200 mm x 900 mm. 2015.

Live, Life, Love

Live/Life/Love, Found Image & Custom built frame, 200 mm x 900 mm. 2015.

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 (Installation Shots)

Open Stories  

The Young

4th September  –  25th September 2015


Over the past year Tom Mackie has been building up a large collection of images and texts sourced from books, newspapers and the internet. For this exhibition, Mackie has grouped and arranged images in order to shift their identities; he mobilises the static and turns the representational into the abstracted. This act of appropriation triggers questions regarding the meaning and significance of words and images as they move from one context to another. Mackie’s effort to recontextualise found texts encourages the viewer to read them in new ways and weave their own narratives and memories into what they see.

In this exhibition Mackie’s concern is for the increasing speed with which images and texts are consumed by audiences. As a result, viewers miss out on the intricacies and symbolism that can be appreciated with a little extra time and focus. Here, Mackie asks his viewers to slow down, and take from his work more than can be read in a fleeting moment.

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