Lewis, Chara, Mojsiewicz, Kristin and Pettican, Anneké (2010) The Myth of Origins. [Show/Exhibition]

For their second solo show at The International 3, Brass Art continue to develop the expansive series of watercolour drawings collectively titled, ‘The Myth of Origins’, in which the shadow forms of the artists encounter the manifestation of their collective psyche.

In the new series of drawings for The Non-existence of the Unnamed, the artists unlock the Entomology collection at Manchester University Museum. The suggested encounters portrayed between the re-animated specimens and living flesh are at once terrifying and intimate. Transformed into a series of theatrical masquerades, the drawings reveal the tension between the idea of the act and the act itself.

Made as collaborative drawings, the artists are collectively engaged in their production; in process and product articulating the intimacy of Brass Art’s long-standing working relationship.

Brass Art have recently exhibited in ‘Not at this address’ at Bury Museum and Art Gallery and at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. They are currently exhibiting newly commissioned work as part of ‘Tell it to the Trees’ at Croft Castle and Museum and their upcoming exhibitions include, ‘Shadowplay’ at Whitworth Art Gallery,Manchester in May 2010 and the Tatton Park Biennial in 2012.

Brass Art would like to thank Manchester Museum with special thanks to Dmitri Logunov, Curator of Entomology.

Supported by Arts Council of England, University of Huddersfield, Edinburgh College of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

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